2023-2024 / SANT0710-1

Health of children and teenagers


20h Th

Number of credits


Anne-Simone Parent

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 child development from birth to adulthood and some pathological conditions are discussed in a public health and health promotion perspective (e.g. : learning disorders, systematic neonatal screening, child abuse or neglect, exploratory behavior at adolescence, chronic diseases, eating disorders). The course will provide the basic knowledge regarding child development and frequent pathologies. In addition, we will insist on interpretation of epidemiological and public health data.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Understand the normal and pathological child and adolescent development and the related public health aspects in order to allow the public health worker to integrate such aspects in his future work. Interpret epidemiological or public health data or graphs illustrating the subjects developped during the class.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

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

Ten lessons of 2 hours based on interactive lectures. Before the lecture, a scenario related to the topic of the lesson and involving some of the teaching messages is proposed. This scenario is discussed in small groups and comments and questions of the students are collected. In the lecture, several aspects related to the lesson topic are detailed. Graphs and data are discussed interactively. Finally, the different learning objectives are given.

Recommended or required readings

The powerpoint presentations used for the different courses are made available to the students, before the lessons so that they can use print-out and add personal comments during the lesson. In addition, a summary of the basic notions is available online (MyULg)

Any session :

- In-person

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

- Remote

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

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Written exam with multiple choice questions based on theoretical aspects seen in class. In addition, open questions where the student is expected to describe and discuss a graph or a set of data related to subjects developped in class.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Mrs L.Gaioni, secretary to Prof. AS Parent;
Endocrinologie-diabétologie des enfants et des adolescents CHU-N.D. BRUYERES, rue de Gaillarmont 600, 4032 Chênée tel : 04/367.92.75, fax : 04/367.94.75; e-mail : laura.gaioni@chu.ulg.ac.be

Association of one or more MOOCs