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DEGREE IN HUMAN NUTRITION & DIETETICS

Code:
 C352

Credits:
 240
 
Publication date:
 22/03/2012

Title:
 Undergraduate 3-5 years (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 24,89
 Créditos en 1ª matrícula
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Health Sciences

SYLLABUS

DEGREE IN HUMAN NUTRITION & DIETETICS

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Valencian
Spanish

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Sciences of the Health

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

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SYLLABUS OFFERED

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FIRST YEAR
BRIDGING COURSE FOR HOLDERS OF THE DIPLOMA IN NURSING
57 credits
 
1 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
DEGREE IN HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
SECOND YEAR
THIRD YEAR
FOURTH YEAR
ROUTE 1. SPORTS NUTRITION
18 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
ROUTE 1: SPORTS NUTRITION
ROUTE 2. FOOD, NUTRITION AND POPULATION
18 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
ROUTE 2: FOOD, NUTRITION AND POPULATION
ROUTE 4. FOOD QUALITY
18 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
ROUTE 4: FOOD QUALITY
ROUTE 3. NEW DEMANDS IN NUTRITION AND SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
18 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
ROUTE 3: NEW DEMANDS IN NUTRITION AND SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

 

The aims of this course are described in Ministerial Order CIN/730/2009 of 18 March, establishing the requirements for the recognition of official university degrees qualifying their holders as Professional Dietitians-Nutritionists.

Graduates must:

A) Hold professional values, attitudes and behaviour:

1. Accept the essential elements of the profession, including ethical principles and legal responsibilities; and exercising the profession in accordance with the principles of social justice and respect for individuals, customs, beliefs and cultures.

2. Exercise the profession within the framework of respect for other healthcare professionals, and acquire teamwork skills.

3. Maintain and update professional knowledge and skills, and understand the importance of continuous independent learning with regard to new ideas, products and techniques in nutrition, together with the importance of  quality.

4. Understand the limits of the profession, identifying situations where inter-disciplinary treatment or referral to another professional is required.

B) Develop communication and information-handling skills:

5. Develop the ability to communicate in an effective manner, both orally and in writing, with patients, healthcare and industry professionals and the media, and know how to use information and communication technologies effectively, particularly as related to nutrition and lifestyle.

6. Understand, evaluate, use and apply sources of information concerning nutrition, diet, lifestyle and healthcare.

7. Know how to prepare reports and fill out records related to the professional activity of a Dietitian.

C) Understand and apply food sciences:

8. Identify and classify foods. Know how to analyse and establish their composition, properties, nutritional value, the bioavailability of nutrients, sensory characteristics and the changes foodstuffs undergo as a consequence of technological and culinary processes.

9. Understand the basic processes involved in the preparation, transformation and preservation of animal and vegetable foodstuffs.

10. Prepare, interpret and use food composition graphs and databases.

11. Understand food microbiology, parasitology and toxicology.

D) Understand and apply Food and Health Sciences:

12. Understand the function and bioavailability of nutrients, nutritional needs and recommendations, and the basics of calorific and nutritional balance.

13. Evaluate the relationship between food and nutrition and assimilate this knowledge in health processes.

14. Apply scientific knowledge of physiology, physiopathology and nutrition to diet planning and counselling for individuals and groups, throughout their life cycle and independently of their health status.

15. Design and implement nutritional status evaluation protocols and identify nutritional risk factors.

16. Interpret nutritional diagnoses, evaluating the nutritional aspects of clinical histories and preparing diet plans.

17. Understand the structure of hospital nutrition services and departments, identifying and performing the functions of a Dietitian-Nutritionist within a multi-disciplinary team.

18. Participate in the organisation, management and implementation of different modalities of hospital alimentation and nutritional support, and out-patient dietetic-nutrition treatment.

E) Understand the basics of Public Health and Community Nutrition:

19. Understand the structure and role of national and international health organisations and systems with respect to the role of the Dietitian-Nutritionist.

20. Participate in the design, implementation and validation of epidemiological nutritional studies, and take part  in the planning, analysis and evaluation of alimentation and nutrition intervention programmes in a range of environments.

21. Promote a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of nutrition-related and lifestyle-related disorders, by participating in the nutritional education of the population.

22. Collaborate in the planning, development and implementation of alimentation, nutrition and food safety policies, based on the needs of the population and health protection.

F) Develop managerial, legal guidance and scientific skills:

23. Advise on the development, commercialisation, labelling, information and marketing of food products in accordance with social needs, scientific knowledge and current legislation.

24. Interpret administrative reports and dossiers in relation to food products and ingredients.

G) Develop the ability to supervise food quality and collective catering:

25. Participate in the management, organisation and development of food services.

26. Prepare, control and cooperate in the planning of menus and diets adapted to the characteristics of the groups for whom they are intended.

27. Participate in ensuring the quality and safety of food products, installations and processes.

28. Provide hygienic-sanitary and dietetic-nutritional training to persons involved in catering services.

H) Develop the ability to carry out critical analysis and research:

29. Acquire basic research training, including the formulation of hypotheses, collecting and interpreting data in order to solve problems, following scientific methods, and understanding the importance and limitations of scientific thinking in health and nutritional matters.

 

COMPETENCES


General Competences of the Degree Course (CG):

    Basic training module

    • 1:Understand the chemical, biochemical and biological factors applicable to human nutrition and dietetics.
    • 2:Understand the structure and function of the human body from molecular level to the complete organism at different stages of life.
    • 3:Understand statistics applied to Health Sciences.
    • 4:Understand the psychological foundations and bio-psycho-social factors that affect human behaviour.
    • 5:Understand the historical, anthropological and sociological evolution of diet, nutrition and dietetics in the context of sickness and health.
    • 6:Understand the different educational methods applicable to the health sciences, as well as the communication techniques applicable to human diet and nutrition.
    • 7:Understand the basis and foundations of human diet and nutrition.
    • 8:Acquire teamworking skills as a uni-, multi- or inter-disciplinary unit with professionals and other personnel related to the diagnostic assessment and treatment of diet and nutrition.
    • 9:Understand the Spanish health care system and the basic factors related to the management of health care services, basically those related to nutrition.
    • 10:Describe the anthropological foundations of human diet. Describe and justify the cultural and social inequalities that can affect eating habits.

    Food sciences module

    • 11:Identify and classify foodstuffs, food products and food ingredients.
    • 12:Understand their chemical composition, physicochemical properties, nutritional value, bioavailability, organoleptic characteristics and the modifications they undergo as a result of technological and culinary processes.
    • 13:Understand the basic production processes and systems for elaborating, transforming and preserving the main foodstuffs.
    • 14:Understand and apply the basic principles of nutritional and sensorial analysis of foodstuffs.
    • 15:Interpret and handle food composition databases and tables.
    • 16:Understand the microbiology, parasitology and toxicology of foodstuffs.
    • 17:Understand the culinary techniques used to optimise the organoleptic and nutritional qualities of food, compared to traditional gastronomy.

    Hygiene, food safety and quality management module

    • 18:Develop, apply, evaluate and maintain appropriate hygiene, food safety and risk control system practices, applying all legislation in force.
    • 19:Participate in the design, organisation and management of different food services.
    • 20:Collaborate on implanting quality systems.
    • 21:Evaluate, monitor and manage food chain traceability factors.
    • 22:Understand aspects related to the economy and management of foodstuffs companies.
    • 23:Provide scientific and technical advice on food products and their development. Evaluate compliance with said advice.
    • 24:Participate in business teams dealing with social marketing, advertising and health statements.
    • 25:Collaborate with consumer protection in the framework of food safety.

    Nutrition, dietetics and health module

    • 26:Apply Food and Nutritional Sciences to dietary practice.
    • 27:Understand nutrients, their functions and metabolic use.
    • 28:Understand the basics of nutritional balance and its control.
    • 29:Evaluate and calculate nutritional requirements in situations of sickness and health at any stage of the life cycle.
    • 30:Identify the foundations of healthy eating (sufficient, balanced, varied and tailored).
    • 31:Take part in designing total diet studies.
    • 32:Understand, detect early and evaluate quantitative and qualitative deviations of nutritional balance due to excess or deficiency.
    • 33:Plan, implement and interpret the evaluation of the nutritional status of individuals and/or groups, both healthy (in all physiological situations) and ill.
    • 34:Understand the physiopathological illnesses related to nutrition.
    • 35:Identify the dietary-nutritional problems of patients, as well as risk factors and inappropriate practices.
    • 36:Prepare and interpret the dietary history of healthy and ill individuals.
    • 37:Interpret a medical history.
    • 38:Understand and use the terminology used in the health sciences field.
    • 39:Interpret and integrate clinical, biochemical and pharmacological data in the nutritional assessment of the patient and his/her dietary-nutritional treatment.
    • 40:Apply the foundations of clinical nutrition to diet therapy.
    • 41:Plan, implant and evaluate therapeutic diets for individuals and/or groups.
    • 42:Understand hospital organisation and various stages of the food service.
    • 43:Participate in the multidisciplinary team of a Hospital Nutrition Unit.
    • 44:Understand the different techniques and products used for basic and advanced nutritional support.
    • 45:Develop and implement dietetic-nutritional transition plans.
    • 46:Plan and implement dietetic-nutritional education programmes with sick and healthy subjects.
    • 47:Understand clinical pharmacology and the interaction between medicines and nutrients.
    • 48:Master the basic ITC tools used in the field of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics.
    • 49:Understand the legal and ethical limits of dietetic practice.
    • 50:Prescribe specific treatment corresponding to the area of competence of the dietetist-nutritionist.
    • 51:Be able to demonstrate the scientific principles underpinning the intervention of the dietetist-/nutritionist, with their professional activity conditional on the scientific evidence.

    Public health and community nutrition module

    • 52:Understand national and international health care systems, as well as health care policies.
    • 53:Participate in the analysis, planning, intervention and evaluation of epidemiological studies and diet and nutrition intervention programmes in different areas
    • 54:Design and carry out nutritional assessments to identify the diet and nutrition needs of the population, as well as identifying the determining factors of nutritional health.
    • 55:Design, intervene in and implement diet-nutrition education and diet-nutrition training programmes.
    • 56:Collaborate with planning diet-nutrition policies for dietary-nutritional education of the general public.
    • 57:Acquire the capacity to take part in promotion, prevention and protection programmes focused on the community and public health.

    Work experience module

    • 58:Pre-professional work placements, with a final assessment of competences, in hospitals, primary care and social-health centres, community organisations, foodstuff and group catering industries, allowing for the incorporation of professional values and skills associated with the clinical, administrative and public health areas related to human nutrition and dietetics.

General Competences (CG):

    Degree Course Final Project

    • 59:Transversal subject that will be carried out in association with different subjects.

Specific Competences (CE)

  • E1:Understand the anatomy of the human body at different stages of life.
  • E2:Understand the foundations of anatomy and anthropometry.
  • E3:Understand and handle basic laboratory material and techniques related to Human Anatomy.
  • E4:Establish the relationships between the properties of substances and their chemical composition.
  • E5:Acquire basic knowledge of chemical transformations: Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics and chemical balance.
  • E6:Understand the most relevant properties of water and its importance in chemistry and biochemistry, as well as of solutions and colloids.
  • E7:Understand the foundations of chemical kinetics.
  • E8:Understand and characterise the main types of chemical reaction (acid-base, reduction-oxidation, etc.) as well as their main applications.
  • E9:Solve qualitative and quantitative problems concerning fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry.
  • E10:Acquire practical experimentation skills, including the correct handling of reagents and chemical instruments, as well as the assessment of risks involved with laboratory work and proper waste management.
  • E11:Analyse and interpret experimental laboratory results, relating them to the properties and reactivity of organic and inorganic compounds.
  • E12:Communicate effectively, know how to use information and communication technologies, especially those associated with nutrition and habits.
  • E13:Understand, evaluate critically and know how to use information sources related to nutrition, diet, lifestyles and health factors.
  • E14:Capacity to write reports and complete records involved in the professional work of a Dietetist-Nutritionist.
  • E15:Understand the essential elements of the profession of a Dietetist-Nutritionist and carry out one's profession respecting other health care professionals.
  • E16:Describe and justify the cultural and social inequalities that may affect eating habits.
  • E17:Identify the basic psychological processes related with eating behaviour.
  • E18:Integrate the psychological knowledge acquired, in the context of diet and nutrition, and use it in one's professional career, optimising resource management when attending patients, families and/or groups.
  • E19:Acquire psychosocial skills and abilities that allow for the promotion of greater well-being and quality of life in a nutritional context.
  • E20:Base Health Care Science professional intervention on scientific evidence and the resources available.
  • E21:Establish assessment mechanisms, taking into account scientific, technical and quality factors.
  • E22:Understand health care information systems.
  • E23:Apply the methods and procedures required in one's field to identify health problems.
  • E24:Explain the overall sequence for the quantitative and statistical study of the nutritional status and health of a population.
  • E25:Analyse statistical data referring to population studies.
  • E26:Use computer resources to analyse questionnaires and other tools for assessing the nutritional status and health of a population.
  • E27:Interpret and communicate the results of nutritional studies.
  • E28:Establish an empathetic, respectful relationship with the patient/user/client, in accordance with the situation of the individual, health problem and stage of development. Use strategies and skills that allow effective communication with patients/users/clients, families and social groups, as well as expressing their concerns and interests.
  • E29:Develop the profession from a patient/user/client focused approach.
  • E30:Create and interpret dietary histories for sick and healthy individuals.
  • E31:Understand interviewing and counselling strategies to design, intervene and implement dietary-nutritional education and dietetics-nutrition training programmes.
  • E32:Capacity to write reports and complete records involved in the professional work of a Dietetist-Nutritionist.
  • E33:Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, health care and industry professionals and the media, knowing how to use information and communication technologies.
  • E34:Recognise the aims and unique characteristics of industrial food production.
  • E35:Understand the main effects of the application of heat and humidity on the nutritional and organoleptic properties of foodstuffs, give scientific and technical advice on food products and the development of the same. Evaluate compliance with said assessment.
  • E36:Use science to explain certain phenomena that occur in the kitchen.
  • E37:Understand the different sources (bibliographical, Internet, etc.) of information related to food science and technology.
  • E38:Acquire basic knowledge of toxicology and the toxic phenomenon.
  • E39:Know the main databases and sources of information on the toxicological properties of chemical substances.
  • E40:Identify the different types of toxic substances present in foodstuffs and their risks.
  • E41:Evaluate the exposure to a certain chemical substance through diet.
  • E42:Know, understand and apply the process for assessing the toxic risks of chemical substances.
  • E43:Apply the Administrative Process as a management tool for a Diet and Nutrition Service.
  • E44:Acquire the pertinent skills to work in a uni- or multi-disciplinary team made up of professionals and other personnel related to diagnostic assessment and treatment in Dietetics and Nutrition.
  • E45:Understand the basic features of the Spanish Health Care System related to managing health care services, basically those related to nutritional factors.
  • E46:Understand the internal and/or external channels of communication that should be implanted in all organisations so that the Nutrition Service can ensure that all professionals are aware of its projects.
  • E47:Understand the Accreditation systems for the implantation of Quality Circuits.
  • E48:Differentiate between Real Quality and Perceived Quality.
  • E49:Identify and discriminate the different eating behaviour disorders at clinical-diagnostic level.
  • E50:Identify the variables related to eating behaviour disorders from an integrating bio-psycho-social viewpoint.
  • E51:Acquire the psychological knowledge needed to act precisely and reliably in the multidisciplinary prevention, detection, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders.
  • E52:Develop an empathetic and receptive attitude to patients and their contexts when considering the treatment of possible eating disorders.
  • E53:Acquire a basic understanding of research activities, being able to formulate hypotheses, gather and interpret information to solve problems using the scientific method, understanding the importance and limitations of scientific thinking as regards nutrition and health care. Understand and use the terminology used in the health sciences.
  • E54:Understand, evaluate critically and know how to use sources of information related to nutrition, diet, lifestyles and health care factors.
  • E55:Capacity to write reports and complete records involved in the profession work of a Dietetist-Nutritionist.
  • E56:Understand and intervene in the design, implementation and validation of nutritional epidemiological studies, as well as participate in the planning, analysis and evaluation of diet and nutrition intervention programmes in different contexts.
  • E57:Collaborate with the implantation of quality systems.
  • E58:Understand health care information systems.
  • E59:Be able to take part in activities designed to promote health and prevent disorders and illnesses related to nutrition and lifestyle choices, undertaking the diet-nutrition education of the population.
  • E60:Provide the hygiene-health care and diet-nutrition training for staff involved in catering services.
  • E61:Develop one's profession with respect to other health care professionals, acquiring teamworking skills.
  • E62:Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, health care, industrial and media professionals, knowing how to use information and communication technologies, especially those related to nutrition and lifestyle habits.
  • E63:Develop the personal skills needed to carry out nutritional education options in optimum fashion.
  • E64:Design, plan and implement a diet-nutrition programme for both healthy and sick individuals, applying information gathering methods, communication skills and information and communication technologies critically and effectively.
  • E65:Apply one's knowledge of Food Science to analyse, in a real situation, the modifications undergone by foods and food products as a result of technological and culinary processes, and of the production, preparation, transformation and conservation systems that can affect their chemical composition, physicochemical properties, nutritional value, bioavailability and organoleptic qualities.
  • E66:Apply one's knowledge of Nutritional, Dietetics and Health Sciences to design and carry out, in a real situation, for both healthy and sick individuals and taking into account the conditions inherent in the life cycle, the nutritional status dietetic protocol, the interpretation of the nutritional diagnosis, the evaluation of the nutritional aspects of a clinical history and a dietetics action plan.
  • E67:Apply one's knowledge of Nutritional Epidemiology, Public Health and Community Nutrition to design and plan diet and nutrition intervention programmes that incorporate activities for the promotion of health and prevention of disorders and illnesses related with nutrition and life styles. E68. Design and plan a research protocol for health care, nutrition and dietetics, being able to formulate hypotheses, gather and interpret the information needed to solve research problems and acquiring the ability for critical analysis of scientific thinking.
  • E68:Understand the most important properties of water and its importance at biochemical level as a universal solvent and reagent.
  • E69:Understand the structure and function of the different biomolecules and understand their function in biological processes.
  • E70:Recognise and assess the biochemical processes involved in nutrition.
  • E71:Understand the overall design of cell metabolism, the main regulation mechanisms, the principles of thermodynamics and their applications in bioenergetics, the way energy is obtained and the transformations that take place in the intermediate metabolic pathways.

Specific transversal competences of the degree course :

    Foreign language proficiency

    • CT1:Read and understand texts in a foreign language.

    IT and information competences

    • CT2:Show computer and information system skills and abilities.

Specific transversal competences of the degree course:

    Oral and written communication competences

    • CT3:Show oral and written communication skills.

 

CREDITS

 

Subjects in the Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, each worth 6, 7.5 or 9 European ECTS credits, are organised into semesters.  Specifically, students are required to take 30 credits per semester and 60 credits per year, for a total of 240 credits over four academic years.

 

In order to make the course compatible with other activities, students are allowed to take a part-time course consisting of 30 credits per academic year.

 

 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS BY SUBJECT TYPE

 

Subject type

Credits

Core

60

Compulsory

126

Optional

24

Supervised/clinical work experience

21

Final Project

9

Total credits

240

 

 

 

GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME

 

The first year includes core subjects from the Health Sciences related to Human Nutrition.  By taking these subjects, students acquire the core professional skills indicated in Order CIN/730/2009, of the 18th March, which establishes the requisites for authorising officially recognised university degrees which qualify holders for professional practice as Dietitian-Nutritionists.  The first year of studies has been designed in accordance with current legislation and includes 36 ECTS from the discipline of Health Sciences, comprising the subjects Human Anatomy, Biology, Statistics, Physiology, Biochemistry and Psychology, 6 credits from another discipline (Science) and the remaining 18 ECTS to complete the 60 core credits correspond to subject matter designed by the proponents with the following rationale:

Introduction to Health Sciences

The incorporation of a subject such as Introduction to the Health Sciences enables the future graduate of Human Nutrition and Dietetics to locate the discipline within its natural framework of the Health Sciences.  Using a diachronic methodology, the student is familiarised with the conceptual and methodological premises which enable an understanding of the health-illness duality, and a connection is established between human nutrition and dietetics and the other disciplines and specialisations comprising the Health Sciences.  Furthermore, a series of professional skills are developed which provide students with the tools necessary to tackle problems arising from the terminology used in the Health Sciences, and to understand the process of production, dissemination and retrieval of scientific information.  On the basis of this introductory unit and the subject matter it contains, cross-disciplinary skills are developed, such as techniques in scientific practice, which are of great use to the student in the activities and skills addressed in other subjects throughout the degree course.

Food and Culture

As an introductory unit, Food and Culture enables the future graduate in Human Nutrition and Dietetics to understand and analyse the different aspects intrinsic to food and culture, taking a comprehensive and enriching approach which, from a historical perspective, integrates anthropological and social aspects, thus complementing the biological perspective.  Through an analysis of the historical evolution of food strategies and conditioning factors, and the social and cultural meaning of food, students will be able to locate human nutrition and dietetics knowledge in the socio-cultural and historical contexts within which they will need to apply their skills once in professional practice, whilst remaining aware of the determining factors of food and nutrition underlying these aspects.

Interview Techniques and Nutritional Advice

Communication with patients and their families is one of the basic factors in satisfaction with health care.  This aspect is systematically undervalued in studies of perceptions of quality of health care.

Satisfaction with communication is an end in itself, and the scientific literature has consistently demonstrated that this is a fundamental determinant of patient compliance with health advice, and improves intuition and clinical diagnosis.

 

This unit has been taught as an optional course for many years on the degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Alicante, and is very popular with students, who have recommended that as part of the reform it should become an obligatory subject.  The course develops student attitudes and skills in interviewing and communication, consolidated over the following academic years.

In the second year, knowledge and handling of food, ingredients and food products are studied in greater depth.  Also addressed are the issues of food processing and transformation, food safety, hazard control and quality management of the entire process, with the aim of protecting the consumer. At the end of the second year, students are introduced to the Science of Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, initially through a study of the healthy individual, introducing the student to an understanding of nutritional needs throughout the life cycle and identifying the bases of a healthy diet.  At the beginning of the third year, the course continues to examine subject matter related to the Science of Nutrition, Dietetics and Health. Nutritional needs in specific circumstances are addressed, studying a dietetic approach to health problems, knowledge of clinical pharmacology and the interactions between pharmaceuticals and nutrients in greater depth.  Specialisation is possible in the final year.  Students are provided with two basic tools for integrating professional skills: the basics which will enable students to base their practice on scientific evidence, and tools for intervention in the health of the population through nutritional education.  The legal and ethical limits of dietetic practice are also addressed.   At the end of their studies, students will have obtained sufficient maturity to choose between the different optional routes offered, and to study different nutritional scenarios in greater depth.  Optional subjects have been structured around four routes, containing three subjects each: Sports nutrition, food quality, food, nutrition and population, and lastly, new demands in nutrition and special circumstances.   

The remaining 6 optional credits can be chosen from among the subjects corresponding to the other routes.

All these subjects will enable the student to prepare the final project, and facilitate the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Prior to evaluation for the final project, the student must provide evidence of ability in a foreign language.  Among other forms of accreditation, the minimum necessary requirement at the University of Alicante is to have attained level B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages, and this requirement may be raised in the future.

 

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS AND ROUTES

 

Optional subjects have been structured around four routes, containing three subjects each: Sports nutrition, food quality, food, nutrition and population, and lastly, new demands in nutrition and special circumstances.

The remaining 6 optional credits can be chosen from among the subjects corresponding to the other routes.

 

SUBJECTS

TYPE

ECTS

SEMESTER

 

ROUTE 1: Sports nutrition

Nutrition in physical activity and sport

OP

6

7

Planning sports diets

OP

6

7

Cineanthropometry and body composition

OP

6

7

ROUTE 2: Food, nutrition and population

Food and nutritional transition

OP

6

7

Gastronomy, culinary traditions and health

OP

6

7

Community participation and responsible consumption

OP

6

7

ROUTE 3: New demands in nutrition and special circumstances

Nutrition and dietetics in people with physical or mental disability, rare diseases, and other special circumstances

OP

6

7

Weight control, body image and quality of life

OP

6

7

Natural medicines and phytotherapy

OP

6

7

ROUTE 4: Food quality

Chemical control of food quality

OP

6

7

Chemical analysis of food

OP

6

7

Developing new food products

OP

6

7

 

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

Students who study an undergraduate degree at the University of Alicante must confirm a minimum level of B1 in a foreign language (a B2 is recommended) in order to obtain the diploma.  

The required language level is in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

The language accreditation requirement can be obtained previously or at any time during university studies. However, the language requirement will be necessary in order to be able to assess the final year project.

The different forms of obtaining such language requirement can be consulted in the additional information in this section.  

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LANGUAGE TEACHING COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE

Students who want to have a career in non-university teaching when they finish their studies are recommended to obtain the teaching competence certificate (Valencian and/or foreign languages).

This certificate can be obtained by taking specific itineraries in your university studies or by taking the UA teaching competence course in Valencian, German, French and English.

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FINAL YEAR PROJECT (TFG)

All the official undergraduate degrees must be completed by preparing and defending a final year project, which must be done in the final phase of the studies and be aimed at the assessment of competences associated to the degree.

The final year project must be an original, independent and personal work. The elaboration of it may by individual or coordinated. Each student will prepare this project under the supervision of a tutor, allowing students to show the received training content in an integrated many, as well as the acquired competences associated to the undergraduate degree.

In order to register in the final year project, students must comply with the requirements established in the “Regulations for continuation studies for students registered in undergraduate degrees at the University of Alicante”. Among the requirements established to be able to register in the final year project, a minimum of 168 credits must be passed in undergraduate degrees with a total of 240 credits, and a minimum of 228 credits in undergraduate degrees with a total of 300 credits or more.

In order for the final year project to be assessed, a B1 level of a foreign language (B2 is recommended) must be confirmed.

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Access routes

Procedure for applying for admission

Number of places and court notes

 

ACCESS ROUTES

 

Admission to this degree course is open to any applicant who meets one of the following entrance requirements:

1. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (Selection Examination). Although admission will be granted for all high school diploma disciplinary routes, it is recommended that applicants have studied the following disciplinary routes: Science and Technology.

Applicants’ admission grades for this course can be improved by taking the corresponding specific subject paper in the university entrance examination.  Papers for specific subjects with their corresponding weightings can be consulted in the table below.

 

High School Diploma Subjects

Parámetros de ponderación
Análisis Musical II Biología Ciencias de la Tierra y Medioambientales Dibujo Artístico II Dibujo Técnico II Diseño Economía de la Empresa Electrotecnia Física Geografía Griego Historia de la Música y de la Danza  Historia del Arte Latín Lenguaje y Práctica Musical Literatura Universal Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales II Matemáticas II Química Técnicas de Expresión Gráfico Plásticas Tecnología Industrial II

Academic Years 2010-11

2011-12

0.1                                          
0.2
x
x

x       x
                x
x
   

Academic Years

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

 
0.1

x


     
               

   
0.2    x
     
   x                 x
 x    

Academic Year

2015-16

0.1                                          
0.2    x  x    x        x                  x  x    

 2. PREVIOUS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURES WITH OR WITHOUT UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION: 

Applicants who have passed the previous entrance examination, or applicants who have not passed the previous entrance examination but hold one of the following qualifications: LOGSE high school diploma, COU, Pre-university course certificate, or any other qualification equivalent to the high school diploma, may take the new entrance examination.

Applicants who have passed the previous entrance examination may take a specific subject paper in order to improve their admission grade, but must still take the general examination.  Applicants who have not passed the entrance examination must take the general examination and may, if they wish, take the specific subject paper in order to improve their admission grade.

For specific subjects, the weightings indicated in the previous section must be taken into account.

3. VOCATIONAL TRAINING: Qualifications in Advanced Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design or Advanced Technician in Sports: admission is granted for any vocational area.

Applicants’ admission grades for this course can be improved by taking the corresponding specific subject paper in the university entrance examination.  Papers for specific subjects with their corresponding weightings can be consulted in the table 1.

4. STUDENTS FROM EUROPEAN UNION EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS OR OTHER STATES WITH WHICH SPAIN HAS A RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT.  AN ACCESS CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED, issued by the UNED (Spanish National University for Distance Education). Applicants may take the specific subject paper in order to improve their admission grade.  They may also take the complete university entrance examination.

5. STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN EDUCATION SYSTEMS, FOLLOWING APPLICATION FOR HOMOLOGATION OF THEIR ORIGINAL HIGH SHCHOOL DIPLOMA WITH THE SPANISH HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION ORGANISED BY THE UNED.

6. ADMISSION FOR APPLICANTS OVER 25 YEARS OF AGE Specific university entrance examination.  From the total places offered, a minimum of 2% are reserved.  Preference is given to Health Sciences. + info

7. ADMISSION FOR APPLICANTS OVER 40 YEARS OF AGE who do not hold academic qualifications but have accredited work and professional experience in accordance with accreditation criteria and the work and professional experience concerned.  An interview will be held.  A series of places are reserved for applicants over 40  years of age, of between 1% and 3% of the total places offered.  +info 

8. ADMISSION FOR APPLICANTS OVER 45 YEARS OF AGE. Specific university entrance examination.  This access route is open to applicants who do not hold a qualification which would qualify them for admission by another route, and who cannot accredit work and professional experience.  A series of places are reserved for applicants over 45 years of age, of between 1% and 3% of the total places offered. + info

9. UNIVERSITY DEGREES OR EQUIVALENT. 3% of the total places offered are reserved.


PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION: PRE-ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION

  • Anticipated number of places offered during the first pre-enrolment session: 100 
  • In order to apply for a place, the procedure and pre-enrolment periods established each year must be observed.  It is normally necessary to pre-enrol, and two pre-enrolment periods are established for this.  The first period, or phase A is held in mid-June and the second, or phase B, is held in mid-September.  During the second period, places may only be applied for on courses which have not been filled following phase A.  Places are awarded on the basis of the preferences, criteria and reserve quotas established by current legislation. Information concerning the application procedure  (Pre-enrolment).
  • Applicants admitted to a course must formally register within the timescale established annually in the enrolment calendar (usually at the end of July and the end of September). Registration Information.


NUMBER OF PLACES AND COURT NOTES

 

COURSES

NUMBER OF PLACES

COURT NOTES

GENERAL

OVER

25

OVER

40

OVER

45

GRADUATES

SPORTPEOPLE

DISABLED

2010-11

100

8,910

8,280

---

5,000

7,790

7,400

8,160

2011-12

100

8,500

8,585

---

6,850

7,740

---

---

2012-13

100

8,741

7,760

---

7,713

7,900

---

---

2013-14

100

8,158

7,503

---

5,000

7,810

---

5,000

2014-15

100

8,700

6,795

---

---

7,430

---

5,000

2015-16

100

8,694

6,495

---

5,160

7,780

---

6,622

2016-17

100

9,119

7,650

---

---

8,050

---

5,000

 
  • "Court notes" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June.
  • The definitive notes can be inferior to the here collected.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILES

 

Regulated profession for professional practice as:

–Dietitian Nutritionist

 

 

IMPLEMENTATION TIMESCALE

 

TIMESCALE

Academic year

Implementation of the new Degree  in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Phasing out of the Degree /Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

2010-11

1st Academic year

1st year Human Nutrition and Dietetics

2011-12

2nd Academic year

2nd year Human Nutrition and Dietetics

2012-13

3rd Academic year

3rd year Human Nutrition and Dietetics

2013-14

4th Academic year

 

Bridging course

It is envisaged that implementation of the Bridging Course enabling diploma holders to obtain a Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics will begin in the academic year 2010-2011, and will be offered until academic year 2012-2013.

 

 

CREDIT EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN PREVIOUS COURSES AND THE NEW COURSE PROGRAMME

 

Academic year

Code

Previous Subjects

New Subjects

ECTS

1st

9636

Structure and Function of the Human Body

Anatomy

6

1st

9636

Structure and Function of the Human Body

Physiology

6

2nd

9641

Nutritional Physiology

3rd

9639

Toxicology

Biology

6

Chemical and Biological Food Hazards

6

1st

9642

Applied Chemistry

Applied Chemistry

6

 2nd

9643 

 Public Health

Introduction to Health Sciences

6

2nd

9645

Clinical Nutrition

1st

9626

Food and Culture

Food and Culture

6

1st

9627

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

6

 1st

9626 

 Food and Culture

Psychology

6

1st

9647

Eating Disorders

1st

9649

Biostatistics Applied to Nutrition

Biostatistics

6

3rd

 

9633

 

Dietotherapy I

 

Interview Techniques and Nutritional Advice

6

Opt.

9657

Interview Techniques and Nutritional Advice

Interview Techniques and Nutritional Advice

6

2nd

9641

Nutritional Physiology

Nutritional Physiology and Physiopathology

7,5

2nd

9637

Physiopathology

2nd

9628

Bromatology

Descriptive Bromatology

6

3rd

9644

Culinary Technology

Culinary Science and Technology

6

3rd

9629

Food Technology

Food Technology

6

1st

9638

Food Hygiene

Food Hygiene

9

3rd

9635

Food Economics and Management

Quality Control

6

1st

9640

Basic Nutrition

Basics of Nutrition and Dietetics

7,5

2nd

9631

General Dietetics

1st

9650

Gerontology

Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle

6

2nd

9632

Diet Design and Planning

2nd

9646

Pharmacology and Metabolic Disruption

Dietotherapy and Pharmacology

9

3rd

9633

Dietotherapy I

3rd

9634

Dietotherapy II

1st

9647

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

6

2nd

9643

Public Health

Public Health

6

 2nd

 9643

Public Health

Nutritional Epidemiology

6

3rd

9648

Community Nutrition

Community Nutrition

6

3rd

9630

Professional Code of Conduct

Bioethics and the Law

6

2nd

9645

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition I

6

2nd

9645

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition II

6

3rd

9648

Community Nutrition

Nutrition Education

6

 

 

 

Methodology of Evidence-Based Research and Practice

9

Opt. 

 

 Optional

Optional

6

 

 

 

Optional Route

18

 

 

 

Work Experience

21

 

 

 

Work Experience: Final Project

9

 

Those students who do not wish to adapt their studies to the Degree course are entitled to four official examination periods in the two academic years following the phasing out of teaching on the Diploma course.  Once these examination periods have terminated, those students who have not successfully completed the course and wish to continue their studies will be required to take the Degree course, according to the established system of credit equivalence.

A Bridging Course will be established for holders of the Diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Nursing University College of Alicante.

Students who have completed the Diploma will be assigned 183 ECTS credits towards the Degree course.

Optional subjects successfully completed on the Diploma course will be recognised as optional credits on the Degree course.

 

DEGREE IN HUMAN NUTRITION & DIETETICS. SYLLABUS SUMMARY

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