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AgriFood production, functional foods, precision nutrition, national health & disease (UHOH, UREAD, UAM)

Tuition fee €16,500.00 per year

Overview

Semester 1 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
Semester 2 – Public Health Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
Semester 3 – Functional Foods and Precision Nutrition – Autonomous University of Madrid
Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Hohenheim

Programme structure

Semester 1 – AgriFood Science and Engineering – University of Hohenheim
This track will cover the “front” end of the food system namely primary production principles as well as conversion and processing to value added ingredients and innovative food products. Some knowledge on use of byproduct streams will be provided. With primary production, a focus will be on agricultural technologies as well as some plant sciences. Two new introductory modules – AgFoodTech 1 and 2 will provide students with an introduction and overview to the specific track.

Semester 2 – Public Health Nutrition and the Consumer – University of Reading
The track will focus on the scientific background of public health nutrition and consumer choice, in particular the associations between diet and disease, the methods of nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition interventions. The track will provide an understanding of the factors that influence food choice and behaviour in individuals, groups and populations. In addition, the specific issues associated with situations in which food choice is limited or controlled such as in hospitals and schools will be explored, plus the influence of commercial advertising and of healthy eating and other campaigns will be explored. The track will also include a food product re-formulation project to increase the nutritional quality of food product and assess how nutritional information is communicated to the general public.

Semester 3 – Functional Foods and Precision Nutrition – Autonomous University of Madrid
This track will allow the students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the action/s and effect/s of bioactive food compounds on human health status. The students will explore novel entrepreneurial venues through the application of functional foods specifically designed for precision nutrition, for both healthy individuals and chronic diseases patients. This objective will be pursued through training on cutting-edge methods and techniques within the area of Molecular Nutrition and Foodomics in order to understand the role of functional foods on maintaining/enhancing human health in a personalized manner. Concepts linked to genetics and genomics will be introduced so the students can immerse into the most recent aspects of precision nutrition and explore their relevance on consumer welfare.

Semester 4 – Thesis – University of Hohenheim

Apply now! Academic year 2019/20
Application deadline
May 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Brussels time
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States