2023-2024 / SIMU0001-1

Introduction to simulation


20h Th

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

Health simulation, through the use of different tools to reproduce in a more or less realistic way clinical situations, allows an important improvement in the training of health professionals in the field of initial, specialized and keep on going. This type of training contributes to the necessary efforts to improve the quality and safety of care, through the use of new digital technologies and simulation. Simulation allows active participation and strong adherence of learners in the learning process. It also makes it possible to fill, facilitate and homogenize the training of health professionals.
  The basic principles of health simulation will be addressed via classroom courses and via an online course (MOOC) from ULiège : « La simulation Médicale, à vous de jouer ! ».
- Theoretical aspects and exercises: simulation history, risk management and human factors, learning theory and simulation, the different types of simulations, build a session, build a scenario, ... - Interest in simulation in various disciplines: emergency, pediatric, nursing, ...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

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


  • understand and explain the contribution of simulation to health professionals, as well as for the management of the safety of care
  • describe the different types of health simulation existing and choose the type of simulation appropriate to a learning objective

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisite or corequisite courses are presented in each program.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical courses, MOOC online, debate and reflexive analysis.

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

Face to face and distance-learning (available podcast)

Recommended or required readings

Written exam (MCQ, 100 items, 0/+1)

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Course notes are distributed in session and / or available electronically on the MyULg website.


Contact persons :
- Benoit Cardos (benoit.cardos@uliege.be) 
- Nadège Dubois (nadege.dubois@chuliege.be) 

Association of one or more MOOCs