Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Clinical Nutrion

In association with Faculty of Medicine - Lisboa University

BACKGROUND

The Master’s in Clinical Nutrition has a teaching methodology based on problem-solving. Essentially practical, it is directed at inpatients and outpatients as well as providing nutritional counselling for healthy individuals. The teaching staff work in Research Centres/Information and Healthcare Centres in various pathologies and are involved in Clinical/Basic Research providing students with opportunities to become involved with these activities. There is a close link with the Nutrition and Metabolism Unit, which is part of the Molecular Medicine Institute (IMM), a recognised and respected institute in medical research in Portugal. 

Professionals will be able to develop their skills in the prevention and resolution of nutritional problems found in the population at large and the patient population, namely those in hospital.


OBJECTIVES

  • To develop and expand on human nutritional knowledge for a healthy individual and with
  • pathology;
  • To recognise and evaluate the importance of clinical nutrition as a therapy in different
  • pathologies;
  • To guide, advise, organise, implement and monitor nutritional support in hospital and for
  • outpatients.

Students will acquire skills in the clinical nutritional area, as well as skills in closely-related areas
such as public health and nutrition, food safety, nutritional-related psychology, and the acquisition of skills in information technology and communication, and research.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Master’s in Clinical Nutrition is for professionals with a Degree/Master’s in the health area who wish to further their knowledge in Clinical Nutrition.


DURATION

  • 3 Terms

ECTS

  • 90 ECTS


STUDY PLAN

YEARTERMCURRICULAR CREDITSECTS
CREDITS 
1st1st

Nutrition
Public health and nutrition
Psychology of nutrition
Nutrition assessment
Oncology nutrition
Nutrition in gastroenterological disorders
Quality control and food toxicology

4
5
4
4
3
5
5

2nd

Nutrition and maternal infancy health
Nutrition in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular
disease
Nutrition in kidney, lung, infectious, osteoarticular
and neurological diseases
Artificial nutrition, surgery and intensive care

Research Methodologies and bio-statistics
Information technology and communication in health
Seminar

4
4

5

5

4
3
3

2nd3rdDissertation/Project/Internship30