Health / Bachelor's degree programme
Dietetics

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaHealth
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

Presentation

The three-year degree programme in Dietetics trains the Dietician healthcare operator, who promotes the health and well-being of the person through proper nutrition, both for healthy individuals and communities, and for sick people. The programme provides skills related to dietetics and nutrition in the preventive and clinical fields, catering and research. The integration of knowledge and practical experience allows the optimal training of the Dietician, who can practice the profession both in the healthcare field and in other fields.

Course content

The study of bio-medical disciplines allows the understanding of the physiological and pathological processes concerning nutrition and dietetics. The knowledge of the psycho-pedagogical principles make graduates skilled in food education and in building a therapeutic alliance. The medical-clinical, deontological, legislative teachings and the internship allow students to acquire specific skills in clinical nutrition and dietotherapy. The job-oriented internship with tutors is compulsory for the three years of the programme. Students passing the final degree examination are awarded the Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics and register in the Order TSRM-PSTRP, being qualified for the profession of Dietician.

Career options

The Dietician is the healthcare professional skilled in all activities aimed at correctly applying nutrition and dietotherapy to healthy and ill people. In the clinical field, Dieticians process and formulate the personalised diets that doctors prescribe to patients, monitoring their implementation and effectiveness; they collaborate to the treatment of eating disorders; process the composition of food rations and menus to meet the nutritional needs of population groups; take care of catering services (canteens, residential facilities); carry out educational activities to promote proper lifestyles; carry out research activities. Dieticians carry out their profession independently and in a responsible manner, working as self-employed professionals or employees, in healthcare (clinics, hospitals) and non-healthcare facilities (local authorities, catering companies, food industries, schools, sports centres), both public and private. The Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics enables students to access the Master's Degree Programme in Health professions for technical assistance (Class LM/SNT-3) and in Nutrition (Class LM-61), Specialisation Programmes and Vocational Master Programmes (1st level).

After the degree

Bachelor's Degree

More information

Course Director
prof. Marco Bertolotti
e-mail marco.bertolotti@unimore.it
Tutor
dott.ssa Silvia Raggi
e-mail cdl_dietistica@unimore.it, silvia.raggi@unimore.it

The course is managed by the Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences