BACHELOR´S DEGREE IN NUTRITION SCIENCES

PRESENTATION


The Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Sciences qualifies to practice the profession of Nutritionist, which is one of the professions with great relevance in the field of health.

The teaching of Nutrition Sciences in NMS, 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.

 

MAIN OBJECTIVE


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, 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.

 

LANGUAGE


This Bachelor's Degree is taught in Portuguese.

 

PREDOMINANT SCIENTIFIC AREA OF THE COURSE


Nutrition Sciences

  

OPERATING REGIME 


Daytime

 

STUDY PLAN

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