Malnutrition and food security influence the health, survival and development capacity of populations. This course addresses key nutritional challenges and approaches to improving nutritional status that apply at the domestic, community, national and international levels. We will explore the extent to which malnutrition can be prevented or reduced through targeted public and private sector interventions in low- and middle-income countries, as well as interventions targeting vulnerable populations in high-income countries.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university diploma
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Branch of knowledge
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Agricultural sciences and food technology
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionEnglish
Enrolment fee:First year: 525,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:20/03/2023
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ManagmentCasamitjana Badia , Núria
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- To understand the main nutritional problems with an impact on health, survival and the development potential of populations in developing countries.
- To acquire a general understanding of nutritional status at a family, community, national and international level, exploring how malnutrition can be prevented or reduced in the absence of sufficient economic development through public and private intervention.
- To understand current challenges in food safety.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Students and professionals with experience, training or a general interest in the main challenges of nutrition and food safety, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.



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Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut UB
C/ Casanova 143
Campus Clínic
08036 - Barcelona
Telephone:+34 686 835 185
Observations:de dilluns a divendres, de 9:00 a 18:00 (horari d'oficina).

For further enquiries

Address:Yolanda Amat
C/ Rosselló 132, 7a

08036 - Barcelona
Telephone:+34 686 835 185
Observations:de dilluns a divendres, de 9:00 a 18:00 (horari d'oficina).