Dietetics

Studente osserva al telescopio
Bachelor
A.Y. 2020/2021
L/SNT3 - Health professions for technical assistance
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrollment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano
Language
Italian

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. 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.

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.

Application and admissions: Limited enrolment with admission test.

English language

Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.

Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.

Within the Erasmus programme, Dietetics students have the possibility of carrying out a period of study abroad that will be recognized by the University of Milan as part of their curriculum.

During this period, 2nd and 3rd year students can attend courses and carry out professional training or prepare their degree thesis.
The study or thesis programme to be carried out abroad shall be agreed before departure with the teacher in charge or the Erasmus offices of the Degree Programme, and described in detail in a document (Learning Agreement) to be approved by the University of Milan and the host university.
Our partner universities are world-class institutions such as the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), the Instituto Politècnico de Bragança (Portugal) and the Istanbul Gelisim University (Turkey).

Students carrying out educational activities abroad will earn 60 credits for a period of one year, 30 for 6 months and 20 for three months.
For the purposes of recognition, Erasmus students must complete the entire training programme indicated in the Learning Agreement and earn at least 70% of the credits stated in the document.

The Erasmus experience is not just a chance for cultural exchange and language learning, it is also a way of creating long-lasting international collaborations that can open up professional opportunities in Italy and abroad.

Mandatory

Courses list

year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Food chemistry, science, and technology 8 80 Italian AGR/15
- Food science and technology4
- Nutritional chemistry4
Physics informatics and statistics 8 80 Italian FIS/07 INF/01 MED/01
- Applied physics4
- Informatics1
- Medical statistics3
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic biological and morphological sciences 6 60 Italian BIO/13 BIO/16 BIO/17
- Experimental biology2
- Histology1
- Human anatomy3
Biological chemistry 6 60 Italian BIO/10
Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry 3 30 Italian BIO/10
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
General pathology, immunology and medical genetics 6 60 Italian MED/03 MED/04
- General pathology and immunology5
- Medical genetics1
Internship (year 1) 5 100 Italian MED/49
Microbiology and hygiene 5 50 Italian MED/07 MED/42
- Hygiene and public health3
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology2
Nutritional physiology 6 60 Italian BIO/09
Undefined
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Computer Science Course 3 30 Italian INF/01
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
be activated by the A.Y. 2021/2022
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship (year 2) 25 500 Italian MED/49
Maternal and child medicine 5 50 Italian MED/38 MED/39 MED/40 MED/49
- Child neuropsychiatry1
- Dietetics for expectant mothers and infants/youth1
- General and subspecialty paediatrics2
- Obstetrics and gynaecology1
Principles of dietetics and assessment of nutritional status 8 80 Italian MED/49
- Assessment of nutritional status4
- Principles of dietetics4
Psycopedagogy science 4 40 Italian M-PED/01 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08
- Clinical psychology2
- General psychology1
- Theories and science of education and social education1
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Pharmacology, Clinical biochemistry and Diagnostic imaging 6 60 Italian BIO/12 BIO/14 MED/36
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology2
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
- Pharmacology3
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Community nutrition 4 40 Italian MED/49
- Community nutrition3
- Patient Education1
Medical science specialties 1 5 50 Italian MED/09 MED/11 MED/49
- Applied dietotherapy 12
- Cardiovascular diseases1
- Internal medicine2
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
be activated by the A.Y. 2022/2023
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Internship (year 3) 30 750 Italian MED/49
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Forensic medicine and ethical principles 1 10 Italian
Medical science specialties 2 4 40 Italian MED/13 MED/25 MED/26 MED/28
- Endocrinology1
- Neurology1
- Oral diseases and dentistry1
- Psychiatry1
Medical science specialties 3 4 40 Italian MED/06 MED/18 MED/49
- Applied dietotherapy 32
- Oncology1
- Surgery1
Medical science specialties 4 4 40 Italian MED/12 MED/14 MED/49
- Applied dietotherapy 22
- Gastroenterology1
- Nephrology1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Health and food legislation 1 10 Italian
Methodsand teachings of motor skills activity 1 10 Italian
Professional laboratory of applied food technology 3 30 Italian
Statistics for research and economics 4 30 Italian SECS-P/06 SECS-S/02
- Applied economics2
- Statistics for experimental and technological research2
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final test 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Location
Milano
Course locations
L'attività didattica relativa al Corso di Laurea in Dietistica è svolta presso le strutture didattiche dell'area di Città Studi, e presso altre strutture a disposizione della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, comprese quelle poste a disposizione della Facoltà in regime convenzionale da parte delle Strutture Sanitarie, sia pubbliche sia private. I Dipartimenti della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, nonché i servizi di dietologia, alimentazione, e nutrizione clinica di strutture sanitarie e non sanitarie convenzionate, dotati di moderne attrezzature tecnico-scientifiche e di ampie competenze in campo nutrizionale ed alimentaristico, sono altresì utilizzati per la formazione professionalizzante e lo svolgimento di tirocini e attività attinenti la prova finale di Laurea.
Fees, scholarships and benefits

University fees

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:

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Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including: