2023-2024 / PSYC5883-2

Psychosocial approach of carefor seniors


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Stéphane Adam

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

This course will focus on the caregiver's approach and will seek to understand how a older person faces and adjusts to a stressful life event. This will be illustrated through a real situation encountered by individuals suffering from Alzheimer's disease (or a related syndrome) from their relative (i.e. spouse, parent, or other).
Furthermore, according to the time left, other topics could be addressed as the risk (and fear) of falling, the end of life, etc .

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Course of « Aspects psychosociaux du vieillissement » (PSYC1092-1)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course will alternate between lecture, and eventually workshops and clinical exchanges based on vignettes or videos.

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

Face to face learning that is intended to be interactive. Active participation and class attendance are required.

Recommended or required readings

Course Content: Oral presentation + Slides available online (via MyULg)
Reading (s) recommended: Bibliographical supplements (articles, chapters) can be posted online (also via MyULg).

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written exam (open questions) that will combine theoretical knowledge and clinical standpoint.
If the number of students enrolled in the course was very high, a part of the exam (or all of it) will take the form of multiple choice questions (MCQ). If this MCQ device was considered, students would be notified at least one month in advance.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

  • Course attendance is recommended, although not required.
  • This course is accessible to exchange students.
  • In accordance with the "Registration of Courses" Directive of the ULiège (DOC 19023bis / CA / 04.07.2018), the recording (audio and / or images) of the course or part of it is subject to the permission of the teacher. With regard to this course specifically, it is strictly forbidden to record this one (in any form)!!


ADAM Stéphane (28.46) - stephane.adam@uliege.be

CRUTZEN Coline (97.45) - coline.crutzen@uliege.be   

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