2023-2024 / GERI1004-1

Seniors psychology and accompaniment


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 


Stéphane Adam

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

This course is intended for potential future directors of nursing homes. It aims to guide the institutional project on the basis of a better knowledge of the target audience: namely elderly people with or without neurodegenerative pathologies.

The contribution of scientific studies in psychology, medicine, etc. will lead students to question (1) the medicalization of aging in nursing homes, (2) the notion of the values of an institution, (3) the architecture and interior design of a nursing home, (4) Management style and impact for professionals and residents, (5) etc.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course is intended to participate in the process of "culture change" as recommended in the recent scientific literature, and to open the future directors to this perspective.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

No prerequisites required

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures with powerpoint support.

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Teaching in podcast format + 2 face-to-face lessons for question-and-answer session or debate

Recommended or required readings

Course Content: Oral presentation + Slides available online (via MyULg)
Reading (s) Recommended (s): Bibliographical supplements (articles, chapters) can be posted online (also via MyULg).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written exam with multiple choice questions (questions with five possibilities of answers, or true / false).
Rating system which provides a penalty for wrong answers (usually 1 point for a correct answer, -0.25 points for a mistake, and 0 if no response or a response "I do not know").
It should be noted that at the end of each examination session (June or August / September), the level of severity of the examination could be revised downward. This decrease in severity will be left to the strict appreciation of the academic. The latter will be based on the level of complexity found in the exam, and therefore on the student success rate. This adaptation (or not) of severity may vary from one session to another.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

  • Course attendance is recommended, although not required.
  • This course is not accessible to exchange students.
  • In accordance with the "Registration of Courses" Directive of the ULiège (DOC 19023bis / CA / 04.07.2018), the recording (audio and / or images) of the course or part of it is subject to the permission of the teacher. With regard to this course specifically, it is strictly forbidden to record this one (in any form)!!


ADAM Stéphane (28.46) - stephane.adam@ulg.ac.be

CRUTZEN Coline (97.45) - coline.crutzen@uliege.be   

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