Metabolic Diseases and Eating Behaviour

In this master's program, eating disorders (such as anorexia and bulimia) and metabolic diseases (such as obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, among others) are studied across the various branches of knowledge.
Students are also given the possibility of direct contact with patients so that they acquire practical skills in the area.

3 reasons to choose this program


Acquire knowledge regarding food and eating patterns throughout the life cycle (child, adolescent, adult and elderly)


Have direct contact with patients in order to acquire practical skills in the area


Know the classification, cause and treatment of eating disorders and metabolic diseases

Educational Plan

This Master's program is based on a global vision of metabolic and alimentary diseases, studied in the various branches of knowledge.


  • Acquire knowledge regarding food and eating patterns throughout the life cycle (child, adolescent, adult and elderly) and know how to establish appropriate nutritional plans for each phase and individual. 
  • Know the classification and epidemiology of eating disorders and metabolic diseases. 
  • Analyze the pathologies related to lifestyles and the development model.
  • Understand the role of genetic factors in metabolic and eating disorders. 
  • Acquire knowledge about cellular metabolism and its main pathways. 

Skills acquisition

  • To provide students with theoretical and practical skills in the area of metabolic diseases and eating behavior. 
  • To enable the students to consult bibliography, interpret it and present a topic. 
  • To enable the students to construct a research project, establishing hypotheses and objectives, discussing methods, exposing the results and discussing them.

Target Students

It is aimed at graduates or legal equivalents in the scientific area(s) of the study cycle, health areas, Medicine, Biology, Psychology, Dietetics, Nutrition, Human Kinetics, Nursing, or related sciences.


Admission Requirements

Candidates are ranked by means of curricular assessment and interview according to the criteria and weighting defined by the Master's Scientific Committee, namely:

Curricular appreciation: 60%, which will include evaluation of the following parameters:

  • Degree certificate or equivalent academic degree;
  • Academic, scientific and/or professional curriculum vitae, with copies of the documents it refers to in annex;
  • Application letter and objectives statement.

Interview: 40%.


Other Information

To apply please visit:

Candidates who already have a CAMPUS account (who are attending or have attended a course at the Faculdade de Medicina), must start the application at

To access must log in with the Campus account and then access the Candidate menu (at the top of the page) to start the application.

If you don’t remember the username or password of the account click HERE and follow the instructions for the recovery of the username or password.  If you cannot retrieve your username or password trough the recovery mechanism, you should send an email to the address with the following data: full name; student number; course number identification; ID number (BI/CC); External email.

Applicants who do not have access to the Campus account (Fenix) should register HERE.

After creating your account you will receive in your email the username after which can start the formalization of the application in



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The study cycle is currently under evaluation.