Ciencias Nutrição

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The degree in Nutrition Sciences at IUCS aims to train health professionals with the latest knowledge on human nutrition, formulation of diets, prevention of pathology and health promotion, but also with a domain in terms of technology, quality and food safety. The skills acquired include fundamental training in biological, chemical, biomedical and sociological areas and their application in the area of ​​Human Nutrition, in terms of health promotion, food quality and safety, community health, restoration, food technology, management and communication. In the different areas of study, we seek to transmit the ethical principles and norms of professional practice, the most recent knowledge and methodologies in research, the critical spirit and the scientific development relevant to the Course. Thus, the objectives set out in articles 2 and 3 of the Code of Ethics of the Order of Nutritionists are fulfilled, for the exercise of professional practice.

 Study cycle accredited by A3ES for 6 years (counted from July 2016; ACEF). MAXIMUM ACCREDITATION BY A3ES. 

More information in http://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/ciencias-da-nutricao-7

 

 

Entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REGIME

Applies to all candidates who do not hold citizenship /relatives of any country that is a Member State of the European Union; or have not been legal residents in Portugal for more than two years.

Requirements:

  • Completed secondary school;
  • Document certifying that the candidate has a national exam of Biology in is education system with the minimum mark of approved in order to substitute our national access exam of Biologia e Geologia, and the respective contents, or take the exam in CESPU

STUDENTS WITH EUROPEAN NATIONALITY

Application Regimes:

General Access: Students who hold a foreign secondary diploma legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education. The Portuguese admission exams can be replaced by the equivalent final exams or school-leaving exams required for each degree, duly recognized DGES (Artigo 20º do Decreto-Lei n.º 296-A/98)1.

+23 years old Regime: Students aged over 23 can be admitted to higher education if they successfully completed the special entrance examination that evaluates the capacity to attend higher education courses at CESPU educational establishments, according to the law (DL 64/2006 de 21 de março, alterado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 Changing of Course/Institution: Is the act by which a student applies to the same or a different degree from that of the last registration, in the same or in a different institution of higher education, whether or not there was an interruption of the registration in accordance with the Portaria n.º 181-D/2015,  19 of June.

Holder of a Degree: Holders of a Bachelor, master or doctor degree obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions, as long as recognized by Decree law nº66 / 2018  (Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 

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

Aviso n.º 14684/2018 publicado na 2ª série do D.R. nº 197, de 12-10-18 

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
  Credits

No. Optional
  Credits

Nutritional Sciences

111

4

Biomedical and Chemistry

68

0

Food Industry

23

0

Chemistry

16

0

Mathematical and Statistics

9

0

Physics

5

0

Social and Behavioural Sciences

4

0

 

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Histology

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Cell Biology

CBIOM

Semester

T: 39; PL: 26

6

Chemistry 1

CQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Mathematics and Physics

CFM

Semester

PL: 52

5

History of the Food

CSC

Semester

T: 26

3

Nutritional Composition of Food

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Anatomy

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

General Biochemistry 1

CBIOM

Semester

T: 39; TP: 13; PL: 26

6

Chemistry 2

CQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

6

Statistics

CFM

 Semester

PL: 52

5

Instrumental Methods of Analysis

CQ

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Psicossociology and Alimentary Behavior

CSC

Semester

T: 26; TP: 13

4

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Genetics

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

5

Food Microbiology and Parasitology

CALIM

Semester

T: 39; PL: 52

6

Bromatology I

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Physiology I

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

5

General Biochemistry 2

CBIOM

Semester

T: 39; TP: 13; PL: 26

5

Statistical Analysis

CFM

Semester

PL: 39

4

Human Nutrition and Feeding

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 39

5

Food Biotechnology

CALIM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Bromotology 2

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Physiology 2

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Biopathology

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Nutrition throughout the Cycle of Life

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Pharmacology

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Immunology

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Food Processing

CALIM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Nutrition and Public Health

CNUT

Semester

TP: 39

4

Epidemiology

CBIOM

Semester

TP: 26

3

Nutrition and Dietotherapy 1

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Food Toxicology

CBIOM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Food Innovation

CALIM

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

4

Food Hygiene and Security

CALIM

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Nutrition and Dietotherapy 2

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

4

Nutritional Assessment

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; PL: 26

5

Gastrotechnics

CALIM

Semester

T: 13; PL: 26

3

Research Methodology and Communication

CNUT

Semester

TP: 39

3

Food Quality and Management Systems

CALIM

Semester

TP: 52

4

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES   |   4th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Bioethics and Professional Orientation

CSC

Semester

T: 39

4

Hospital and Artificial Nutrition

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

5

Communitary Nutrition

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; TP: 39

6

Collective Food and Hotel Management

CNUT

Semester

TP: 52

5

Nutritional Policy

CNUT

Semester

T: 26; TP: 26

6

Sports Nutrition o)

CALIM

Semester

TP: 39

4

Traineeship

CNUT

Semester

E: 600; TP: 26

30

 

 

T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL –Practical and Laboratorial

E – Training

o) - Optional