2023-2024 / PATH0135-1

Pathology of the respiratory system


44h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine5 crédits 


Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Alexandre Ghuysen, Jean-François Kaux, Philippe Lefèbvre, Renaud Louis


Renaud Louis

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 the most common pathologies in pneumology.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learning outcomes are:
- to show how pathological process result from physiological, histological or biochemical abnomalities;
- to identify the major principles of pathologies 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)

Classes will be given on site. Based on sanitary conditions, classes will be adapted.

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

Work placement(s)

See MSTG3002-1.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. R. LOUIS
Service de Pneumologie

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Respiratory emergencies Prof V. D'ORIO
This course module is part of the emergency management of distress in adults. The current module concerns respiratory distress and has two parts. The first concerns the determination of the immediate state of gravity and general measures of symptomatic supports. The second describes the more specific management measures according to the etiologies, without going back to the clinical aspect of the pathologies concerned developed elsewhere.