2023-2024 / PATH0134-1

Pathologies of the cardiovascular system


52h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine6 crédits 


Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Alexandre Ghuysen, François Jouret , Jean-François Kaux, Patrizio Lancellotti


Luc Pierard

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

The course addresses cardiac pathologies : cardiac et vascular semiology, clinical and therapeutic aspects of the most common pathologies, and treatment.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learning outcomes: 
- knowledge about the anatomy, physiopathology, biology, and appropriate techniques for cardiovascular system
- clinical skills of medical history taking, physical examination, diagnostic process and management.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Co and pre-requisites are detailed in the general Baccalaureate 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 teaching.

Recommended or required readings

Slideshows and notes are available on MyULg portal and/or eCampus.

Any session :

- In-person

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

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Work placement(s)

See MSTG3002-1.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Coordinator :
Professor L. Pierard, Cardiology Unit,  B35 CHU Sart Tilman, Liège
Tel: +32 (0)4 366.88.70.

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Cardiovascular emergencies
Principles of emergency medicine in cardiovacular diseases