2023-2024 / SANT0004-1

Introduction to the therapeutic education of the patient


10h Th, 10h Pr, 10h Mon. WS

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)4 crédits 


Benoît Pétré



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

General aspects of ETP: definition-epistemological anchorage-history-issues-objectives.
The role of the care-giver-educator/Long-term accompaniment of the patient.
Educational, psychological and ethical aspects in patient approach.
Process of therapeutic education: Advert-Reception-Educational diagnostic-Objectives-Planning-Learning/teaching Activities -Conduct-Assessment.
List of competences
Introduction to the structuring, organisation and design of the TPE programmes.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of the course the student will be capable of joining a group and contributing his or her theoretical reasoning and links between theory and practice for each section of the course the treatment of a chronically ill patient.
Students will be able to develop and implement an educational activity that meets the criteria of a quality TPE.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

SANT0740-2 - General introduction to public health

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Various methods : presentations, opinions, debates, exercises.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

The course notes will be distributed in the sessions and/or available on the My Ulg website.
A reading list will be made available.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


B. Pétré, Phone : +32 4 366 25 05, Email : benoit.petre@ulg.ac.be

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