2023-2024 / MTRA2003-1

Epidemiology in occupational medicine


10h Th

Number of credits

 Advanced Master in Occupational Medicine2 crédits 
 University certificate : training in professional pathology2 crédits 


Olivier Bruyère



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

  • Epidemiology : what is it ?
  • Key study designs
  • Health indicators
  • Measures of association
  • Bias in epidemiology

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The objective of this course is to provide the student with the basic concepts in epidemiology. Through this, he will be able to identify the appropriate methodology for analyzing a health problem. He will be able to set up an epidemiological study in compliance with the methodological requirements. He will be able to judge critically the scientific data he will be confronted with during his health care professional practice. Finally, he will be able to analyze critically the links observed between a factor and a disease.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Ex cathedra course
+ critical analysis of the scientific literature

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

Face-to-face and/or distance learning

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes will be available via myULiège

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written exam as a multiple-choice questions.
It is strongly recommended to have your calculator for the exam.

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 (EPID1001).
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

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