Clinical Nutrition


The Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition has a problem approach teaching methodology, with an essentially practical approach, directed to institutionalized patients, outpatients and also to healthy individuals.

The lecturers integrate Research Centres/Reference and Provision of Care Centres related to different pathologies and are involved in Clinical and/or Basic Research. This integration provides master students with opportunities to directly contact research related to clinical practice. The Degree is closely linked to the Nutrition Laboratory of the Faculty of Medicine, an entity of recognized merit in medical research in Portugal.

It is intended that students gain skills in the areas of prevention and treatment of nutritional problems inherent to the population in general and to patients, namely those in hospitals.




1st year 1st semester

Typology of contact hours: T-Theoretical, TP – Theoretical-Practical, S – Seminar

Unidade curricular ( PT/EN)  N.º de ECTS  Nº de horas de Contato (aulas)
Nutrição/Nutrition 4 T-22, TP-2
Controlo da qualidade e toxicologia dos alimentos/Quality management and food toxicology 5 T- 28, TP-4
Saúde pública e nutrição/Public health nutrition 5 T- 28, TP-4
Psicologia da nutrição/Nutrition psychology 4 T-22, TP-2
Avaliação nutricional/Nutritional assessment 4 T-22, TP-2
Nutrição na doença gastrenterológica/Nutrition and GI diseases 5 T- 28, TP-4
Nutrição em oncologia/Nutrition and oncology 3 T-12, TP-4


1st year 2nd semester

Unidade curricular ( PT/EN) N.º de ECTS Nº de horas de Contato (aulas)
Nutrição e saúde materno-infantil/Nutrition and maternal-child health 4 T-22, TP-2
Nutrição na obesidade, diabetes e doença cardiovascular/Nutrition and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases 4 T-22, TP-2
Nutrição na doença renal, pulmonar, infeciosa, osteoarticular e neurológica/Nutrition and renal, pulmonary, infectious, neurological and osteoarticular diseases 5 T- 28, TP-4
Nutrição artificial, cirurgia e cuidados intensivos/Artificial nutrition, surgery and intensive care 5 T- 28, TP-4
Metodologias de investigação e bioestatística/Biostatistics and research methodologies 4 TP- 20,  PL-4
Tecnologia de informação e comunicação em saúde/Information and communication technologies in health 3 T-12, TP-4
Seminário/Seminars 3 S- 16
Estágio/Projeto/Dissertação 1 - Internship/Project/Dissertation 2 S-12


  • Acquire, deepen and use human nutrition knowledge in healthy and sick individuals;
  • Recognize and evaluate the importance of clinical nutrition as a treatment for different pathologies;
  • Guide, advise, programme, implement, monitor and evaluate nutritional support in hospital and outpatient settings.


FMUL Accreditation

Skills Acquisition


Students are intended to acquire skills in the area of clinical-related nutrition, and in very closely related areas such as public health and nutrition, food safety, nutrition-related psychology, as well as the acquisition of skills in statistics and research, information and communication technologies.

The specific skills to be acquired by students are described in detail in each course unit.

Professional Opportunities


This master degree offers career opportunities through a specialization in Clinical Nutrition for professionals from different areas of Health, complementing initial training courses for undergraduate/master degrees.

Target Students | vacancies


The Master Degree in Clinical Nutrition is aimed at professionals who have obtained a Bachelor/Integrated Master degree in the field of health and who wish to deepen their knowledge of Clinical Nutrition.

The degree will run with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 enrolments.

Fees/ Registration Fee


The tuition fee may be paid, in full or in instalments, according to the terms and amounts indicated in the tuition fee determination for the academic year  2020/2021


Scientific Committee


Professor Helena Cortez Pinto, FMUL (Director)
Professor Catarina Sousa Guerreiro, FMUL
Professor Lino Mendes, (ESTeSL-IPL)
Professor Marisa Cebola, ESTeSL-IPL
Professor Joana Sousa, FMUL