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Revista Internacional de Educação Superior

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FERREIRA JUNIOR, Manoel Patrocínio; SILVA FILHO, Solidonio Angelo da  and  ANGELO, Rita di Cássia de Oliveira. Basic Life Support as Required Subject in University Healthcare Courses: Curricular Analysis. Rev. Int. Educ. Super. [online]. 2022, vol.8, e022023.  Epub Aug 12, 2022. ISSN 2446-9424.

The goal of this article is to evaluate the offer of Basic Life Support content regarding to the guidelines of the American Heart Association, and the Brazilian Society of Cardiology among the undergraduate health courses, proceeding, afterwards, to a comparative analysis between the Pedagogical Curricular Projects and the current regulations. It is a qualitative and descriptive documental research which its analysis criteria were the presence of curricular component of urgency and emergency; the presence of that subject encountered in other disciplines; subject individually approached or in conjunction with Advanced Life Support; presence of subject on the course syllabus and bibliographic reference of curricular component; relation between theoretical-practical workload and period that the discipline is offered. Five universities were chosen in the state of Pernambuco, two of them public and three others private institutions. Curricular content of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Nutrition undergraduate courses were evaluated; it was noticed a lag on the Physiotherapy and Nutrition undergraduate courses related to Nursing, regarding to the offer of Basic Life Support content on the courses curricular programs. As a result, it was clear that the construction of the undergraduate health courses curricular are contradicting the Nation Curricular Guidelines that state they need to be interdisciplinary, and cover competencies and abilities that are necessary by the trainees in their interrelation between education and society.

Keywords : University Curriculum; University education; Health education.

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