the objectives of our study are to reflect on the academic education process and analyze the concepts and practices regarding didactic-pedagogical aspects of post-graduate students attending the 'bimodal didactic-pedagogical education in health' discipline. questionnaires and messages posted on discussion forums in the moodle platform were used for data collection. the data analysis was based on the following areas: curriculum conceptions and practices, biopsychosocial model, teachers' education, teaching-learning and evaluation. our results revealed that there is a predominance of reports concerning the traditional curriculum model in undergraduate courses experienced by the post-graduate students, although it was possible to identify some progress related to the diversity of practices and learning settings. the concepts and practices reflect the transition faced by the brazilian higher education nowadays, where approaches based on the biomedical model coexist with very subtle changes, on which we must reflect critically during teaching education in health.