Experience Report of an Interdisciplinary Extension Project on Health

Experience Report of an Interdisciplinary Extension Project on Health


Federal University of Pernambuco
Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy-2d Code

The focus of an extension project it is to merge what is learned and produced at the university and apply at development community. The interdisciplinarity is characterized degree of integration according between disciplines and the intensity of exchanges between experts, this way all disciplines must be enriched. In order to demonstrate the importance of student participation in such projects, we will report some of the gains observed by students, as participants of an extension project that works in Clinical School of Speech Therapy of the Federal University of Pernambuco, composed of an interprofessional team. Are conducted reviews and individual assistance to children with oral breathing for speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dentists, nutritionists, and allergists as well as guidance to families free of charge. In each of this attendance, participating students perform functions always helped by one or more professionals. The project provides students involved to experience in practice the work of professionals in an interdisciplinary way punctuating the benefits this type of therapeutic approach. Whether as quality service to be provided by professionals working and eventually by students or in the care received by the population served. Extension Projects interdisciplinary order, as well as other experiences in teams interprofessional, if they are still introduced in academic education of health professionals, enrich knowledge participating students and contribute to the solidification of the importance of this approach, benefiting all involved, thus it is quite an experience productive and positive. In health the interdisciplinary value awareness is significant, because the primary aim of a therapeutic treatment is, in general, is to foster recovery of the patient, that several times cannot be achieved in the fastest way and even more efficient by only one professional intervention, where an interprofessional care can be much more effective.

Keywords: Interdisciplinarity; Extension project.

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