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Dietistica (Abilitante alla Professione Sanitaria di Dietista)

Tuition fee €4,500.00 per year

Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
If non-EU students come from a family with limited financial resource, they can choose to have their tuition fee calculated according to their family income (from €156,00 to €3.985,00 per year).
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Application fee €60.00 one-time
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The degree course in “Dietistica” forms health workers.
The main objective of the course is the training of a graduate professional with specific skills and knowledge in the field of dietetics and more generally of human nutrition.
The degree program aims to provide a university-level training characterized by an overview of the various problems related to nutrition in both physiological and pathological conditions. The training program provides the acquisition of a solid scientific basis for interventions aimed at prevention and therapy.
The course is divided into six semesters for a total of 180 credits.
In the first semester, in order to guarantee a solid basic preparation and an interdisciplinary methodology, common courses are given to classes belonging to the third class of medical degrees. Subsequently, the specific characterizing subjects of the profession and the related integrative subjects are discussed.
The dietician must be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of all disciplines of dietetics: biochemistry, physiology, human nutrition, hygiene, applied dietetic technical science, know the main metabolisms, the role of nutrients and the metabolic complications that arise in the most common pathologies, know how the patients are examined to manage the therapy in an integrated way even within an interdisciplinary team, know the nutritional and functional properties of traditional foods and new foods, the production and distribution systems of restaurant services, know the basics of current legislation and the hygiene and food production procedure, understanding how eating habits can be influenced by culture, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, economic situation and psychopathological profile and how to correctly set up food education in the various population groups, as well as assimilate and critically evaluate new concepts in order to initiate and promote changes in the exercise of the profession.
These objectives are achieved through a theoretical practical training organized with lectures, interactive lessons (simulations and case discussions, role-playing games) and internship activities.
As part of the internship, students are followed and stimulated by tutors belonging to the professional profile of the dietician. Under the guidance of the tutor, they progressively learn their professional skills until they reach complete independence.

Programme structure

Study plan and further information are available at this link

Career opportunities

The dietician finds employment in public or private structures, in dependency or professional freelance statuses.

Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application start
Jul 3, 2019
Application deadline
Aug 25, 2019 23:59
UTC time
Studies commence
Sep 30, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States