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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Bachelor | 8 Semesters | 240 ECTS
National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
02- Biology and Geology
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).
Have completed a total of 240 ECTS
A degree in Nutrition Sciences aims to trainning professionals with a solid scientific knowledge in basic health sciences (chemical and biological areas), social and behavioural sciences, and specifically in nutrition sciences with the ultimate goal of promoting the health of individuals and populations.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The students should knowing how to apply food schemes to different situations, understanding the influence of production, processing and cooking on nutritional value and to be able to participate in the planning/implementation of food policies and nutritional promoting public health. All the above mentioned parameters are according to a consensus document elaborated by some Portuguese universities (Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e Alimentação da Universidade do Porto, Instituto Superior de Ciências da Saúde Sul, Universidade Atlântica) and profissional associations (Associação Portuguesa de Nutricionistas e Associação dos Profissionais de Nutrição e Engenharia Alimentar). This undergraduate programmes intend to provide students with the defined skill in the consensus document enabling them to exercise their profession alone or integrated in multidisciplinary teams.
Equipments and venues
Rebuilt recently as the 2nd phase of development in the master plan for future construction south of the existing buildings, the health sciences areas provide the state of art facilities and space necessary for instruction and research. the space occupies new classrooms and laboratories in 4 main elements, one shared support laboratory space, new analytical and biomedical equipment, proper meeting spaces, a library, dedicated computer rooms, auditorium and capacity for teleconferencing.
Analytical testing and pilot Scale Formulation Equipment are dominant. ULHT/FCTS is in the processof acquisition of especially designed nanotecnology equipment. Our experience in sub-micron and nano tools, at the early stage tool development and prototyping lead to recent investment in updated technology whichalong with the requisite high level of pharmaceutical quality standard provides the complete skill set for supervising R&D projects which are focused on core health technologies, either dermatologically, nutritionally or therapeutically targeted.
Terapia e reabilitação | Saúde | Saúde e protecção social