2023-2024 / SANT4001-1

Community health


15h Th, 15h Mon. Read.

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)3 crédits 


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 following concepts will be approached with the course :

  • Recalls concerning the health and the promotion of health, the determinants of health and the social inequalities of health.
  • The concept of health Community, its evolution and its definitions. Community like lever of action in health. 
  • The Community approach and its reference marks. Values and principles of a Community   approach. Community, the participation and empowerment, the division of the knowledge and the resources. Stages of the process of intervention. The evaluation of the projects of Community health. 
  • Actors and their practices: illustrations.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able : 

  • to understand and explain the various aspects of Community health like its evaluation,
  • to describe and discuss real projects of Community health and to draw some from the lesson and the observations.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • Course will ex-cathedra. 
  • Presentation of 2 projects of Community health led in Wallonia and to Brussels.

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

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

The slide shows will be available on myULiège.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Additional information:


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The presence with the various courses is highly advised.


Chantal Leva
Maître de conférences
Département de Santé Publique - ULiège.
Directrice du Centre liégeois de promotion de la santé (CLPS)
Tél : +32 (0) 475 51 19 02

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

COMMUNITY HEALTH - lessons of 20 and 23 April
First part: the theoretical foundations
Health promotion

Determinants of health

Social inequalities in health