2023-2024 / PATH0029-1

Orthopaedic pathologies, including physical medicine


33h Th

Number of credits

 Master in medicine (180 ECTS)4 crédits 


Valérie Bartsch, Jean-François Kaux, Thierry Thirion, Marco Tomasella, François Wang


Philippe Gillet

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 course address the most frequent pathologies of locomotor system.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To acknowledge bone injury (traumatic or non-traumatic) and soft tissue injury throughout anamnesis and clinical examination.
To suggest additional investigation to specify the diagnosis
To establish a differential diagnosis
To guide therapeutic management
To explain the surgical strategy and surgical limits to a patient

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Co and pre-requisites are detailed in the general Master Medical formation (global course program).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This module is multidisciplinary and consists of lectures, supplemented by several sessions of practical activities. Clinical formations are included in another course code and complete the diagnosis learning by a patient-centered approach.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face teaching for orthopaedic surgery courses.

Concerning physical medicine, following the health measures due to the COIVD, the theoretical courses are available in podcasts on e-Campus before the planned course date. The face-to-face courses will allow students to answer questions, propose clinical cases to be discussed or quizzes in relation to the subject taught via podcasts. 

Recommended or required readings

Slides and course notes are made available to students on MyULg and / or on eCampus web sites.

Any session :

- In-person

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

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

written exam

Work placement(s)

See MSTG1003-1

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof Th. Thirion

Secrétariat accessible du lundi au vendredi de 8h00 à 11h00 :
CHU Sart-Tilman, BC+2 Route 388 - Porte 85
Tel : +32 4 3237222
E-mail : chirortho@uliege.be



Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Lumbar musculature and paraspinal innervation

Differential diagnosis of common and specific low back pain

Semiology of the lumbar spine and neuromuscular clinical examination

Medical imaging

Therapeutic attitudes