The evaluation methods comply with the regulations concerning studies and exams (https://uclouvain.be/fr/decouvrir/rgee.html). More detailed explanation of the modalities specific to each learning unit are available on their description sheets under the heading “Learning outcomes evaluation method”.

Clinical assessments in writing on pre-established criteria are organized each semester by each candidate’s placement supervisor and each training section. Assessments for all thecandidates are examined by all the placement supervisors at six-monthly meetings.  

First part
At the end of the three-year basic training, each candidate is assessed at an interview designed to test their general knowledge of internal medicine. In accordance with the Royal Decree of 16 March, candidates will receive an official certificate to show they have successfully completed a special university training course. 

Second part
At the end of the three years of advanced training, each candidate is assessed on their in-depth knowledge of geriatrics, according to the following criteria :

  • certificate showing attendance of the inter-university course on geriatrics
  • production of a dissertation of between 20 and 25 pages
  • presentation of a paper to the Belgian Scientific Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics (Société Scientifique Belge de Gérontologie et de Gériatrie - SBGG)
    or an equivalent Belgian or foreign society, or publication of an article.

When the above requirements have been fulfilled, the programme committee will award the academic degree of Advanced Master in Geriatrics.   This is not a substitute for recognition by the ministerial committee. It is evidence of academic and scientific training in the context of specialized training leading to the award of professional status.