Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Master in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health


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Fernando Henrique da Silva Reboredo

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1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).


Daytime or after work-hours schedule.

Education objectives

The Master Degree in Nutritional Fitotechnology for Human Health has as main objective the development of a critical posture on several issues of the Nutritional Phytotechnology applied to human health. It follows a strategic and operational planning that articulates the needs of specialized professionals and constitutes a coherent intervention in the resolution of structural deficits in the industrial sector related to the production and transformation of plant products with nutritional value and interest for human health. To this end, it has the following specific objectives:

a) To distinguish nutrient from medicine and incorporate nutraceuticals of plant origin in the prevention and treatment of disease and identify procedures for the evaluation of quality, safety and efficacy;

b) To identify the main medicinal plants of the Portuguese flora with therapeutic interest and its active principles;

c) To develop innovative capacities for the application of new methodologies and
last generation technologies, for the optimization of processes associated to the production and transformation of plants with alimentary / nutritional interest for human health, taking into consideration the evaluation of the social, economic and environmental impacts;

d) To develop skills on food production lines, with a high automatism
degree, ensuring that the measures associated with food control and safety in accordance with Portuguese and European legislation (under the RASFF - the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed) are implemented on the processes.

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Ecology and Biological Sciences ECB 11 -
Cellular and Molecular Medicine MCM 11 -

Populations Health

SP 12 -
Food and Nutritional Technology TAN 77 -
Engineering Sciences CE   3
Engineering Sciences or Chemical Engineering or Functional Sciences and Therapeutic Targets or Genetics, Oncology and Human Toxicology  CE / EQ /  CFAT / GOTH  -  6
TOTAL 114 6

Access to other courses

Access to a 3rd cycle

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
  3. Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.


1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11750 Food Additives I 5.0
11374 New Products Developments in the Agro-Industry 6.0
11745 Medicine and Society 4.0
11747 Unitary Operations for Agro-Industry 6.0
11746 Agro-Industrial Production 6.0
11749 Data Processing Technologies in Food Industry 3.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11751 Forests and Human Health 7.0
11752 Nutrition and Metabolism 11.0
11753 Processing Technologies in Agro-Industry 6.0
2.º Semester - Opção 1
Code Name ECTS
11755 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis 6.0
11758 Ethics and Biomedicine 3.0
11757 General Pharmacology 4.0
11754 Management and Water Quality 6.0
11756 Conversion Technologies of Agro-Industrial Residues 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
11764 Dissertation in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health 42.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
11763 Food Additives II 3.0
11761 Functional Foods 3.0
11762 Medicinal Plants 4.0
11760 Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics 8.0