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Table 3 Training programs

From: Research, diagnosis and education in inborn errors of metabolism in Colombia: 20 years’ experience from a reference center

Program Type Frequency Students Profile Intensity (weeks) Mean of students per year
Training in biochemical diagnosis of IEM Internship Permanent Geneticists (2007) 6/Full timea 2
Pediatric Neurologists (2005) 8/Full timea 3
Pediatricians 4/Part timeb Occasional
Neonatologists 4/Part timeb 3
Metabolic disease fundamentals Theoretical Course Permanent Undergraduate students basic sciences 4 h per week (17 weeks) 30
Health biotechnology Theoretical Course Permanent Undergraduate students basic sciences 4 h per week (17 weeks) 100
Trainig in biochemical and biotechnological tools Internship Permanent Undergraduate students basic sciences 17 weeks – Minimum 6 h per week depending on student schedule 4
Undergraduate research project Internship Permanent Undergraduate students basic sciences 17 – Part timeb 2
MSc and PhD Academic program Permanent Graduate students with clinical or basic science background. 2–4 years/Full timea 1
Young research program Internship On demand Professionals from basic sciences. 1 year /full time 1
Introduction to IEM for pediatricians. Theoretical Course On demand Pediatricians 8 h/w 3 w 25c
Diploma in IEM of small molecule Theoretical Course On demand Health professionals 130 h 23c
  1. aBetween 30 and 40 h per week
  2. bAround 20 h per week
  3. cMedia of student among the courses offered