2023-2024 / PSYC1114-1

Biopsychology of addictions


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Etienne Quertemont

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 « Biopsychology of addictions » covers the current explanatory theories of addiction together with an overview of the main classes of addictive drugs.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main purpose of the course is to gain knowledge of the addiction syndrome and of the various abused drugs, in order to train the students to deal with all the problems linked with drug and alcohol consumptions in the various fields of psychology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course is organized in the form of lecture classes.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Teacher: E. Quertemont, Tel: 04/366.21.05, equertemont@uliege.be

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