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INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN NUTRITION, CHRONIC DISEASES AND HEALTHY AGEING

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Introduction

The master's degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition, Chronic Diseases and Healthy Ageing of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, is designed and taught by professionals with experience in healthcare and by experts in business innovation. It covers the most innovative aspects of the relationship between nutrition and lifestyles, the most common chronic diseases, and healthy ageing. In addition, it promotes innovation and entrepreneurship in the food sector.

Worldwide, there is growing concern about all nutrition and health-related topics. In the coming years, more expert professionals are likely be needed to care for patients in aspects related to nutrition and lifestyle. There is also a need for skills based on the research and development of health and non-health products, and to establish professionals in companies to market these products.

Students must successfully complete 120 ECTS credits: 56 compulsory credits, 34 credits selected from twenty optional subjects, 15 credits for placements at the Hospital Clínic or in an agrifood company and 15 credits for the master's degree final project.

Learning objectives

The aim of the master's degree is to train students in the most innovative aspects of nutrition and lifestyles, on the most common chronic diseases, and on healthy ageing. The degree develops broad knowledge of healthy nutrition, diseases and disorders related to diet and nutrition and their treatment, food and nutrition of hospitalised patients, and the impact of certain diseases. It includes training on personalised diets, allergies and food intolerances, components of diets and functional foods, cooking techniques, public health, ecology and sustainability. The degree also looks at the implementation of recommendations for society through education in schools, catering, medical communities and nursing.

The sections on innovation and entrepreneurship add value to the qualification in topics relating to the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the potential for economic growth associated with new innovations. Innovation and entrepreneurship are of utmost importance to develop new business initiatives in the sector of healthy food and nutrition, which has a broad market and increasing demand. Thus, students will learn about the processes of identifying business opportunities, creating business models and plans, and drawing up a business project.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 120
Number of places available:
 40
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2017-2018
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Master's degree course homepage:
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