Objectives and competences

This postgraduate course explores the most important factors linking nutrition and cancer and trains students to assess the nutritional status of oncology patients. At the same time, it enables students to gain knowledge of various types of cancer and the side effects of treatments that could affect nutritional state. In addition, you will address the nutrition of people with cancer in the various stages of life and you will learn communication skills for the emotional approach of the patient and you will acquire digital skills to communicate efficiently in digital environments.

This postgraduate course forms part of the master's degree or postgraduate degree

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateSpecialization diploma
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 course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionSpanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 3.000,00 €
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:04/11/2024
Master's degree course homepage https://www.il3.ub.edu/ca/master-nutricio-clinica-oncologica
ManagmentGiribés Veiga, Miguel
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 know how to identify and share with the patient and health professional the bases of healthy nutrition.
- To know how to detect nutritional risk in the different stages of the disease.
- To be able to carry out a complete nutritional assessment.
- Learn the tools of the diet record and the assessment of nutritional requirements of cancer patients.
- To know how to draw up a personalized nutrition plan.
- To be able to adapt dietary and nutritional advice to the various stages of the disease.
- To know how to draw up a nutrition education plan.
- To learn the impact of new treatments on nutritional state and how to combat adverse effects.
- To know how to differentiate evidence-based nutritional advice from food myths.
- To learn about palliative care and the ethical code for treating terminal patients.
- To develop digital competences for research and telemedicine platforms.
- To develop an enterprising spirit to undertake projects, plan processes and design new circuits of action.
-To know how to communicate appropriately in each situation and phase of the disease.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

- University graduates in human nutrition and dietetics, nursing, medicine and pediatrics, in the fields of primary and hospital care.
- Other professionals with a suitable profile with an interest in applying knowledge of this field. Each case will be considered individually.

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.


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:93 309 36 54

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:de dilluns a dijous, de 9:30 a 20:30, i divendres, de 9:30 a 18:30.