The world of human nutrition, due to its direct relationship with health, is the subject of interest for many professionals. It is necessary to properly transfer this world into its study or responsibility fields in order to apply it in a practical manner.
The advance of sciences related to nutrition, such as biochemistry, molecular biology, pathophysiology, toxicology and dietetics make nutrition one of the most applied, modern and fascinating sciences; therefore, it requires an analysis not only from a scientific perspective but also from a human one.
In this context, vegetarian nutrition is being proposed as an alternative model of nutrition based in ethics, health and ecology principles. The number of vegetarians in western countries is constantly growing; however, given this growing demand, professionals still do not have the available tools to respond to the requests of the vegetarians and those who wish to become vegetarians.
Currently, the professional needs continuous training that allows him/her to receive a high level of specialization, as demanded by the users, clients or patients with whom he/she interacts as well as the public or private institutions where the professional works.
This prompted the need to train nutrition professionals on this field, also adapted to the postures of important international science organizations (consult the posture of the American Dietetic Association from 2009), and making concepts and competences of this field of nutrition sciences available.
Our educational experience and methodology ensures a rigorous, high quality education.
- Provide knowledge for the proper comprehension of theoretical and practical principles that constitute the fundamentals of the vegetarian diet in all of its variants, as well as the clinical implications in the prevention and treatment of the major chronic and degenerative diseases.
- Develop the ability to empathize with the vegetarian client, knowing and respecting their motivations in choosing this diet.
- Train professionals in this few-studied field of dietetics and satisfy, in a professional and sensitive way, the requests of the clients and vegetarian patients.
- Perform a critical analysis on a dietary practice or on an article on vegetarian diets and, similarly, organize and participate in nutritional education programs related to vegetarianism.
Each activity consists of a series of modules structured according to a precise educational order. Each module is divided into topics in which the documents are clearly and concretely organized.
The on-line interactive activity consists of participation in forums and conferences designed to stimulate the critical ability of the student, to acquire abilities and new knowledge found in medical science literature.
There are 12 educational modules that represent a total of 58 credits; the Final Course Project counts for 12 additional credits.
1st Part: MANDATORY MODULE (58 CREDITS)
The first part of the Master explores topics of great importance and relevance in Vegetarian Nutrition and Dietetics, from a multidisciplinary perspective expected from this field of science.
The subjects and their corresponding appropriations that compose the 1st part: Mandatory modules, shown in the following table:
1 Scientific Research Methodology 5 cr
2 Characterization of Vegetarian Diets 1 cr
3 Nutrients 5 cr
4 Nutritional Biochemistry 7 cr
5 Food in the vegetarian diet 7 cr
6 Presence and bioavailability of nutrients in vegetable foodstuff 4 cr
7 Nutritional needs of the human body 4 cr
8 Food composition tables. Elaboration of vegetarian diets 4 cr
9 Vegetarian nutrition in physiological situations 7 cr
10 Vegetarian nutrition in greatly prevalent pathological situations 7 cr
11 Particular aspects of the vegetarian diet 3 cr
12 Other aspects of the vegetarian diet 4 cr
2nd Part: MASTER’S FINAL COURSE PROJECT (12 CREDITS)
The student may carry out the project throughout the whole course, and will then submit it once all the modules are finished. Once the topic is chosen, the student will develop the analytical and biographical investigation, adding their own reflections and/or direct quotes from other authors.
- Aula internazionale
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- Lezioni in lingua straniera 100%
- Rilascio di titoli di studio esteri