2023-2024 / PHAR1002-1

Critical approach of Medical-Pharmaceutical information


10h SEM

Number of credits

 Bachelor in pharmacy1 crédit 


Marjorie Bardiau, Geneviève Philippe

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 teaching is given in co-titularity.

The part taught by Mrs. BARDIAU deals with the structure of the scientific article, the pyramid of evidence from the literature, the search for scientific information.

The part taught by Mrs. PHILIPPE deals with Evidence-based practice, sources of information and tools specific to pharmacists, medication review, clinical research.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

-Understand the general principles of scientific information retrieval and its importance as a pharmacist

-Understand the concept of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)/Evidence-Based Practice

-Have an overview of the Belgian landscape of scientific health recommendations

-Know the sources of information, sites and information retrieval tools useful to the pharmacist as a health care professional, especially for medication review

-Know how to keep up to date with pharmaceutical news

-Understand the context associated with clinical research and be aware of the difficulties of extrapolating directly from a RCT to their patients

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Interactive seminars including exercises, requiring student involvement

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

Completion of the e-learning on reading RCTs on the CBIP auditorium is highly recommended.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Written exam of knowledge application in the form of MCQ with a "for guessing" scoring system

In person if sanitary conditions allow it

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Marjorie BARDIAU, ULiege Library, mbardiau@uliege.be

Geneviève PHILIPPE, Département de Pharmacie, g.philippe@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs