2023-2024 / APPR1001-1

Information systems approach to motor sciences and physiotherapy


10h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation1 crédit 
 Bachelor in motor sciences2 crédits 


Nancy Durieux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

At the University, many opportunities are offered to students to enable them to become independent in searching, evaluating and using scientific information. This course represents one such opportunity.
The purpose of this theoretical and practical training is to teach students how to search relevant scientific documents/information, using the most appropriate resources and developing a critical approach on available information.
The knowledge and skills acquired on this course will be useful both throughout students' academic studies (for example, in completing lecture notes or producing work) and in their professional career (for example, in finding information to justify/support a decision in the context of the "evidence-based practice").
The course focuses on the following topics:

  • scientific literature in motor sciences and physiotherapy;
  • tools for retrieval of specialized information pertaining to motor sciences and physiotherapy;
  • the process of information literacy;
  • plagiarism and rules on citing references.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • define the concepts: "information literacy" and "evidence-based practice" ;
  • describe the features and functioning principles of the different resources and tools serving to optimize scientific information searching ;
  • search relevant scientific information in physiotherapy;
  • cite their references when writing a document.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, familiarity with using computers and having a minimum knowledge of scientific English are an advantage.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course will be conducted in such a way that everyone can participate actively. Face-to-face sessions will include theoretical presentations, demonstrations and explanations on the use of different information retrieval tools. Online exercises will be provided to allow for self-assessment and to prompt questions if necessary.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:



Recommended or required readings

Course notes, online exercises and any other useful documents will be available on the University's online course platform.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Course assessment (written exam) will take place according to the Faculty calendar. The assessment will evaluate the knowledge and skills learnt on the course (see Learning outcomes).
In order to undertake the assessment, students will need to show their ULiège student card.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

More information will be provided during the first class.


Nancy Durieux
Université de Liège
Faculté de Psychologie, Logopédie et des Sciences de l'Education
Bât. B32 (local 2.36B)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs 2
4000 Liège
Tel. : +32 (0)4 366 96 26
E-mail : Nancy.Durieux@uliege.be

Please, use only your ULiege address (XXX@student.uliege.be) for any exchange of mails and specify in the subject line of your email the title of the course (APPR1001).




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