2023-2024 / BIOL0850-1

General biology as preparation for motor skills, part II, including elements of general embryology and genetics


30h Th, 12h Pr, 20h REM

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation5 crédits 
 Bachelor in motor sciences5 crédits 


Didier Cataldo

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

Biology is the science that studies the properties of living organisms. 
The first part of the course will be dedicated to the study of the fundamental properties of the living cells. 
The second part of the course will be focused on specific properties of animal and plant cells and will introduce crucial knowledge about embrology, genetics and ecology. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The general and specific key learning objectives for this course will be:
1. Acquire a general and specific knowledge about living cell structure and activities and about the structure of the organisms. 
2. Acquire the minimal background that will be mandatory to understand pathology related to malfunction of the cells.
3. Learn about the scientific method by taking part to the practical workshops. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No specific knowledge other than the backround acquired during the last year of the secondary schools or french baccalaureate is a prerequisite for this course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

1. Lessons in theatres or on-line : These lessons will be illustrated by slides. 
2. Small groups learning: specific aspects will be reviewed.
3. Practical workshops: these workshops are dedicated to the study of practical aspects of Biology. The attendance is mandatory (>50% of workshops for each semester).  
Practical workshop will be transformed at least partly as on-line activities and the attendance to 50% of activities will not be mandatory in 2020-2021 givent the context. 

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

Lessons, small groups and practical workshops will be supported by a e-Campus platform containing all material necessitated by students (syllabus, slides...) and a forum allowing a day-to-day contact between students and the academic team. 
Podcasts of lessons will be available on the eCampus platform. 

Recommended or required readings

All didactic material will be available on the eCampus platform including syllabus, slides and movies. A printed version of the syllabus is available at the copy center "Intercopy" (nearby the "Sart-Tilman" rondabout). 

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

I. End of semester evaluation and Septembre evaluation:

Examens will be written exams containing:

1. Questions with long answers

2. Questions with short answers.

3. Multiple choice questions.

Every exam will comprise specific questions about practical workshops.

Examinations will take place as on-line or presential activities. 

II. Formative evaluations during the semester: 

One evaluation will take place during the semester and will comprise:

1. Questions with long answers

2. Questions with short answers.

3. Multiple choice questions.

Results of these evaluations will not be taken into account for the total result for the semester. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Calendar of all activities will be available at the beginning of each semester. 


Professor : Didier CATALDO
Phone: 04 366 2521

Pedagogical assistant: Ms Perrine DONAY
Phone: 04 366 4399 
Administrative support: Jessica THYS
Phone: 04 366 5191

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Syllabus and slides
All the material is available onb teh eCampus platform.