The UFC Library System includes 14 libraries in Fortaleza and five in the interior of the State. The Health Sciences Library is accredited, through an agreement, to act as a sub center of BIREME – Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information PAHO/WHO. It participates in the feeding of the Database LILACS – Latin-American and Caribbean Literature on Health Sciences (edited in CD-ROM and online).
There is close collaboration of librarians in academic activities of PPGSP / UFC to teach courses and to train PPGSP students such as: Standardization of Academic Works, References and Citations, Training in databases, and guidance on the proper use of different platforms and software: CAPES Periodicals Portal, Online Catalogues (Pergamum), Lattes Platform, the UFC Institutional Repository, Evidence-Based Health Portal, e-books, Mendeley, Scielo, SPELL – Scientific Periodicals Electronic Library, among others.
There is the Service Section for People with Disabilities (SAPD) in the administrative structure of the University Library, with the purpose of serving the academic community with disabilities in their demands for scientific information during their teaching-learning process.
The program is supported by the Center for Technologies and Distance Education in Health (NUTEDS/UFC), created in 2010, with a multidisciplinary character, with the main purpose of supporting care and educational projects in health, involving the use of New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs). The NUTEDS/UFC has stood out for maintaining video collaboration and web conferencing activities, the latter using an open source system, allowing today to connect up to 100 points simultaneously. It has been possible to hold via PPGSP/UFC conferences, classes, meetings, comprehensive exams of master’s and PhD projects, as well as some defenses on an experimental basis with the participation of national and foreign researchers. This structure has made it possible to expand the scope of PPGSP/UFC actions in the state of Ceará, in a collaborative way, with a view to strengthening existing networks, and the creation of new ones.
Our physical space consists of our own classrooms of medium size – 30 seats and small size – 10 to 20 seats, where the Computer Laboratory works (one room); room for special activities (for development of Focus Groups and small meetings) – 10 seats (one room); study room for PPGSP students – up to six seats (one room); pantry; professors’ offices; Research Projects room (one room); Secretariat (one room); Coordination (one room); PPGSP meeting room. Four support rooms under the management of the Teaching Sector of FAMED/UFC are also available. The structuring of rooms in the Clinical Research Unit (UPC) of the Hospital Complex expands the physical spaces available for holding scientific sessions.