Ciencias Nutrição

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science trains skilled professionals by providing a solid background in the biological, chemical and biomedical sciences, conveying deep and holistic knowledge in specific areas of nutrition and food sciences. In the final semester of the Bachelor's degree, students undertake work experience that affords them direct experience in a range of contexts their degree prepares them to work in. This enables them to strengthen and consolidate their academic and professional skills. Internships take place in several clinical and hospital facilities, health centres, companies, and other community services with established protocols with CESPU.

This degree is structured according to the Bologna process. Therefore, it lasts 4 years, corresponding to 240 ECTS. It is also in compliance with all the requirements set out by the Dieticians Association, which regulate nutrition practice whilst safeguarding the interests of its graduates.

 

Academic Degree

Course accredited by A3ES on 02-03-2011 (CEF); University Education - 1st cycle of studies leading to a Bachelor's degree.

 

Entry requirements

International applicants for admission and enrolment in the Bachelor's degree and Integrated Masters, must:

  • hold a qualification granting them access to higher education, such as a diploma or certificate issued by a competent authority which attests to the successful completion of an educational programme and authorises them to apply for and enrol in higher education in the country where it was conferred; or
  • hold a secondary education degree legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education.

Under the regulations for international students, candidates must take an exam at CESPU. (Decree-Law no. 36/2014)

  

Official languages

English (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
French (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
Portuguese

 

Course duration

4 years - 8 semesters - 240 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Sandra Carla Ferreira Leal

 

Legislation

D.R. Notice no. 8072/2013, of 24 June

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
 
Credits

No. Optional
 
Credits

Nutritional Sciences

94

4

Biomedical Sciences

65

0

Food Sciences

36

0

Chemical Sciences

16

0

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

14

0

Social and Behavioural Sciences

11

0

 

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Histology

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Cell Biology

CBIOM

Semester

168

T: 39; PL: 26

6

Chemistry 1

CQ

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Mathematics and Physics

CFM

Semester

140

PL: 52

5

History of the Food

CSC

Semester

84

T: 26

3

Nutritional Composition of Food

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Anatomy

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

General Biochemistry 1

CBIOM

Semester

168

T: 39; TP: 13; PL: 26

6

Chemistry 2

CQ

Semester

168

T: 26; PL: 39

6

Statistics

CFM

 Semester

140

PL: 52

5

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

CQ

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Psicossociology and Alimentary Behavior

CSC

Semester

112

T: 26; TP: 13

4

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Genetics

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; TP: 26

5

Food Microbiology and Parasitology

CALIM

Semester

168

T: 39; PL: 52

6

Bromatology I

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Physiology I

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; TP: 26

5

General Biochemistry 2

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 39; TP: 13; PL: 26

5

Statistical Analysis

CFM

Semester

112

PL: 39

4

Human Nutrition and Feeding

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Food Biotechnology

CALIM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Bromotology 2

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Physiology 2

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Biopathology

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Nutrition throughout the Cycle of Life

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Pharmacology

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Immunology

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Food Processing

CALIM

Semester

112

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Nutrition and Public Health

CNUT

Semester

112

TP: 39

4

Epidemiology

CBIOM

Semester

84

TP: 26

3

Nutrition and Dietotherapy 1

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Food Toxicology

CBIOM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Food Innovation

CALIM

Semester

112

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Food Hygiene and Security

CALIM

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Nutrition and Dietotherapy 2

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Nutritional Assessment

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Gastrotechnics

CALIM

Semester

84

T: 13; PL: 26

3

Research Methodology and Communication

CNUT

Semester

84

TP: 39

3

Contract Catering and Foodservices

CALIM

Semester

112

TP: 52

4

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   4th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Total

Contact

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Bioethics and Professional Orientation

CSC

Semester

112

T: 39

4

Hospital and Artificial Nutrition

CNUT

Semester

140

T: 26; TP: 26

5

Communitary Nutrition

CNUT

Semester

168

T: 26; TP: 39

6

Option (a)

CNUT

Semester

112

TP: 39

4

Nutritional Policy

CNUT

Semester

168

T: 26; TP: 26

6

Food Quality and Management Systems

CALIM

Semester

140

TP: 52

5

Traineeship

CNUT

Semester

840

E: 600; TP: 26

30

 (a)To be chosen from a list to be determined by the legal and statutorily competent body of the institution.

 

T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL –Practical and Laboratorial

E - Training