Curricular Grid

Compulsory Disciplines

Research Methodology - INS712 (45h) - 3 credits

Basis of preparation of research projects. The Master is encouraged to write / revise his dissertation project in accordance with the guidelines of the scientific methodology;

Nutrition Education Practices I - INW702 (45h) - 3 credits

It is a didactic practice and each supervisor is responsible for coordinating the activities of his students with undergraduate subjects. In the dynamics of the discipline, the counselor should encourage the graduate student to prepare classes in disciplines in the curriculum of the undergraduate courses in Nutrition and Gastronomy of the INJC. The use of didactic and creative audiovisual resources, the elaboration of lesson plans and the modernization of the bibliography should be stimulated in order to promote in the teaching-learning process the knowledge construction by the undergraduate student. The classes can be theoretical or practical, and it has been increasingly stimulated the preparation of practical classes integrated between the various undergraduate disciplines, as a form of innovation and aiming to be in harmony with the new proposal of undergraduate curriculum.

INUFRJ General Seminars - INW703 (45h) - 3 credits

Discipline in which the dissertation projects are discussed and analyzed by masters and doctoral students, under the coordination of a teacher accredited in the PPGN and responsible for the discipline;

Josué de Castro Seminars - INW701 (15h) - 1 credit

General scientific sessions of the INJC, aiming to update in innovative topics of the nutrition area​​; the student has contact with top researches and contexts of the different research lines of PPGN-UFRJ and other Higher Education Institutions.

Advanced Topics I - INW704 (30h) - 2 credits

Discipline directed to the discussion of the most relevant topics in each line of research, with specific aspects of the field of action of each accredited teacher. Each supervisor is responsible for coordinating the activities of the discipline.

Experimental Dissertation Work - INW705 (90h) - 6 credits

It consists of the experimental development and elaboration of the dissertation. The Advisor is responsible for coordinating the activities of these disciplines.

Compulsory Disciplines

Integrated Study of Nutritional Disorders of Collective Impact I (EIDNIC I) - INW801 (45h) - 3 credits

It addresses public health problems related to micronutrient deficiencies, which are discussed from the molecular, physiological, epidemiological, and public policy aspects proposed for their minimization.

Integrated Study of Nutritional Disorders of Collective Impact II (EIDNIC II) - INW801 (45h) - 3 credits

It addresses public health problems related to cardiovascular diseases, obesity and cancer, which are discussed from their molecular, physiological, epidemiological aspects to the proposed public policies for their minimization.

Scientific Methodology - INW802 (45h) - 3 credits

The student has contact with important discussions about central aspects of the academic activity and the scientific method, covering the different areas of operation in the field of Nutrition. It involves aspects of ethics and integrity in research.

Advanced Seminars for Thesis I (SAT I) - INW803 (45h) - 3 credits

In this discipline the doctoral students exert their abilities in analyzing, discussing and contributing to the elaboration of scientific projects.

Advanced Seminars of Thesis II (SAT II) - INW804 (45h) - 3 credits

The discipline works like a scientific writing workshop and to study it, the doctorate must have a scientific article in the final stages of preparation.

Experimental Thesis Work (TET) (each with 45h) - 3 credits

TET I - INW805
Corresponds to the development of the experimental work and elaboration of the doctoral thesis. The Advisor is responsible for coordinating the activities of these disciplines.

Elective Disciplines - Master and Doctorate

All subjects have a 45 hour work load and 3 credits.

Food and Culture - INS705 (still as Qualitative Research in Health II in SIGA)

Culture, symbolic systems and their relation to eating. Western hegemonic food system and its historical construction. Food and identity, rituals, religion, gender relations, and lifestyle. Eating, body and health. Food and contemporary transformations: migration, food globalization, fast food and slow food, gastronomic tourism, patrimonialization. Food and media. Alternative food systems and ethical discourse.

Functional Foods - INE701 - INE801

Functional foods have several nutraceutical substances that, besides acting as nourishment, collaborate with human metabolism, helping to prevent chronic-degenerative diseases.

Nutrition Assessment - INS718 - INS801

Nutrition assessment topics. Application of anthropometric, dietary, biochemical and clinical methods in the nutritional diagnosis of populations. Validity and reliability of methods. Interpretation of indicators and use of reference courses of anthropometric measurements.

CLAE in Food Analysis - INE706

Introduction and fundamentals of CLAE; Validation of methods for analyzing nutrients and bioactive substances in food and biological samples. Practical classes.

Epidemiology I - INW702 - INS804

History of Epidemiology. Types of frequency measurements. Health indicators. Estimators in Epidemiology. Types of studies in Epidemiology.

Physiology and Biochemistry of Nutrition - INN718 - INN804

Physiology of digestion and absorption. Metabolism of nutrients. Regulation and integration of nutrient metabolism. Metabolic response to nutrient deprivation.

Methods of Evaluation of Food Consumption - INS716

Methods of evaluation of food consumption. Adjustment for energy consumption, intra and inter-individual variation. Validity and reproducibility of questionnaires of frequency consumption in the remote past of the appropriate consumption according to DRIs biochemical markers. Food composition tables. Programs of analysis of data.

Nanofoods - INE710 (still as Food Quality Analysis and Control in SIGA)

Nanoscience and nanotechnology in food development. Introduction to the concepts and fundamentals of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Nanomaterials with application in health. Nanobioencapsulation; theory and practice of preparation, production and characterization techniques; release studies. Development of nanofoods; legislation; aspects of bioethics and biosafety; patents.

Maternal and Child Nutrition - INN713 - INN806

Normal and high risk pregnancy: the pregnant woman, the fetus and the concept. Nutrition in normal and high-risk pregnancy and its reflex in the newborn. Lactation. Intervention methodology aiming at the complementation and correction of deficiencies. Nutritional deficiencies in standard and high-risk pregnancies. Integrated maternal and child care systems.

Nutrition in High-Performance Sport - INE705 (still as Carbohydrates Not Available in Food in SIGA)

Introduction to high performance sports. Physiological bases of the exercise; skills and abilities in the field of nutritional knowledge applied to sports. Evaluation of athletes; nutritional requirements. Food innovations in the area of sport’s ​​nutrition.

Orientation to Scientific Initiation by the Graduate Student - INW709

Guidance by the master's degree of at least one undergraduate student in a research project that results in at least one communication in a national scientific event or in the scientific initiation journey of UFRJ.

Teaching Practices in Nutrition II - INW711

Didactic planning and preparation of institutional material. Ministration of supervised classes and participation in curricular internships. Assessment of subjects and students.

Student Writing and Production - INW710

Training in preparation of scientific manuscripts. Valuation of the student production in the form of communication in national and international scientific events and / or publication in an integral journal of the QUALIS system related to the knowledge area with CAPES.

Advanced Topics in Obesity and Comorbidities - INN714

Obesity. Endocrinopathies: polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism and type II diabetes mellitus. Metabolic syndrome. Cardiovascular diseases. Cancer. Digestive tract: hepatopathies, vesiculopathies, esophagopathies / gastropathies. Musculoskeletal disorders: osteoarthritis, gout, and osteoporosis.

Advanced Topics II - INW707

Presentation and discussion of scientific articles related to INJC research groups