2023-2024 / PSYC1054-1

Pychology and Health


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 
 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (new programme)2 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 


Anne-Marie Etienne

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 table of contents is as follows:

- An introduction to the psychology of health, in adults.

- With the help of the MOOC "Agir pour sa santé", support behavior change through

* Module 1: Learning to be kind to yourself

* Module 2: Understanding each other

* Module 3: Orienting towards change

* Module 4: Going step by step

* Module 5: Facilitating our changes through digital technology (Cf. Virtual Reality)

Health, Prediction, Change, and Integrative Models.


Please note that for students of the Masters in Public Health Sciences, the subject assessed stops after sessions 4a and b (see information given in the 1st course - slide 5).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main objective is to familiarize the student with the clinical reasoning applied in psychology of health, and this from the most relevant models.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The alternation between ex-cathedra courses and practical exercises supports the MOOC "Agir pour sa santé".

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

The Health Psychology course will be organized in the first semester, face-to-face

Recommended or required readings

Recommended lecture :

Ogden, J. (2018). Psychologie de la santé (3e édition). Bruxelles : De Boeck (ouvertures psychologiques).

"Agir pour sa santé"




Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

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

- Remote

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

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Face-to-face: written assessment (MCQ, open questions)
In distance: written assessment (MCQ, open questions)
If evaluation in "hybrid": preferably face-to-face

Specific modalities:

You must obtain a minimum score of 5/10 in the MCQ to correct your answers to the open questions.

This evaluation procedure will be applied during the January session and will be used again in September.



Please note that for students of the Masters in Public Health Sciences, the assessment will be oral for all sessions combined, with a preference for face-to-face if in "Hybrid".

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course will be organized during the first quadrimester of the 2022-2023 academic year.


The presence of the course in the audience will be in accordance with the "color" code decided by the University of Liège


Students are encouraged to check their emails very regularly.


Students will be received by appointment only.

  • AM.Etienne@uliege.be : 04 366 46 53

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Agir pour sa santé (Y1)' is associated with this course.
The MOOC entitled 'Psychologue et orthophoniste : l'EBP au service du patient (Y2)' is associated with this course.