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The UNAM Medical School will train the Bachelor in Human Diet Science

It's career number 130 and will last eight semesters covering 449 credits, divided into 58 subjects – 53 compulsory and 5 electives – plus a year of social service.

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December
9, 2020

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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.

The University Council of UNAM approved the creation of a degree in Human Nutrition Science to be offered at the Medical Faculty of Ciudad Universitaria. The faculties of veterinary medicine and zootechnics, psychology and chemistry are participants. Among the counseling centers are the Obesity and Eating Disorders Clinic of the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán" and the Childhood Obesity Clinic of the General Hospital of Mexico "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga".

With this career in the highest university house, a total of 130 would be added. The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition is to train competent professionals who are capable of integrating and applying scientific, clinical and social knowledge based on clinical-nutritional diagnoses by assessing nutritional status, monitoring food and providing food advice and – Education that helps solve problems the country is facing on health issues.

What will the income be like?

The initial quota is 30 students and admission is indirect. Therefore, applicants must be admitted to one of the careers taught by the National Autonomous University of Mexico in biology, chemistry, and health sciences. They then take part in an internal selection process.

According to the founding project, the new degree covers the strategic programs of the Institutional Development Plan 2015-2019, which are linked to the curricula, extensive research and development, as well as the involvement of university students and the highest study house. All of this for national progress and with the commitment of the medical school to the country in the health sector.

The document states: “The science of human nutrition must be the foundation of food and nutrition policy. These must be designed in such a way that they identify, create, preserve and protect national, global, rational, sustainable and equitable food systems in order to preserve the health, well-being and integrity of humanity. "

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