Dietetics  Dietistica

General information

Classification of Scholarly Field L/SNT3 Health professions for technical assistance
Application and Admission Limited enrolment with admission test. How to apply
Course Duration 3 years
Course Attendance Mandatory
Course Language Italian
Course Location Azienda Ospedaliera S. Paolo - via A. di Rudinì 8 - via Beldiletto 1/3 - Milano
Didactic Centre, Città Studi - Milano
Head of Studies Massimo Zuin
Course Website Programme Description (Italian text)

Course Objectives

Dietetics graduates are healthcare operators qualified to carry out all activities connected with the correct application of diet, including educational aspects and the joint implementation of food policies in accordance with existing laws.

Dietetics graduates organise and coordinate specific activities relating to food in general and, in particular, dietetics.

They work with the bodies responsible for the maintenance of hygiene in the food service; draw up, formulate and implement diets prescribed by a doctor and check they are accepted by the patient; and work with other professionals to provide multidisciplinary treatments for eating disorders.

They research and draw up food rations designed to satisfy the nutritional requirements of population groups, and organise food services for sick and healthy communities.

They provide educational and informative initiatives geared at informing people about correct dietary principles, so as to foster the recovery and maintenance the good health of the individual, the community and population groups.

Career and Employment

Dietetics graduates can work in the following fields:

  • clinical nutrition, dietology and hospital pharmacy services in public and private hospitals
  • meal and canteen services for schools, communities, industries, and other establishments
  • community outpatient services under the health system offering hygiene, food and nutrition education and dietary assistance in the home
  • the planning and organisation of initiatives, also educational, in the food and nutrition sector
  • industries in the food sector.