Objectives and competences

This master's degree enables students to gain knowledge of the main interactions that can occur between foods and drugs, their mechanisms and their consequences, and elements of criteria for decision-making regarding measures that should be taken in the case of an interaction, considering the magnitude of its clinical effect and the degree of evidence and coherence with the studies that are described.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateLifelong learning master's degree certificate
Faculty or schoolInstitut de Formació Contínua IL3
Branch of knowledge
  • Physiotherapy, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, optics and optometry, and speech therapy
Mode of deliveryDistance
Length of course2 academic years
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 2.130,00 €
Second year: 2.130,00 €
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:04/04/2024
Master's degree course homepage https://www.il3.ub.edu/ca/master-nutricio-salut-aliment-medicament
ManagmentVidal Carou, M. Carmen
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:No

Objectives and competences


- To understand the basic elements and principal objectives of therapeutic intervention criteria and the various therapeutic and preventive strategies for the most prevalent pathologies in our society.
- To understand the main interactions, mechanisms and consequences of mixing food and drugs.
- To establish the criteria to make decisions in relation to the measures to be taken in case of drug interaction, bearing in mind the importance of its clinical effect and the degree of evidence and consistency of the studies that describe those measures.
- To examine interactions between medicinal plants and drugs.
- To examine how the reactions to a drug are monitored for possible side effects in pharmacological treatments, focusing particularly on adverse or unexpected effects related to food interactions.
- To acquire new knowledge to guide the choice of pharmacological courses of treatment adapted to the characteristics of the target population: vegetarians, pregnant women, elderly people, smokers, etc.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Health science graduates: biology, physical activity and sports sciences, nursing, physiotherapy, biomedicine, medicine, human nutrition and dietetics, dentistry, podiatry, psychology, veterinary sciences and other university degrees in this group.

Access requirements and conditions


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131

08018 - Barcelona
Email address:info@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:93 403 96 96
Observations:Online learning

For further enquiries

Address:Instituto Forymat
C. de la Princesa, 41

28008 - Madrid
Email address:admision@il3.ub.edu
Telephone:91 559 27 86
Observations:Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m., and Friday, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.