2023-2024 / PHYS0972-1

Physical and mathematical basis of pharmacy, Part I


60h Th, 20h Pr, 20h QA Sess., 20h REM

Number of credits

 Bachelor in pharmacy13 crédits 


Geoffroy Lumay

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 follows the conventional structure:mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, waves and optics.

Mathematical notions will be presented progressively as they become necessary. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Physics describes the real world. Each topic will be dealt with through concrete observation and experimentation so as to lead students to the theoretical study of specific concepts and notions without ever emphasizing details. Examples in the pharmaceutical and biomedical field are presented to intuitively help the understanding. The course deals with the principles of physics and presents scientific methodology within the context of reasoning processes, synthesising abilities and analytic rigour.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Physics notions as learned in secondary school.
Good mathematical knowledge.
Otherwise, training sessions are scheduled in the early time of the academic year.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practical sessions (20 hours) are MANDATORY. 

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

See french version

Recommended or required readings

See french version

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

Additional information:

See french version.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

See french version


Professor Geoffroy Lumay, Physics Institute B5a room 3/53, Sart-Tilman Campus, Agora area
The following staff is ready to answer students questions:
Secretary Christine Renson 04/366 36 14 christine.renson@uliege.be

Logistics Christelle Prosperi 04/366 36 63 Christelle.Prosperi@uliege.be

Teaching assistants Carole Denis cdenis@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Physique- Mécanique : bien entamer l'enseignement supérieur (S2)' is associated with this course.