Training on the life-course with illness approach

What is the life-course with illness approach, and how can it be used as a methodological tool for co-construction?

The Unité de soutien SSA Québec is offering this theoretical training course (in french) to help you familiarize yourself with the life course with illness approach as a methodological tool for co-constructing with patients and their families in various contexts, for example in research and in the management of care and services.

During this training session, a few examples of contexts and ways of mobilizing the life-course approach will be presented. A workshop aimed at putting the theoretical foundations of the life-course with illness approach into practice in your own projects is scheduled for 2024.


At the end of this training course, you will be able to :

  • Distinguish between life-courses and trajectories: different terminologies and their implications
  • Understand the fundamentals of the life-course approach to illness
  • Recognize the benefits of life-course mapping in partnership with patients and their families.

Target audience

Patient partners, researchers, clinical staff, managers and all other players in the health and social services network.

  • Patient-Public-Organizational Partnership