BACHELOR´S DEGREE IN NUTRITION SCIENCES

NUTRITION SCIENCES


 It has as main objective the qualification of graduates in the following fields:

- Food and Human Nutrition in the Life Cycle - To analyze the effects of what is ingested, arising from the use and metabolic functions of nutrients and others food constituents, as well as the study of food, diet, diets, and supplements in the life cycle.
- Public Health and Epidemiology - Develop and apply the study of food intake, nutritional status and their relationships with the disease. Plan, promote and communicate community intervention programs.
- Clinical Nutrition - Evaluate the nutritional status, nutritional needs and prescribe the food/nutritional plan appropriate to each pathology. It has as main objective the qualification of graduates in the following fields:

- Food Services and Management - Analyze the functional technical and sanitary conditions of facilities, personnel and foodstuffs. Plan menus and optimize the cost/quality of meals.

- Research and Teaching - Investigate and convey knowledge by promoting health and well-being.

- Nutrition in Sport - Assess nutritional status, nutritional needs and draw up adequate food plans, according to the training program.

- Food Industry - Collaborate in the development of new products, based on nutritional recommendations. Provide technical and scientific support to marketing.

The teaching of Nutrition Sciences in NMS|FCM, sharing a great part of the teaching of Medicine, is a strong bet from the integrative point of view since it will make possible to acquire hands-on research skills, allowing the students to understand associations and recommendations, and ensure more holistic and effective diagnostics and intervention strategies.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


This Bachelor's Degree is designed so that future Nutritionists are able to:

  • Use concepts in the problematization and analysis of a particular case or situation (simulated or real);
  • Evaluate, analyze and make decisions based on scientific evidence (Code of Ethics of Nutritionists, Art. 4, d);
  • Express personal opinion with arguments;
  • Take positions revealing critical and/or humanistic and/or ethical attitude; express ability to design strategies appropriate to different situations and in different scenarios;
  • To carry out the profession by showing a critical and/or humanistic and/or ethical and/or welcoming and/or respectful position in the development of the various professional activities;
  • Respect diversity;
  • To participate in the health policy debate as an active part.

 

DEGREE OR DIPLOMA


Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Sciences


PREDOMINANT SCIENTIFIC AREA OF THE COURSE


Nutrition Sciences

 

NUMBER OF CREDITS TO OBTAIN A DEGREE OR DIPLOMA


240 


OPERATING REGIME
 


Daytime


ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS


02 Biology and Geology
07 Physics and Chemistry

 

MINIMUM APPLICATION MARK


Application: 120
Specific: 120

 

CALCULATION OF APPLICATION NOTE


High School Average: 50%
Specific subjects: 50%

 

CURRICULAR PLAN


UC

ECTS

   

ECTS

SEMESTER 1

   

SEMESTER 2

 

Molecular and Cellular Biology

5,5

 

Nutrition and Metabolism II

5

Nutrition and Metabolism I

5

 

Biostatistics I

3

Sociology and History of Food

3

 

Morphology I

5

Primary Food Production

5,5

 

Genetics

3

Food Chemistry

5,5

 

Human Nutrition

6

Human Feeding

5,5

 

Health Communication

5

     

Optional

3

 

30

   

30

         

SEMESTER 3

   

SEMESTER 4

 

Immunology

4

 

Biopathology

5

Nutritional Epidemiology

4

 

Pathophysiology

5

Physiology

9

 

Food Microbiology

4

Morphology II

5

 

Bromatology

4

Basic Microbiology

4

 

Public health

4

Food technology and new products

4

 

Gastrothenia

5

 

 

 

Food and Nutrition Marketing

3

 

30

   

30

         

SEMESTER 5

   

SEMESTER 6

 

Research Methods

5

 

Nutrition in Sports

4

Pharmacology

4

 

Nutrition in Geriatrics

4

Food Toxicology

5

 

Food Quality and Management Systems

4

Food Safety

4

 

Psychology and Nutrition

5

Food Management Tools

3

 

Diet Therapy I

6

Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition

5

 

Community Nutrition

4

Nutrition Assessment

4

 

Ethics and Professional Deontology

3

         
 

30

   

30

         

SEMESTER 7

   

SEMESTER 8

 

Research project

5

 

Internship

30

Biostatistics II

4

     

Collective Feeding and Management

6

     

Diet therapy II

6

     

Artificial nutrition

5

     

Nutrition Policy

4

     
 

30