Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations. Competence implies the capacity to function effectively as an individual and an organization within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs presented by consumers and their communities.
The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.
Education, Medical, Graduate
Educational programs for medical graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic medical sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced medical degree.
Internship and Residency
Education, Public Health Professional
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
Use for general articles concerning nursing education.
Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
Use for general articles concerning medical education.
Schools, Public Health
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
An iterative questionnaire designed to measure consensus among individual responses. In the classic Delphi approach, there is no interaction between responder and interviewer.
The recognition of professional or technical competence through registration, certification, licensure, admission to association membership, the award of a diploma or degree, etc.
Education, Nursing, Graduate
Those educational activities engaged in by holders of a bachelor's degree in nursing, which are primarily designed to prepare them for entrance into a specific field of nursing, and may lead to board certification or a more advanced degree.
Professionals who plan, organize and direct health education programs for the individual, groups and the community.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
That phase of clinical dentistry concerned with the restoration of parts of existing teeth that are defective through disease, trauma, or abnormal development, to the state of normal function, health, and esthetics, including preventive, diagnostic, biological, mechanical, and therapeutic techniques, as well as material and instrument science and application. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 2d ed, p237)
A medical discipline that is based on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy, developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, recognizes the concept of "wellness" and the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Special attention is placed on the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
Attitude of Health Personnel
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
Licensed physicians trained in OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE. An osteopathic physician, also known as D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy), is able to perform surgery and prescribe medications.
Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.
Education, Pharmacy, Continuing
International Educational Exchange
The exchange of students or professional personnel between countries done under the auspices of an organization for the purpose of further education.
Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
Identifies, for study and analysis, important issues and problems that relate to health and medicine. The Institute initiates and conducts studies of national policy and planning for health care and health-related education and research; it also responds to requests from the federal government and other agencies for studies and advice.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.