This six-semester programme has a modular structure. During the programme, students acquire subject-specific abilities, as well as academic, social and communication skills. There is a special emphasis on nurturing students’ individual talents. Practical training accounts for 25% of the total workload and the intensity of training increases over the course of the programme.
Dietetics involves more than weight management!
Building on medical basics, with the contents of the modules Nutrition, Food Quality and Nutrition Ecology, in the third to fifth semester students deal with the different topics of technical methodology and nutritional therapy. These range from allergology, gastroenterology, diabetes mellitus, endocrinology, paediatrics, oncology, geriatrics, neurology and nephrology to enteral and parenteral nutrition.
Internship Nutrition Management
The final 12-week internship in the sixth semester enables students to set individual priorities in their studies. Not only can you gain valuable work experience during this time, you can also make contacts and build networks. Internships abroad can be funded under the Erasmus Programme.
The inverted-classroom model and game-based learning as innovative teaching methods guarantee the "best place to study".
Subject-specific skills and related techniques
Students learn to assume personal responsibility for dietetic processes, and in relation to nutritional and catering management. They combine dietetics expertise and skills with knowledge of medicine and nutritional physiology, as well as insights from related disciplines.
Stages of nutritional therapy in the dietetic process
- Initial interview on nutrition-related practices/patient’s nutrition history
- Examination of nutritional status
- Dietetic diagnosis and assessment
- Advice and training
- Quality management
- Documentation and reflection
Interpersonal communication skills and personal talents
The course promotes the development of various skills, including communication, critical abilities, conflict management, empathy, role distance, frustration tolerance and the ability to set priorities. There is also an emphasis on self-determination, the ability to critically evaluate their own work, organisational abilities, teamwork skills, as well as developing an understanding of professional responsibilities. Programme graduates will be in a position to utilise all of these skills.
The programme is designed to enable students to understand research processes and formulate research questions related to dietetics. After applying selected academic techniques, the data obtained are analysed and processed using scientific methods.