Master in Nutrition Sciences

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Program Description

The program aims to provide training for professionals and researchers with technical and scientific expertise in food and nutrition sciences relating to health, capable of producing knowledge that is solid, innovative, sustained and of interest to the South Region and to Brazil.

Research lines
  • Clinical and Experimental Nutrition: This research line includes clinical and experimental studies on healthy or sick individuals, associated with nutritional interventions, lifestyle and nutritional status. In vitro and animal model studies for nutritional interventions are also comprised.
  • Epidemiology and Nutrition: This research line applies principles and methods of epidemiological research in the study of events and problems in health and human nutrition. It focuses on the study of socioeconomic, demographic and behavioral characteristics and the association with cardiometabolic diseases and obesity.
  • Food and Nutrition: This research line aims to develop scientific knowledge related to the composition of food and raw materials, traditional and contemporary methods and techniques of food processing that can add value to products and potentiate the effects of food composition in the promotion of health and nutritional aspects of the population.
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Located in Porto Alegre, capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) is a Federal Institute of Higher Education, in operation sin ... Read More

Located in Porto Alegre, capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) is a Federal Institute of Higher Education, in operation since March 1961, when it was founded under the title of Catholic College of Medicine of Porto Alegre. Federalized in 1980, it was named Federal College Foundation of Medical Sciences of Porto Alegre (FFFCMPA). In January 2008, it obtained the status of university, being re-named as Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA). Read less