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PPGICS | Pós-Graduação:Informação e Comunicação em Saúde

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Informação e Comunicação em Saúde

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Production, Organization and Use of Health Information

This line of research is dedicated to the analysis of policies, models, production processes and practices, organization, evaluation and use of information and knowledge in the public health field. It is based on multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives and prioritizes the study of the following:

  • production systems, regulation and new dynamics of scientific health research;
  • national health enquiries and surveys;
  • repositories, virtual environments, social networks and information systems;
  • cultural practices, techniques and technologies;
  • languages, standards and indicators;
  • prospecting and metric studies in science and technology;
  • adequacy of methods that use information from national systems and information for evaluating health situations; and
  • systematization and analysis of information for the formulation of public policies and monitoring of the Brazilian health situation and its social and environmental determinants.

Health Information, Communication and Mediations

Considering the right to communication as inherent to the right to health, this line of research addresses the relationships between institutions, health and communications professionals and the public in their various forms of organization and in their production, circulation and appropriation of social meanings. It is dedicated to conceptual discussion and the development of methodologies that lead to better understanding of the nature and characteristics of the cultural, social, political, institutional and technological mediations involved in such processes. Its projects prioritize the following:

  • analysis of communication products, practices, processes and systems, as well as public policies in these areas;
  • the study of the relationships between media and health in their multiple discursive forms;
  • analysis of the production of meaning in the new communication spaces and environments with emphasis on those spaces and environments developing from virtual technologies; and
  • studies that provide evidence and expand the understanding of the place of communication in social processes and power relations in society as well as the relationship between the communication and the production of social inequalities in health.


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