2023-2024 / MEDE3003-1

Introduction to general clinical semiology


10h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine1 crédit 


Bernard Lambermont

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

Semiology is the study of the symptoms and clinical signs of diseases.

In this course the structured management of the anamnesis, of the clinical examination and the keeping of the medical file are taught.

This course also discusses decision making in medicine and explains the distortion in information processing that can be caused by cognitive biases.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledge of the semiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, nephro-urinary, digestive, musculoskeletal, metabolic and endocrine, gentitl and neurological systems is necessary for this learning.

Attendance at the practical work sessions organized as part of the semiology course is mandatory. Any unjustified absence is penalized by a withdrawal of 5 points from the general semiology exam.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is given face-to-face and can be found in the form of a power point file on e-campus.

Practical activities are organized in collaboration with the simulation laboratory

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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.