2023-2024 / METO0010-1

Advanced Bibliographic search and systematic review of literature


5h Th, 10h Pr, 5h Mon. WS

Number of credits

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


Olivier Bruyère, Nancy Durieux

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

The objective of this course is to provide the student with elements required to perform (and therefore to interpret and to analyze critically) a systematic review of the literature on any subject of Public Health.
The course focuses on the following topics:

  • Systematic review of the literature: theory and milestones;
  • Advanced bibliographic search: use of Medline and Scopus.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, the student will be able to explain the different steps to be followed to develop a systematic review and to write a protocol for conducting such a study.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course on information resources (METO1002 or METO1021).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course will consist of one online session, several podcasts, one face-to-face session and individual work at home.

More information will be provided during the first class session (online).



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

Blended learning

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes will be available via eCampus (and/or your MyUliege).


Written work / report

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 address (XXX@student.uliege.be) for any exchange of mails and specify in the subject line of your email the title of the course (METO0010).

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

Professor Olivier Bruyère and Charlotte Beaudart
Division of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics
University of Liege
CHU Sart Tilman, Bât B23
4000 Liège
Tel.: +32 (0)4 366 25 81
Fax: +32 (0)4 366 28 12
E-mail: olivier.bruyere@uliegebe
E-mail: C.Beaudart@uliegebe



Association of one or more MOOCs