Between the specificity of Social Work and the loss of disciplinary boundaries: an interdisciplinary postgraduate training experience

Dra. Carmen Burgos
2021 The International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Invention  
This research presents an analysis of the academic experience of the Master in Qualitative Research Methodologies in Health, taught by the University of Atacama (Chile). The objective of the study is to first reflect conceptually regarding interdiscipline in the educational field, also reviewing the concepts of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary, to later analyze the expression of interdiscipline in the professional training of Social Work in public universities in Chile. In this way,
more » ... on the previous conceptualizations, the Master in Qualitative Health Research Methodologies is particularly analyzed, which shows the complementarity of Social Work with the field of Health, and is presented as an element that contributes to overcome the lack of advanced human capital in the Atacama region. The analysis allows to indicate that this Magister is the first program within the country as an alternative of methodological specialization for people in the social and health area, through knowledge of health phenomena with a qualitative perspective. The study concludes that the interdisciplinary base of the Magister effectively expresses the linkage of different knowledge and practices, which allows predicting auspicious results of this postgraduate course, in addition to leaving challenges, advantages and projections of the Magister.
doi:10.18535/ijsshi/v8i01.01 fatcat:2yoodc6wm5e33lj4j2hn274usm