wmds2225  2020-2021  Bruxelles Woluwe

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
36.0 h
Clement de Clety Stéphan (coordinator); Detaille Thierry; Momeni Mona; Penaloza-Baeza Andrea; Pirotte Thierry; Verschuren Franck; Wittebole Xavier;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
-          Physiopathology of sepsis and septic shock.
-          Physiopathology of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
-          Extensive physiological response to aggression: metabolic and inflammatory mechanisms.
-          Metabolic disturbances of the critically ill patient.
-          Physiopathology of hyperlactatemia and lactic acidosis.
-          Trauma brain injury: management.
-          Toxidrome: recognizing and management

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

Skills to be acquired:

The courses dedicated to intensive care aim to introduce the student to the main physiopathological mechanisms and diagnostic aspects leading the patient to a critical state.
Main goals:
The student will acquire theoretical and practical skills allowing to recognize a critical patient. Physiopathological mechanisms of diseases and treatments will be learned.
The course will instruct on one hand in the critically ill patients, inpatients and outpatients, and on the other hand in sick patients needing an procedure or a surgical operation, whether it is an adult or a child. 
The course will be given by 4 kinds of physicians: an anaesthetist, an intensive care physician, a paediatric intensivist and an ED physician. 
There are 4 parts: 7 lectures about adult intensive care, 7 about adulte emergency medicine, 4 about paediatric emergencies and intensive care and 6 about anaesthetics.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The courses are based on physiopathology and semeiology; present therapeutic approaches for the most urgent and deleterious pathologies and combine theory with clinical cases.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

June session: multiple choice questions (MCQ) or short open-ended questions (OEQ), based on the instructed theory or by means of resolving clinical cases.
September session: same modality as June session, or, if insufficient number of students, oral exam built on clinical cases relying on instructed theoretical bases.
The modalities of the exam might change in the light of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the necessary undertaken measures.
Online resources
  • Diapositives sur Moodle
  • Slides on Moodle WMEDS2225 ; indispensable support for learning
  • Certaines diapositives citent des articles de référence récents. Ces articles soutiennent la présentation et peuvent servir à l’étudiant-e qui désire creuser la matière.
    Some slides contain references to recent articles. Those support the presentation and may help the student who wants to read more about the subject.
  • Médecine intensive, réanimation, urgences et défaillances viscérales aiguës. Collège des Enseignants de Médecine Intensive - Réanimation. Epreuves Nationales Classifiantes - ECNi, Elsevier Masson, 2018
Teaching materials
  • Diapositives sur Moodle
  • Slides on Moodle WMDS2225 ; indispensable support for learning
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [180] in Medecine