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 54 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
INTH360AGlobal Nutrition42
NUCLI351Clinical nutrition101
NUCLI352Medical nutritional therapy for child and youth102
NUCLI353Medical nutritional therapy for adults151
NUCLI355Patient Communication51
NUCLI356Clinical internship in secondary health care102–42
Clinical nutrition - optional subjects (requirement 6 SP)
Elective period 1
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ELMED218ATheoretical introduction to medical education 32–42
ELMED220Excercise is medicine32–42
ELMED228Patient safety and simulation32–42
ELMED229Medical Peace Work32–42
ELMED325Interdisciplinary internship in geriatric medicine32–42
ELMED328Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic: an interdisciplinary approach32–42
Elective period 2
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
ELMED223-AInnovation and entrepreneurship32–42
ELMED303Future medicine32–42
ELMED326Genetic disorders in nutrient metabolism 32–42
INTH344Migration and health32–42
Clinical nutrition - tutoring contract
Clinical nutrition - master thesis
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
NUCLI390AMaster´s Thesis in Clinical Nutrition - research proposal102
NUCLI390BMaster´s Thesis in Clinical Nutrition503–43
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

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