2023-2024 / PSYC5892-1

Psychology of health : application and methods


10h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Anne-Marie Etienne, Marie Vander Haegen

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 includes:

(1) Clinical evaluation methods focus on:

- Specific interviewing techniques

- Different functional analyzes

- Use of appropriate questionnaires


(2) Methods of psychoeducation

- In programs of psychological and clinical treatments with different patients : oncology, cardiology, dialysis, ...

- In the correction of risk factors: smoking, stress, adherence, ...

(3) A specific intervention method for anxiety disorders: virtual reality (VR) treatment

(4) A specific subject : psychooncology

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main objective is to get used to the clinical approach applied in psychology of health, using the cognitive behavioral techniques and treatments.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practical exercises and role plays

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

Participation in oral sessions is recommended.

Recommended or required readings

The MOOC book "Agir pour sa santé" is a prerequisite :
 : https://sqrbooks.fr/product/les-moocies-agir-pour-sa-sante/

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

- Remote

written exam

Additional information:

Written examination

Work placement(s)

Instructions for an internship in our unit are on our Website : http://www.psysante.ulg.ac.be/

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course will take place during the first semester of the academic year 2023-2024.

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.


ETIENNE Anne-Marie (AM.Etienne@uliege.be)

VANDER HAEGEN Marie (mvanderhaegen@uliege.be)

Unité de Psychologie de la Santé, Université de Liège
Quartier Village 2 - Rue de l'aunaie 30 - 4000 Liège

Tél : 04/366 46 53 

Association of one or more MOOCs

The MOOC entitled 'Agir pour sa santé (Y1)' is associated with this course.