2023-2024 / URGC0751-1

Collective emergencies and disaster plans


20h Th

Number of credits

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


Romain Betz

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 occurence of mass casualities is responsible for such important changes that usual health care principles, devoted to single patient care, are no longer appropriate.
First aid and health care management under these conditions require the developpement of a specific organisation with the aim of medical system organisation on site.
It also requires the use of specific skills and distribution of health care ressources according to pre-established guidelines.

Students are intended to gain the opportunity of learning and understanding the specific requirements of planification and management of disasters accidents.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The course objective is the learning of the specific features of disasters, the material and human impact of those accidents and the health care organisation and planification needs.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Individual emergency care knowledge.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Disaster simulation / exercices.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Theory by 2 hours-period courses.

Specific elements of on site medical system organisation, triage, medical management and conditioning will be approached successively.

Then, the course will deal with the particular aspects of collective management of traumas, burns, blasts, natural disasters, nuclear, radiation, biological or chemical incidents, as well as weapons of mass destruction.

Support: slides, clinical cases.

Site: to be defined each year.

Recommended or required readings

A copy of the PPT slides will be distributed at the begining of the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Teacher:                                                                                                                                Dr Romain Betz
Service des Urgences
CHU Sart Tilman B35
4000 Liège Tel: 04/284 37 37
E-mail: r.betz@chuliege.be

Secretariat:                                                                                                                   Madame Aline MAENHOUT                                                                                         Secrétariat des Urgences
CHU de Liège - Fax: 04/366 77 23
Tél : 04/366.83.99                                                                               a.maenhout@chuliege.be


Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Elements of disaster medicine
Elements of disaster medicine