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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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Line 1: Production, Organization and Use of Health Information

It is dedicated to the analysis of policies, models, processes and practices of production, organization, evaluation and use of information and knowledge in the field of public health.

From multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives, it is prioritized the study of:

- Regimes of production, regulation, and new dynamics of scientific research in health;

- National health surveys and research;

- Repositories, virtual environments, social networks, and information systems;

- Cultural practices, techniques, and technologies;

- Languages, patterns, and indicators;

- Prospecting and metric studies in science and technology;

- Adequacy of methods using information from national systems and information to assess health situations;

- Systematization and analysis of information for the formulation of

public policies and monitoring the Brazilian health situation and its socio-environmental determinants.


Line 2: Information, Communication and Mediations in Health

Considering the right to communication as inherent to the right to health, it studies the relationships between institutions, health and communication professionals and the population,

in their various forms of organization, in their processes of production, circulation and appropriation of social meanings. It is dedicated to conceptual discussion and the development of methodologies

that lead to a better understanding of the nature and characteristics of cultural, social, political, institutional, and technological mediations involved in such processes. Its projects prioritize:

- The analysis of products, practices, processes, and communication systems, as well as of public policies in these domains;

- The study of the relationship between media and health, in its multiple discursive forms;

- The analysis of the production of meanings in new spaces and environments communication, with emphasis on those that develop from virtual technologies;

- Studies that evidence and broaden the understanding of the place of communication in social processes and power relations in society, as well as the relationship between communication and production of social inequalities in health.


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