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Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud - Fundacion Hector A. Barcelo
Buenos Aires, Argentina


University description (as per official university website)


Quest for Excellence

The Institute of Health Sciences promotes the pursuit of excellence in all its activities and its achievement is a pattern of ongoing work at the institution. The constant search for increased standards imposed on all organizations in general and the academic institutions in particular.
The quality of the teaching-learning, Research Activities and University Extension and improvement of management are particularly relevant institutional issues.

It is ultimately the total quality concept which applies within the framework of institutional efficiency both internally and externally.

The Faculty of Medicine is an institution committed to science, health, humanism, professionalism and social welfare, with a university foundation, nonprofit, alma mater of the University that puts all its efforts to develop the same.


Institutional Mission IUCS is addressed to "the academic humanities and scientific professionals in the Health Sciences, following a model of education meets the needs of the community and the region, having a primary care as the main strategy for promotion, prevention and recovery of health, with a commitment to implement, update and ability to adapt to different environments and circumstances; transmit the skills acquired and the development of human knowledge in accordance with ethical, moral and cultural. Actively participate in educational activities and assistance to the community by promoting the common good. Promote scientific research priority lines applicable to the needs of our country. Facilitate the mobility of academics and scientists to develop research programs and networks. "


Organize, deliver and promote careers and graduate and undergraduate courses, and distance learning, advanced scientific conferences, symposia, conventions, conferences and contests, inviting speakers and national and international personalities.
Creation of specialized units and laboratories, research teams and studies.
Institution of awards for work and research and development of the same character.
Sponsorship and funding of study tours, dissemination and scientific exchange of outstanding personalities in the field of science or from abroad.
Editing journals, organizing competitions, exhibitions, archives, libraries of the same nature.
Awarding of honors to those who deserve their relevant conditions.
Scheduling and organizing all kinds of studies and clinical research and medical education.
Scheduling and conducting research.
Scholarships, residencies, grants and other means that enable the development and professional learning.
Any other lawful means to be able to reach to the common good and social solidarity pursued by the institution.

Institutional Evaluation Department (DEI), established in 1993 as a strategic area of the Institute of Medical Education and Evaluation, has provided professional advice from that date for the development of mechanisms to achieve the objectives and purposes of the university organization through solving problems that do, not only to the daily corporate management, but also the institutional evaluation process from public and / or private institutions and certified undergraduate and graduate programs. Composed of a team of highly skilled personnel led by the Rector of the University itself and its Secretary General. Its objectives are:
a-To provide strategies for teaching and learning processes.
Instance b-function as constitutive of institutional management systems.
c-To promote and to build evaluation processes.
d-Ser Instance technology projects in the area.
Serves as the methodological advice and support - instrumental in developing the institutional evaluation process. Proceeds to analyze the university institutions not only from its organization, but also from their identity, thus developing the evaluation model most suitable to be adopted for each institution.

Since its establishment has met the objectives, working on achievements such as:
a) Implementation and coordination with the Higher Council composed of institutional self-evaluation processes. Accreditation Process IUCS medical careers CONEAU See Buenos Aires Resolution 720/00, 676/04 CONEAU resolution, Resolution CONEAU 574/05;
See La Rioja: CONEAU Resolution No. 714/00, Resolution No. 696/04 CONEAU
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b) definitive recognition of the Institute of Health Sciences H. A. Barceló Decree PEN N º 977/07

c) Technical advice MEXA / ARCA - MERCOSUR

Ten concrete action that contributes DEI

Achieving goals and objectives of the university organization
Academic and administrative solve everyday problems
Promote and evaluate new opportunities for improvement
Improving academic organization and its impact on teaching and learning process
Implement new strategies, supporting the adoption and enforcement of judgments
Adopt processes to improve quality in the programs of the institution.
Design and implement methodologies for the development of institutional projects, to serve as suitable instruments for the strengthening of institutional management.
Design processes and generate normative assessment, procedures
and how they apply to dynamic and effective institutional assessment processes.
Preparatory activities of communication and motivation of the community
Dad university on institutional assessment processes in order to sensitize it.
Develop and implement tools (qualitative and quantitative indicators and verifiers) to assess institutional quality
Commitments consultants DEI

Contribution of accurate information
Consultation with specialists
Networking and / or regional level inter-agency links
Getting expert advice
Performing Diagnostics
Preparation of proposals for measures and action plans
Improved systems and methods
Planning and managing organizational change
Development and training of managers and staff
Provision of Professional Advice

Services Offered

Technical advice
Database on Argentina and regional standards, criteria and instruments used for evaluation and accreditation of courses and programs in the field of education for Health Sciences.
Updated documentation on outcomes assessment and accreditation of Health areas in Argentina and Latin America.
Make external institutional evaluation processes
Advice on institutional accreditation

Regional ownership

Regional Accreditation System of Undergraduate Programs for MERCOSUR Arcu - South is the continuation of a process with similar characteristics, called Experimental Accreditation Mechanism (MEXA), which was implemented in a limited number of races. MEXA showed that the actions in the education sector in MERCOSUR, were adequate and, therefore, the importance of having a permanent accreditation at university level in the region
The basis for the establishment Guide Arcu SUR System were defined in the Memorandum of Understanding adopted at the XXXIII Meeting of Ministers of Education held on November 9, 2007, in Montevideo, Uruguay. This MOU, signed between the Ministers of Education, subsequently assumed the character of Agreement between the countries through a Common Market Group Decision
In documents CONEAU (Argentina) refers to Arcu SUR, stressing: "This system aims at continuous improvement of training of people with quality standards required for promotion of economic, social, political and cultural of our people. Also, focuses on the consolidation of a knowledge society and a regional scientific community, aimed at the creation of an egalitarian world and peace, where prevailing accountability, human rights, environment and partnership " . In the SUR Arcu participated: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile.
In this context, the Institute of Health Sciences Foundation H. A. Barceló, through its Rector Prof. Dr. Hector A. Barceló and his technical team was involved from the start in advisory committees created for the purpose of defining the standards for accreditation of courses and culminating in the basic document, "Assessment Document for Experimental Accreditation Mechanism career in the Mercosur , Medical Advisory Committee "

As a result of the diverse experiences of assessment and accreditation, IUCS, one way or another, since 1997 has been tested 23 times. Seven times from the institutional point of view and the rest through the medical career or graduate studies (in successive calls).

Also, as always had his offer undergraduate and graduate, since 1997, its graduate programs have been submitting to accreditation and, from 2000 when first launched CONEAU the call for the accreditation of Medicine, this race been submitted for evaluation and accreditation in successive call, we were in each case.

Under an agreement with the CONEAU, the IUCS has implemented institutional self-evaluation and external evaluation requested, which was held in 2000.

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