2023-2024 / METO1005-1

Critical analysis of scientific literature, communication and medical writing


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

Number of credits

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


Olivier Bruyère

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

Medical communication
Presentation of a scientific article
Elements of meta-research
Different types and methods of medical writing

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objective of this course is to provide the student with the tools requested to analyze, critically, the medical literature. More particularly, the intrinsic assessment of study quality based on validated tools will be discussed. Students will be asked to assess constructively and critically these tools. Moreover, after having discussed the theoretical concepts of communication and medical writing, students will be faced with concrete implementations that should enable them to better understand the issues, challenges and opportunities of communication in the medical field. An important link will be made with the topic of the end of study work of each student.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course of Documentary resources: Approach by conclusive data

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra course and individual work

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

Blended learning

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes will be available via myULiège.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Realisation and oral defense of a poster similar to a scientific congress.

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 (METO1005).
Professors Olivier Bruyère, Jean-Yves Reginster and Dr. Justine SLOMIAN 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 E-mail: olivier.bruyere@uliege.be

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