2023-2024 / PHYL0644-1

Human Anatomy and Physiology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in physics (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Pierre Bonnet

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

General Anatomical considerations
1) Anatomical tools, Anatomical languages, rules of description
2) Sytematic anatomy
-locomotor system
-cardiovascular system
-respiratory system
-digestive system
-nervous system
-uro-genital and reproductive systems
-endocrine system
-immun system
3) Introduction to topographic anatomy

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The goals of that course are multiple:

-first: to give an overview of the general architecture of the human body to allow a good understanding of the principal physiological processes

-second: to give an integrative view of the anatomy

-third: to train the student with the 3D vision of the human body and its components by the use of the descriptive tools (from old tool (as section, schemes...) to niew tools (computer assisted imaging, 3D reconstruction). A complete schedule of the learning outcomes classified by learning events is downloadable trough the online course.

Attribution of the learning outcomes to each section is indicated on the schedule.

The course dedicated to the medical students includes an introduction to embryology (origin and disposition of the 3 major tissues of the embryo).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The student must fluent in french language and must control basic descriptive geometrical tools (axes, planes and projections)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

5 workshops are organized (10 for medical,sbim and dentists students). Some workshops will be held in the "Institut of human Anatomy" and some will be avalaible on line on the E-campus on line course.

Attendance is compulsory for both of them and subject to cotation.

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

Hybrid course totally modulable.
On line course accessible on "myUlg".
Lectures are systematically podcasted
Slides, demonstrations, sketches performed during lectures, discussions and auto-evaluation can be found on that on line course .
Slides, evaluation tools, documents required for the demonstation sessions and sketsches performed during the lectures are available on the on line course.
To access to the on-line course the student has to complete a 3D visual test and an on-line lesson devoted to anatomical description and it's tools in the specific field of human anatomy.
Explanations regarding the use of the online course are available on the first page of the onlinecourse (videos)

Recommended or required readings

The 2008-2009 syllabus edition is no more downloadable from the online course, must be considered out of use, and will not be printed anymore.

A new reference book is accessible online: https://e-publish.uliege.be/anatomie/ this book is a reference with larger objectives than those selected for the present course, we encourage the use of the listing of learning objectives available on line.
Reference book: Possession of that reference book is not essential, illustrations from the lectures, syllabus and demonstrations should be of suffisance for most students.
Nevertheless, for those who desire larger information, we recommand " Gray's Anatomy for students" (Drake, Vogl, Mitchell) (Elsevier editor) (french version available), Kamina or Netter

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Final evaluation is a written test based on MCQ (eventually based on anatomical sketches analysis) and eventually on performing schematic sections of the human body.

Attention, students in Physical Master, Medical orientation will be evaluated trough oral assessement

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

High speed internet connexion offers the best way to connect to the on line course, especially for the demonstrations based on videos or animations. A multimedia lab with high speed internet connexion computers is accessible for all students in front of the Human Anatomical department (Bureau pédagogique) Other multimedia labs are available in the university. Wireless ressources are available in most of the classrooms.


Professor:Pfr P.BONNET - Anatomie humaine, Tour de Pathologie 3, niveau -1, CHU Sart Tilman, Bât. B23))

Associated Professor

Dr Valérie Defaweux Anatomie humaine, Tour de Pathologie 3, niveau -1, CHU Sart Tilman, Bât. B23

Tél.: +32 4 3665174 +32 4 3662858

e-mail: Valerie.Defaweux@ulg.ac.be




A.Dernier:  Adrienne.Dernier@uliege.be



Secrétariat :

Jessica Thys

Tour de Pathologie 2 - Bât. B36 +1

4000 LIEGE

Tél: 04/366.51.91

Fax: 04/366.59.53



PLEASE FOR ANY CONTACT, USE THE ON LINE COURSE (FORUM) or helpdesk.anatomie@ulg.ac.be

AND DO NOT CONTACT THE CLINICAL DEPARTMENT and do not use personal e-mails


Prosectors: Madame M. Wouters, Messieur A. Botte

Tour de Pathologie 3, niveau -1, CHU Sart Tilman, Bât. B23 (Tél.: 04/366.51.52-3


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