2023-2024 / SANT0724-1

Introduction to Mental Health


15h Th

Number of credits


Jean-Marc Triffaux

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

After defining the concepts of health, mental health and quality of life, the course introduces in a perspective bio-psycho-social the concepts of stress, burnout and the main psychopathological syndromes. The network and supply care are discussed taking into account the ongoing reform of mental health care. Different psychotherapeutic currents are discussed.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Concepts of health, mental health and quality of life. The bio-psycho-social model. Stress reactions. The professional burnout. Elements of Psychopathology. The network of mental health care. Psychotherapies. The psychiatric day hospital : educational visit.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

active presence at courses is recommended
analysis of video cases; some content cannot be broadcast online due to the medical confidentiality.

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

face-to-face or e-learning according to health situation 

Recommended or required readings

diaporamas 2022-2023

Any session :

- In-person

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

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred remote

Additional information:

Written exam : QROC and/or QCM

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

virtual educational visit of the psychiatric day hospital "La Clé"


Professor J-M TRIFFAUX  Hôpital de jour Universitaire La Clé - 153 Boulevard de la constitution - 4020 LIEGE Phone : 04/342 65 96
jmtriffaux@uliege.be Secretary : Madame H. GREIMERS - Tél : 04/344 69 43

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