Course Duration: 2 years
Course Period : September 2006 - July 2008
Tuition Fee : € 13,820 (composite fee) + € 1,815 (research fee)
Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
The domain of the Nutrition and Health programme is the role of dietary and
lifestyle factors in human health and disease. This role is studied from a
biomedical perspective at the level of the individual and the population. In
addition, the mechanisms underlying beneficial and adverse effects are studied
at the sub-cellular, cellular and organ/organism level. Human nutrition is a
multidisciplinary field of expertise.
The Nutrition and Health programme requires students to have prior knowledge
and understanding of human nutrition and a good working knowledge of statistics.
There are six specialisations:
Diet in health and disease, focus on
factors that determine food and nutrient intake, the effects of nutrition on
physiological processes and the consequences of nutrient intake on health
Nutrition, lifestyle and public Health
graduates will, in the context of health promotion and disease prevention,
be able to adequately identify health problems in populations, propose
solutions regarding diet and lifestyle and plan their implementation and
evaluation. This will result in evidence-based public health policies and
systematic evaluation of health promotion programmes at the local, national
and international level.
Nutritional epidemiology, addresses the
design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological
research, both interventional and observational. It focuses on the aetiology
and prevention of diseases, with specific reference to diet, nutrition,
lifestyle and health.
Food toxicology, focuses on the
potentially toxic effects of compounds present in food, including natural
toxins, gm-products, functional food ingredients, additives and
Nutritional physiology, aims at
understanding and elucidating physiological mechanisms involved in
homeostatic control of the body under various physiological conditions (e.g.
maintenance, growth, pregnancy, lactation, sports,
Molecular nutrition and genomics. The
effects of nutrients and other food components are crucially important to
the health status of humans. These effects cannot be understood without a
detailed knowledge of the basic metabolism of these components and the
regulation of this metabolism. The effects at the cellular and molecular
level are studied using state-of-the-art genomics technology.
BSc in agriculture, nutrition, health or related sciences.
TOEFL Score of 575 or IELTS 6.5