The Office of Outreach and Community Engagement is dependent on the Vice-Rectorate for Academic Affairs of the Universidad de La Frontera and connects scientific-academic, humanistic, artistic and cultural tasks, which are cultivated in the social and environmental settings. It is also generating sustainable and mutual relationships with the community, to enrich the teaching and research and to contribute to the regional and national cultural, social and economic development.

Among the main functions of the Office of Outreach and Community Engagement, it must apply the Policy of Outreach and Community Engagement; establish a permanent and institutionalized dialogue with the relevant actors; analyze, evaluate and approve the academic units´ outreach projects; coordinate and supervise the work of the Offices of Outreach and Community Engagement of the different faculties; and supervise, regulate and register, that the continuous activities of training are carried out according to the current regulations.

This unit is responsible for the improvement and innovation of the undergraduate training processes, the promotion of curricular updates, the teaching development and the incorporation of new tools to support the students´ learning processes, with emphasis on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), in accordance with the Vocational Training Policy.

 

Director of Curricular and Teacher development

Mg. Pamela Ibarra Palma

In accordance with the Vocational Training Policy, this unit is responsible for the implementation of policies and strategies that contribute to the development and evaluation of generic competences in undergraduate students, by enhancing their employability attributes, promoting a permanent link with graduates, creating early contacts with schools and leveling the entry conditions.

Director of Comprehensive Training and Employability

Mg. Juan Méndez Vera

facultad medicina

This Faculty defines and bases its mission on a comprehensive concept of Health as an essential component of the well-being of the people and society. It does that in the context of a state university, in a pluralistic and socially responsible way, committed to the training, specialization and continuous perfection of human resources in health, in our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs. It disseminates and implements a set of principles and values through its primary functions of teaching, research, extension and management, with the aim of contributing to the regional and national development, on the basis of quality, innovation, participation and respect for diversity.

The Faculty has the following academic departments: The Department of Pathological Anatomy; Department of Basic Science; Department of Surgery, Traumatology & Anesthesia; Nursing Department; Department of Medical Specialties; Department of Internal Medicine; Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery; Department of Public Health; Department of Mental Health; and the Department of Preclinical Sciences.

We offer the following programs: Nursing; Speech & Hearing Therapy; Physiotherapy; Medicine; Nutrition & Dietetics; Obstetrics & Puericulture; Chemistry & Pharmacy; Medical Technology; and Occupational Therapy.

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FACULTY AUTHORITIES

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Dean 
Dr. Patricio Valdés García

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Director of Undergraduate Programs
Mg. Ivette Zegers Balladares

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Vice Dean
Dr. César Torres Alvial

flery fonseca
Director of Postgraduate Programs and Research
Dr. Flery Fonseca Salmanca

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Academic Secretary
Dr. Claudio Muñoz Poblete

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Director of Clinical Fields
Mg. Marcela Lema García

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Director of Outreach and Community Engagement
Dr. Gerardo Espinoza Espinoza

PROGRAMS

Nursing
Dra. Sara Barrios C.
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Speech & Hearing Therapy
Mg. Raúl Alarcón V.
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Physiotherapy
Mg. Resi Gittermann
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Medicine
Andrea González San Martín
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Nutrition & Dietetics
Mg. Cinthya Espejo Alvarado
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Chemistry & Pharmacy
Dra. Francisca Acevedo Canala-Echavarría
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Obstetrics & Puericulture
Bernardita Baeza
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Medical Technology
María Francisca Peña T.
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Occupational Therapy
Tamara Espinoza F. 
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DEPARTMENTS

Department of Pathological Anatomy
Director
Miguel Ángel Villaseca H.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325735

Department of Basic Science
Director
Marco Paredes H.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325224

Department of Preclinical Sciences 
Director
Christian Herrera G.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325720

Department of Surgery, Traumatology & Anesthesia
Director
Héctor Losada M.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325760

Nursing Department
Director 
Karin Morales M.
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Fono: (56) 45 2596647

Department of Medical Specialties
Director
Ulises Guajardo H.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325763

Department of Internal Medicine
Director
Edmundo Hofmann F.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325755

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director
Wilfried Diener O.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325768

Department of Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery 
Director
Myriam Betancourt A.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325769

Department of Public Health
Director Sergio Muñoz Navarro
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Fono: (56) 45 2325738

Department of Mental Health
Director
Luis Silva F.
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Fono: (56) 45 2325736

Subcategories

FACULTY OF LEGAL & BUSINESS SCIENCE  FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCE  FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
 • PublicAccountant and Auditor
• Law
• Business Engineering
• Agronomy
• Biotechnology
• Engineering in Natural Resources
• Dentistry
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE FACULTY OF MEDICINE FACULTY OF EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCE & HUMANITIES
 

• Civil Engineering
• Civil PhysicsEngineering
• Civil ChemicalEngineering
• Civil Engineering in Computer Science
• Civil EngineeringCommon Plan
• Civil MechanicalEngineering
• Civil Industrial Engineering, mention Bioprocesses
• Civil Industrial Engineering, mention Computer Science
• Civil Industrial Engineering, mention Mechanics
• Civil EnvironmentalEngineering
• Civil ElectricalEngineering
• Civil ElectronicsEngineering
• Civil MathematicalEngineering
• Civil TelematicEngineering
• Civil Engineering in Biotechnology
• ConstructionEngineering
• ComputerEngineering
• Biochemistry


• Nursing
• Speech&HearingTherapy
• Physiotherapy
• Medicine
• Nutrition&Dietetics
• Obstetrics&Puericulture
• Chemistry&Pharmacy
• Medical Technology
• OccupationalTherapy

 

• Bachelor of Social Sciences
• English Teaching
• Journalism
• Sociology
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Spanish and CommunicationTeaching
• Physical Education Teaching, Sports and Recreation
• History, Geography and Civic Education Teaching
• Science Teaching, mention Biology, Chemistry or Physics
• MathematicsTeaching