1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Dietistic

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8470
Degree Programme Class L/SNT3 - Technical Health Professions
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Loris Pironi
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

1. Admission requirements and assessment

This study programme has restricted access. The number of places is set annually by MIUR at national level; an entrance exam is set in the methods and on the dates set in the call for applications for the Healthcare Professions, published annually on the School website. Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Applicants shall also demonstrate the knowledge and competences defined annually by ministerial decree for the entrance exams to degree programmes with nationally restricted access.

The number of places, entrance exam date, contents and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

2. Assessment of basic knowledge

The knowledge and competence requirements for admission are deemed to be met by applicants who obtain the following scores in the entrance exam:

for students in the quota of Italian, EU and equivalent nationals: 20;

for students in the quota of non-EU citizens resident abroad, as laid down in the laws in force: 5.

The entrance exams will be held by 31 January of each year.

3. Additional learning requirements and assessment

Enrolled students who did not obtain the minimum score in the entrance exam will be assigned the following Additional Learning Requirements ("OFA"), which must be completed during the first year of the programme:

Basic Medical Knowledge.

The Additional Learning Requirements are deemed to have been passed when students pass the first-year exam in:


Students not completing the requirements by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University portal will be required to re-enrol to the first year of the programme as repeating students.

4. Exemption of assessment of basic knowledge

Only applicants having obtained the credits indicated in the following subject areas in previous studies will be exempted from sitting the entrance exam:

- Subject area MED/10 (Biochemistry): 3 CFU

- Subject area BIO/13 (Applied Biology): 3 CFU

For students from the previous degree system under D.M. 509/99, exemption will be approved if they have passed at least one exam relating to the knowledge covered by the aforementioned subject areas.

Applicants to whom this clause refers should apply for exemption when submitting their application to the Student Administration Office.

Programme profile

The degree programme in Dietetics is run by the School of Medicine; students learn within a framework that is functional to a range of career opportunities. The degree programme in Dietetics trains professionals able to carry out specific activities in both preventive and clinical fields of diet and nutrition, community catering and research.

Learning areas: Basic and Biomedical sciences, Food Hygiene, Dietetics, Clinical Sciences, Communication and Technical subjects will provide Dietetics graduates with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to provide quality services considering health needs.

The programme includes theoretical and practical course units in basic and clinical subjects; specific professional internships (MED/49) in clinical areas (nutrition projects for patient groups, hospitalised and clinically referred patients, specialist disease-related activities, food hygiene and regulatory activities, hospital catering, body composition assessment), community services (mother and child care, artificial nutrition at home etc.), and collective catering in school canteens, retirement homes etc.

The curricular internship is a qualifying element of the programme, allowing students to develop specific professional techniques responsibly and autonomously, in a different context from the classroom.

The learning outcomes and internship are understood with a view to achieving the utmost quality, ensuring the continuous development of learning standards for students and future professionals. The assessment of the internship will be based on:

- the evaluation report, considering general, behavioural and professional aspects with particular focus on the practical application of theoretical studies, considering the outcomes set in line with the place of study and year of the programme, completed by the tutor and discussed with the student;

- the attendance sheet, signed daily by the tutor;

- the internship record book, another point of reference to better understand the experience.

Agreements with various healthcare authorities (hospitals, etc), SIAN (food hygiene and nutrition service) and community caterers serve to offer a range of internships matching a wide range of career opportunities.

At the end of the three-year programme, Dietetics graduates will have gained the knowledge and technical competencies to work professionally in clinical areas, in the food industry and in community catering services. Graduates will also have developed the learning skills needed to continue specialist studies.

Access to further study

Continuation of studies in order to achieve activated within the classes SNT3 LM-S69.

Career opportunities

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