2023-2024 / EPID0003-1

Ethic and good practices in epidemiology


10h Th, 5h Mon. WS

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)4 crédits 


Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • Context of the practice of epidemiology
  • Principle of Ethics in epidemiology
  • The scope of good practices in epidemiology
  • Protection of personal data
  • Accountability - Conflict of Interest
  • The study protocol
  • The conduct of the study
  • Publication of the results

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objective of this course is to enable the student to acquire quickly knowledge of the fundamental principles ruling the practice of epidemiology. Another objective is to propose specific recommendations for students, who prepare, implement and disseminate the results of an epidemiological study.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Group work, individual work

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Courses will not be given

Recommended or required readings

Instructions will be provided either via mail or through "support de cours"

Written work / report

Additional information:

Written work, whatever in-person or remotely

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

For the examination procedures, please refer to the official rules available on the University website.


Please, use only your ULiege email address (XXX@student.uliege.be) for any exchange of mails and specify in the subject line of your email the course code (EPID0003).
Professor Olivier Bruyère  Department of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Health Economics CHU Sart Tilman, Bât.B23 4000 Liège Tel. : +32 (0)4 366 25 81 Fax : +32 (0)4 366 28 12 Email : olivier.bruyere@uliege.be


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