2023-2024 / METO1002-1

Documentary resources: Approach by conclusive data


5h Th, 5h Pr, 5h Mon. Read.

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 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

At the University, many opportunities are offered to students to enable them to become independent in searching, evaluating and using scientific information. This course represents one such opportunity.
The course focuses on the following topics:

  • sources of scientific information;
  • tools for retrieval of specialized information pertaining to public health;
  • the process of information literacy;
  • plagiarism and citation styles.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • define the concept of "information literacy" ;
  • describe the features and functioning principles of the different resources and tools (pertaining to public health) serving to optimize scientific information searching ;
  • search relevant scientific information (in Medline/PubMed, Scopus et Collections ULiege);
  • cite their references when writing a document.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course is based primarily on a series of taught sessions. However, these sessions are organized so as to encourage students' active participation. Exercices should be prepared at home. The completion of these exercises requires the use of a computer and the Internet (various rooms equipped with computers and wireless terminals are available to students within the University).
More information will be provided during the first class.

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

Face-to-face (depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 sanitary situation) 

Recommended or required readings

Resources documents will be available via myULiege

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Formative assessments will be carried out on eCampus. Failure to perform these exercises will result in a penalty on the final course assessment.
Course assessment (written exam) will take place according to the Faculty calendar. The assessment will evaluate the knowledge and skills learnt on the course (see Learning outcomes). In order to undertake the assessment, students will need to show their ULiège student card.
More information will be provided during the first class.

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 METO1002.
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

Nancy Durieux University of Liege Faculty of Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, and Educational Sciences E-mail : Nancy.Durieux@uliege.be

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