University Extension is understood as a core activity of Higher Education Institutions. It is an educational, cultural and scientific process that articulates, extends, develops and feeds Education and Research, as much as it enables the articulation of the ever-evolving relationship between the educational institution and society.

Extension is inseparable from Education and Research, complementing both as it provides material for Research and reason for Education. By articulating modes of action, it promotes social inclusion and democratization of knowledge, shaping itself through courses, events, service provisions, projects and programs.

The institutionalization of the UFCSPA extension policy is linked around two axes: a set of rules and regulations governing the development of its activities, and the fostering of a group of professors that will strengthen the activities promoted.

The Dean’s Extension and Community Affairs Office consists of three departments: the Department of Extension, the Department of Community Affairs and the Department of NEAD, besides its Extension Office.

The proposals for Extension activities are initially discussed within each Department of Education; if approved, such proposals are forwarded to the Extension Office. Later on, under the responsibility of the Extension Office, they are assessed on a basis of relevance and forwarded to CONSEPE for further consideration.

The Institution has an Extension Scholarship Program, managed by the Dean’s Extension and Community Affairs Office, aiming to enable and encourage participation of undergraduate students in programs and extension projects, giving priority to the thematic areas of culture, education, human rights, environment and health. It also features an Extension and Culture Support Program, seeking to support the development of activities with the participation of professors, administrative staff and students.

The principles governing Extension activities at UFCSPA are related to the inseparability of Extension, Research and Education; the recognition of the Extension activity as an academic activity; multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary activities; the bond and commitment to target populations, as well as the definition of priority populations and territories.

The Dean’s Extension and Community Affairs Office has encouraged the expansion of the extension program as an activity of continuous scientific improvement, since the implementation of learning in outlying areas is a way to qualify professional learning and strengthen civic education.

Programs and Projects in Progress

  1. Assistance, Education and Research in Clinical Genetics
  2. Getting to Know the Air Quality of My City
  3. Story Telling in Hospital Environment
  4. UFCSPA’s Choir
  5. Caring for Homemade Pharmacies
  6. Violence Confrontation: protection, health, and children and adolescents’ rights
  7. Speaking of Breastfeeding
  8. UFCSPA’s Health Fair 
  9. Tobacco Control Program
  10. Foreign Language Program (PLE)
  11. Compliance with the Asthma Treatment 
  12. Angola Project
  13. Update on Nutrition and Feeding for Professors 
  14. Guided Walking 
  15. Construction of a Site for Centralization of Information on Bioethics
  16. Correct Disposal of Medicines
  17. Health Fair Project of the Biomedicine Course
  18. Continuing Educational Project on Gender, Sexuality and Health
  19. Incentive to Reading Project
  20. Readings at UFCSPA
  21. Food Reeducation Project
  22. Functional Posture Reeducation Project
  23. Nursing Care System
  24. UFCSPA’s Physical Activity Program 
  25. Labor Gymnastics Program at UFCSPA
  26. UFCSPA’s Anatomy Museum Program 
  27. Multi-professional Monitoring of Patients with Heart Failure 
  28. Practical Activity of Outpatient Care in Nutrition 
  29. Community Band Project
  30. Functional Dermatological Physiotherapy Project at UFCSPA
  31. Continuing Education Project on Physiotherapy in Orthopedics and Traumatology
  32. Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases and its Prevention in Childhood 
  33. Continuing Education Project for Teachers on Food and Nutrition through Distance Education 
  34. Nutrition education in preschools: developing a healthy relationship with food
  35. Reception Groups in Mental Health: a proposal for the insertion of UFCSPA’s Psychology Course
  36. Psychosocial intervention with adolescents: listening groups about romantic relationships and sexuality in adolescence
  37. Interdisciplinary interventions in the care for patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis
  38. Clown-doctors in hospitals - the use of laughter as a therapeutic tool
  39. Promotion of speech and oral health and quality of life in the prevention and fight against smoking