2011, Number 3
Revista Cubana de Educación Médica Superior 2011; 25 (3)
de la Llera GCL, Martínez CS, Garriga SE
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ABSTRACTThis paper described the design of a distance learning course covering the contents of the face-to-face modular unit called "Population health" that is part of the master's course on health informatics held at the Center of Applied Cybernetics in Medicine. The design was supported on the information and communication technologies through the facilities that the HTML formats and the e-mail service provide. The modular unit includes three topics, which have been adjusted and modified so as to be implemented in updating processes centered on public health. The paper also detailed the informatic design of the module to adapt the contents to the distance learning modality. Finally, a distance learning course was designed with the support of technological tools provided by Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, due to the facilities for design on Web pages. This course is being successfully used in the master´s course on health informatics with good results, according to the opinions of the module´s coordinators.