2023-2024 / SIMU0005-1

Practice simulation with chronic patients


5h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (Transitional programme)2 crédits 


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

Health simulation, through the use of different tools to reproduce in a more or less realistic way clinical situations, would bring an important added value in the training of health professionals. 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.
This course will focus on a particular type of simulation, standardized human simulation based on the patient. This allows the development of communication skills with the patient when there is a strong stake (announcement of a disease, a treatment, etc.) or when it is necessary to give complex information to a patient (eg benefit / risk information). It allows simulated consultations.
In this course, we will discuss the value of simulation in learning, for patients, of situations encountered in chronic care paths.
Each student will: - Create the scenario of a standardized patient, with the objectives of transversal learning the development of communication strategies facilitating the relationship but also the competences specific to the therapeutic education of the patient. - Create an evaluation grid specific to this scenario - Test this scenario in a role-playing game.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course, the student will be able to mobilize the theoretical elements resulting from different courses of the finality in the service of a clinical situation.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisite or corequisite courses are presented in each program.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical courses, practical exercises and reflexive analysis.

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

Blended learning

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Recommended or required readings

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

Written work / report

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Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Benoit CARDOS (benoit.cardos@uliege.be) 
Benoit PETRE (benoit.petre@uliege.be)

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