Master Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences

A.Y. 2021/2022: Open applications

In order to verify the necessary requirements for the application, the candidate is invited to fill out the form for the admission to the degree course and send it to the following email address: nutrizione.umana@unicamillus.org

Should the application be positive, the candidate can proceed with the enrolment to the degree course.

OVERVIEW
PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Study Plan
Exams and Exam Locations
Tuition and Fees
CAREER EVALUATION
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESS

Teaching language: Italian
Mode of delivery: Lessons also available for those engaged in work activities. Very advanced distance learning technology.
Duration: 2 years (120 CFU)

Overview of the Course

The Master Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences -accredited by the Minister of University and Research with Decree no. 899 of July 19, 2021 – aims to form graduated students with a solid and highly qualified scientific, professional and methodological education in the field of nutrition and health, students able to perform advanced tasks and complex evaluation, coordination,  monitoring, schedule, objective, management and training activities in different professional contexts (health, industrial and regulatory), focused to keep and promote the human health.

The Master Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences has the specific purpose to form advanced professionals on human nutrition topics, because of a didactic plan able to guarantee knowledges, abilities and competencies based on a solid scientific interdisciplinary education, education in the field of physiology, basic nutrition and food microbiology, food technology, pharmacology and legal aspects. Moreover, clinical disciplines aim to deepen further aspects, such as the ones related to pathologies related or genetically due to the nutrition, the role of food and diets in different physiological conditions, the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases  and the improving of the well-being and the quality of life.

The Didactic Commission may request the programs.

Professional Opportunities

The graduate student in Human Nutrition Sciences will easily find a job opportunity in various sectors, both public and private, or as an independent contractor in the Nutrition field. The sector is growing thanks to some innovative aspects, and will be in the future more and more important for the human health in the third millennium. In particular::

1) Public healthcare facilities: in the context of national and regional healthcare programs, participating in health promotion and disease prevention projects; planning and managing nutritional assessment programs.

2) Public and / or private research institutes: planning, managing and developing scientific research studies in the field of Food Science.

3) Food, dietary and pharmaceutical companies: planning, developing, and enhancing food products with a high nutritional impact (functional foods); managing information and labeling related to nutrition and health claims; developing certification systems, control and food technology laboratories;

4) Catering companies and hospital food services: implementing integrated management systems for food quality.

5) Private practice: Degree Course in Nutrition Sciences graduates, will be able to engage in business activities and as freelancers, after passing the State examination and after the registration to the Biologists Association, in the field of the Feed and the Human Nutrition and Life Science (Biology).

Graduates can also work for organizations and NGOs interested in malnutrition problems in the southern countries or in groups of populations at risk of malnutrition.

Finally, graduates of Human Nutrition Sciences will be able to enroll, after passing the State exam, in the Professional Order of Biologists.

Admission Requirements

In order to access the Master degree course, students must have a bachelor or single-cycle degree courses or different qualifications achieved abroad suitable, as well as specific curricular requirements and an appropriate personal preparation.

Regarding the curricular requirements, students shall have one of the following degree course:

  • L-2 Biotechnologies, L-13 Biological Sciences, L-22 Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, L-26 Food Sciences and Technology, L-27 Chemical Sciences and Technology, L-29 Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology or related degree courses as provided for in the ex D.M. 509/99;
  • L-SNT/03 (Technical Health Professions, limited to Dietistic);
  • LM-13 Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, LM-41 Medicine and Surgery or related degree courses as provided for in the ex D.M. 509/99;
  • LM-6 Biology, LM-8 Industrial Biotechnology, LM-9 Medical, Veterinarian and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, LM-70 Food Sciences and Technology or related degree courses as provided for in the ex D.M. 509/99.

Students graduated in a different master degree course can access to the course, provided that they achieved at least 48 CFU in the following subjects area (in brackets the minimum number of CFU required in each subject area):

  • MAT/01 and MAT/07 (6 CFU);
  • FIS/01 and FIS/07 (4 CFU);
  • CHIM/01 and CHIM/11 (8 CFU);
  • BIO/01- and BIO/19 (20 CFU)

Moreover, candidates from one of the degree courses mentioned above with a minimum graduation mark of 96/110 or with an average of the marks achieved in all the exams related to the subjects area aforementioned equal or greater than 26/30, they will be exempted from the interview/written test. Students who do not meet these requirements will be asked to sit an interview/written test in the following subjects: General Biology, Biochemistry, Human Physiology and organic and inorganic Chemistry.

Graduated students must have a very good knowledge of the English language, certified by the achievement of an academic exam of English language or an official qualification.

In order to verify the necessary requirements for the application, the candidate is invited to fill out the form for the admission to the degree course and send it to the following email address: nutrizione.umana@unicamillus.org

Should the application be positive, the candidate can proceed with the enrolment to the degree course.

Study Plan

FIRST YEAR

SUBJECTSSDCFUTYPE OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY
Physiology of digestive, uptake and human nutrition processBIO/096Core educational activity
I.C. Biochemistry and molecular biology   
Biochemistry and Metabolism of nutrientsBIO/107Core educational activity
Clinical biochemistry and clinical molecular biologyBIO/125Core educational activity
I.C. Hygiene, quality and food safety   
Food HygieneMED/425Core educational activity
Quality and microbiological safety of foodAGR/166Core educational activity
I.C. Analytical and pharmaceutical food chemistry   
Food chemistryCHIM/105Core educational activity
Pharmaceutical chemistryCHIM/085Similar/Supplementary
I.C. Food allergies, immunity and medications   
PharmacologyBIO/147Core educational activity
PhysiopathologyMED/044Similar/Supplementary
I.C. Statistics and Processing   
Medical and epidemiological statisticsMED/013Similar/Supplementary
Data and Information managementING-INF/053Similar/Supplementary
Elective course 4 

 

SECOND YEAR

 

SUBJECTSSDCFUTYPE OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY
I.C Food Technology and Law   
Technology and Control of food qualityAGR/156Core educational activity
Food LawIUS/035Core educational activity
I.C. Human Nutrition   
Nutrition and Health PromotionMED/498Core educational activity
Nutrition BioethicsMED/432Similar/Supplementary
I.C. Practical aspects in general and specialized medicine   
EndocrinologyMED/135Core educational activity
Practical aspects of nutrition in cardiologyMED/112Similar/Supplementary
Practical aspects of nutrition in internal medicineMED/095Core educational activity
Practical aspects of nutrition in eating disordersMED/252Similar/Supplementary
Elective course 4 
English language 6 
Useful knowledge for the entry into employment 3 
Final Exam 12 

 

 

 

Exam Calendar and Exam locations

For the academic year 2021/2022, starting from February 2022, there will be 1 exam call every 2 months.

The exams consist of a multiple choice test.

Headquarters:
Rome in Via di Sant’Alessandro, 8

Local offices:
For each exam, at least one local office per Region in the main town will be guaranteed (the other offices will be activated based on the number of candidates booked for each exam).

Regions

Local Offices

Abruzzo

L’Aquila

Pescara

Basilicata

Matera

Potenza

Calabria

Catanzaro

Cosenza

Reggio Calabria

Vibo Valentia

Campania

Avellino

Napoli

Salerno

Emilia-Romagna

Bologna

Ferrara

Modena

Piacenza

Ravenna

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Trieste

Udine

Lazio

Frosinone

Latina

Roma

Viterbo

Liguria

Genova

Imperia

La Spezia

Lombardia

Brescia

Mantova

Milano

Marche

Ancona

Molise

Campobasso

Piemonte

Alessandria

Cuneo

Novara

Torino

Puglia

Bari

Foggia

Lecce

Taranto

Sardegna

Cagliari

Sicilia

Agrigento

Caltanissetta

Catania

Enna

Messina

Palermo

Ragusa

Siracusa

Trapani

Toscana

Arezzo

Grosseto

Firenze

Livorno

Trentino-Alto Adige

Trento

Umbria

Perugia

Terni

Valle d’Aosta

Aosta

Veneto

Padova

Verona

Venezia

 

 

Tuition and Fees

 

The amount of the fees for the Academic Year 2021/2022 is 2500 € for each academic year.

In order to be admitted to the examinations and to the graduation, students are required to be up-to-date with the payment of the tuition fee. Students who close their career (in case of graduation, qualification, study suspension, transfer, study waiver) are in any case required to fully pay the contributions for the academic year they are enrolled in.

Students are required to pay the regional tax for the right to study (Lazio Region), of which the amount is now set at 140 €, but may be subject to possible changes agreed by the Lazio Region.

The afore-mentioned tax shall be paid directly to Lazio Disco and a proof of payment of it must be submitted to UniCamillus.

Career Evaluation – Credits Recognition

UniCamillus carries out a preliminary assessment of credits for previous educational activities before the enrollment for the Degree Coruse Human Nutrition Sciences (LM-61)

Those who need such an assessment must:

  • fill in this form in its entirety and sign it
  • attach a valid identity document
  • send the form and attachments to riconoscimenti.nutrizione@unicamillus.org specifying in the subject “Request for pre-enrollment CFU evaluation” for the Degree Course Human Nutrition Sciences (LM-61).

The required documentation must be sent exclusively in PDF format. Incomplete documentation will not be taken into consideration.

The assessment will be carried out by the Credit Recognition Commission. If you have already requested an evaluation at our University in the past, please also attach the evaluation results previously received.

Following enrollment in the Degree Course in Human Nutrition Sciences (LM-61), the student who has received the recognition must send it to the email address riconoscimenti.nutrizione@unicamillus.org with the request for the effective recognition (recognition does not take place automatically).

Actors of the Quality Assurance Process

The Quality Assurance Group (QA) is chaired by the Director of the Degree Course or by the President, who is the Responsible for the Quality of the Course; it ensures the proper and regular performance of the activities, in coordination with the Academic Quality Assurance and with the QA referents of the University.

The QA contributes to the design, implementation and verification of the activities of the Degree Course.

The Review Group performs the following functions:

a) identifying the improvements, reporting the person in charge and specifying the deadlines and the indicators that allow verifying the degree of implementation;

b) verifying the achievement of the objectives pursued or identifying any reasons for a failure or partial achievement;

c) drafting the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which is sent to the Evaluation Unit and the Academic Quality Assurance through the University Quality Office.

TRANSITIONAL PHASE

During the statutory transitional phase, in order to facilitate the start-up phase of the QA System, UniCamillus considered it functional to choose the appointment at the level of each Degree Course of the only Quality Assurance Group, which is also called to perform the functions of the Review Group.

The QA has the task of monitoring the progress of the Degree Course management and of drafting the Annual Monitoring Report and the cyclical review report (RCC) in collaboration with the President of the Teaching Committee.