Objectives and competences

This course, which is part of the Food Studies and Gastronomy Programme, will address the science of nutrients as a cause or prevention of disease, as the basis of a healthy and sustainable diet and as a factor with diverse types of
impact on human health.

Students will work on an evidence-based dietary model designed to help people eat better to improve their health. Among the topics to be covered
will be obesity, a health problem that is becoming increasingly prevalent among young people and university students.

The course is intended for American university students within the framework of internationalization credits.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Farmàcia i Ciències de l'Alimentació
Branch of knowledge
  • Physiotherapy, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, optics and optometry, and speech therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Biomedical sciences
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 850,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:15/01/2024
Master's degree course homepage www.ub.edu/portal/web/farmacia/secretaria
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Yes

Objectives and competences


In this course, we will focus on the science of nutrients as cause and prevention of diet-related diseases and their impact on human health. We will learn how to eat to support our health, based on science.
Objective 1.The science of nutrients and its impact on Human Health: the case of Obesity. Objective 2. Health supporting-eating based on science.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Students from U.S. universities on credit-earning study abroad programmes through intermediary organizations such as IES ABROAD.

- In exceptional circumstances, places may be filled by national and international students who have proof of a high level of English.

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

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 586
Pati de Lletres
08007 - Barcelona
Email address:fil-secretaria@ub.edu
Telephone:93 4035558
Observations:Josep Carner Building 93 403 5587)

For further enquiries

Joan XXIII 27-31

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:
Telephone:93 4021314

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