Master's Programme in Clinical Nutrition

  • Years2 years
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • ECTS credits120

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Objectives and content

The aim of the master's programme in clinical nutrition is to provide a theoretical and practical basis for a career as a clinical nutritionist.

A master's degree in clinical nutrition will qualify graduates for authorisation as a 'Klinisk ernæringsfysiolog' (Registered Dietician/Clinical Nutritionist) by the Norwegian government.


Martin Nyhammer

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

The master's programme in clinical nutrition qualifies for a career in the field of clinical nutrition, and for a scientific career in nutrition research. A master's degree will qualify for authorisation as a registered dietician/clinical nutritionist ('Klinisk ernæringsfysiolog').

Upon completion of the master's programme, candidates are expected to be able to:

- recognise a clinical status, identify and conduct necessary nutritional therapies for patients in hospitals or outpatient clinics.

- work independently and in collaboration with other health personnel

- plan and conduct nutritional therapies at the organisational level, with reference to their skills in nutritional measures, methods and communication

- work in public and private organisations and institutions, food and pharmaceutical companies and international organisations

- conduct an independent, but limited research project (or development project) under supervision

Programme structure

Master in nutrition - Clinical nutrition (requirement 120 SP)
Clinical nutrition - obligatory subjects (requirement 50 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
INTH360Global Nutrition52
MEDSTA2Regression models in medical research52
NUCLI351Master's course in clinical nutrition. Part 1101
NUCLI352Master's course in clinical nutrition. Part 2102
NUCLI353Master's course in clinical nutrition. Part 3151
NUCLI355Patient Communication51
Clinical nutrition - optional subjects (requirement 10 SP)
Elective course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
HUMGEN301Human Molecular Genetics52
HUPAT301Basic Human Pathology52
LAS301Animal Science Course 62–42
LAS302Mammal Science Course42–42
LAS303Fish Science Course42–42
NUCLI362Genetic disorders in nutrient metabolism 52
NUTR302AHuman Nutrition - Digestion52–42
VALGTVEPSFelles praksisemne i aldersmedisin52–42
Clinical nutrition - tutoring contract
Clinical nutrition - master thesis
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
NUCLI395Master´s Thesis in Clinical Nutrition603
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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