Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Health, Violence and Subjectivity - SAVIS

SAVIS contributes to the production of knowledge with projects that investigate issues related to health, violence, and subjectivity. It articulates research, teaching, and extension by producing and disseminating interdisciplinary actions and studies involving researcher professors, collaborating researchers, and students.


Professor Maria Thereza Ávila Dantas Coelho and Professor Milton Júlio de Carvalho Filho

Student Life Observatory - OVE

OVE is an inter-institutional research group that involves professors and students from two universities in Bahia (UFBA and UFRB). Its objective is to investigate the diversity of youth and student trajectories in these universities, analyzing the possibilities that open to young people from the moment they start their university lives as well as the challenges they face to keep studying to the successful completion of their studies. OVE is also interested in establishing and strengthening ties between higher and school education, with the purpose of helping students to continue their studies in public universities when they complete the high school program.

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Health Promotion and Quality of Life

The creation of the research group on health promotion and improvement of the quality of life is linked to the pedagogical project implementation of the Interdisciplinary Bachelor in Health from the Institute of Humanities, Arts and Sciences of the Federal University of Bahia. This research group aims to develop articulated work that involves research, teaching, and extension. In this sense, our intention is to carry out research aimed at the description, analysis, and evaluation of policies and practices for health promotion and quality improvement, contributing to:
a) The production of knowledge, methods and techniques for health education in order to disseminate scientific knowledge and change specific population groups’ conditions and ways of life to improve their quality of life;
b) Knowledge production on the processes of creating and implementing public policies to promote health and improve the population’s quality of life, especially in Bahia and Salvador;
c) The expansion and investigation of existing knowledge about the limits and possibility of academic education to control social determinants of health and quality of life.
In addition, the group expects to contribute to the redefinition of teaching-learning processes in the university space, connecting these projects to the planning and execution processes of health promotion practices carried out by different social actors (both governmental and non-governmental). Our goal is that our results can be used as a subsidy to improve public health promotion policies at national, state, and municipal levels.

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