Studente osserva al telescopio
A.Y. 2019/2020
L/SNT3 - Professioni sanitarie tecniche (EN)
Limited enrollment with admission test
Course location

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.

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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.


Courses list

Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Chemistry, and food science and technology 8 80 Italian
- Chimica degli alimenti4
- Scienze e tecnologie alimentari4
Physical science, informatics, statistics and radiation protection 10 100 Italian
- Diagnostica per immagini e radioterapia1
- Fisica applicata4
- Informatica1
- Statistica medica4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Basic biological and morphological sciences 6 60 Italian
- Anatomia umana3
- Biologia applicata2
- Istologia1
Biological chemistry 6 60 Italian
Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry 4 40 Italian
Informatics 3 18 Italian
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
General pathology, immunology and medical genetics 6 60 Italian
- Genetica medica1
- Patologia generale e immunologia5
Internship (year 1) 5 100 Italian
Microbiology and hygiene 6 60 Italian
- Igiene generale e applicata4
- Microbiologia e microbiologia clinica2
Nutritional physiology 6 60 Italian
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
English assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Internship (year 2) 25 500 Italian
Principles of dietetics and assessment of nutritional status 8 80 Italian
- Accertamento dello stato nutrizionale4
- Principi di dietetica4
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Maternal and child medicine 4 40 Italian
- Ginecologia e ostetricia1
- Neuropsichiatria infantile1
- Pediatria generale e specialistica2
Pharmacology and clinical biochemistry 5 50 Italian
- Biochimica clinica e biologia molecolare clinica2
- Farmacologia3
Psycopedagogy psychopedagogy and economic statistics economic statistal science 6 60 Italian
- Economia applicata2
- Pedagogia generale e sociale1
- Psicologia generale1
- Statistica per la ricerca sperimentale e tecnologica2
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Community nutrition 4 40 Italian
- Educazione Sanitaria1
- Nutrizione della collettività3
Medical sciences 5 50 Italian
- Gastroenterologia1
- Malattie apparato cardiovascolare1
- Medicina interna2
- Nefrologia1
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Internship (year 3) 30 750 Italian
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Forensic medicine and ethical principles 1 10 Italian
Medical science specialties 1 4 40 Italian
- Neurologia1
- Psichiatria1
- Psicologia clinica2
Medical science specialties 2 4 40 Italian
- Chirurgia generale1
- Endocrinologia1
- Malattie odontostomatologiche1
- Oncologia medica1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
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
Specialist diet therapy 4 40 Italian
Conclusive activities
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language
Final test 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 3 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
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:

More info at: Fees - current academic year

Scholarships and benefits

L’Ateneo fornisce inoltre una serie di agevolazioni economiche a favore dei propri studenti con requisiti particolari (merito, condizioni economiche o personali, studenti internazionali) come:

First year enrolment:
Limited enrollment with admission test

Places available: 26 plus 3 reserved to extra UE students
Call for applications is going to be published.
Application period: from 07-15-2019 to 08-28-2019
Admission Test date and location: 11/09/2019 08:30
Enrolment period: from 10-22-2019 to 10-22-2019
Please note:
L'area di svolgimento del test è indicata per ogni candidato nella ricevuta della domanda di ammissione. Eventuali variazioni saranno comunicate via e-mail.