PhD in Nutrition and Food Science
This PhD programme provides in-depth core and applied research in human nutrition and its associated or derived illnesses, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, degenerative diseases, obesity and malnutrition, and neurocognitive disorders, as well as healthy ageing.
In order to expand students’ knowledge, research will be undertaken in nutritional epidemiology or the food and nutritional characteristics of populations or population segments, the molecular mechanisms involved, and the inherent food techniques of human nutrition.
This provides a wider range of elements that enable us to define and recommend diet and practice for a much healthier lifestyle.
Core up-to-date training in human nutrition and food science. Students will acquire the skills needed to find and access documentation and scientific literature, as well as statistical techniques inherent to epidemiology, molecular biology and epigenetics. The programme provides knowledge into how to undertake systematic reviews and meta-analyses; skills in how to write scientific articles and papers for scientific conferences and meetings, as well as communication techniques; and the ability for teamwork. It also supports establishing relationships with multidisciplinary professionals.
Those inherent to the award of a PhD: professional promotion, wider knowledge, applicability to business, institutions and society, and accessing jobs that require a PhD qualification. Training in human nutrition will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for specific job opportunities.
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The doctorate programme is subject to constant assessment and improvement processes that guarantee that it maintains a certain level of prestige and renown in Europe. You can see the results of the assessment processes in the results section .
- Adamo Valle Gómez
- Ana Maria Proenza Arenas
- Antoni Pons Biescas
- Antoni Sureda Gomila
- Jordi Pich Solé
- Magdalena Gianotti Bauzà
- Maria del Mar Bibiloni Esteva
- Pilar Roca Salom
- Sílvia Fernández de Mattos