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FacultyHealth Sciences
Qualification AwardedMsc in "Applied Nutrition and Health Promotion"
Programme of StudyPPS Applied Nutrition and Health Promotion
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Academic Year2020 - 2021
ECTS / WorkloadOne ECTS unit corresponds to hours of workload.
Msc in "Applied Nutrition and Health Promotion"
PTYCHIO (Degree from a University in Greece or from a Technological Educational Institute or from a recognized foreign institution of equivalent status). This Postgraduate Specialisation Degree (PGSD) programme accepts: 1) degree holders from Universities and Technological Educational Institutes and specifically graduates of Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinarian Medicine, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Agricultural Sciences, Public Health, Nursing or graduates of similar faculties or departments, 2) graduates of other similar faculties or departments from recognized foreign institutions (par. 1, art. 43, Law 4485/04-08-2017) with a special interest in Nutritional Science, 3) graduates of other faculties or departments from national or foreign Universities and Technological Educational Institutes with at least two years of documented professional experience in the field of Nutrition.
The admission of students is based on rating their documented qualifications and their interview.
According to Law 3948/2018/B, for the acquisition of the Postgraduate Specialization Degree "Applied Nutrition and Health Promotion", postgraduate students have to complete a set of courses extending over 3 semesters, which corresponds to 90 ECTS (Law 67145/B7, Law 1889/2007/Β7). They have to attend and successfully be examined in 8 subjects (Background-General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Dexterity Development), which are divided as follows: a) In the first semester (30 ECTS) - 4 subjects and b) In the second semester (30 ECTS) - 4 subjects. In the third semester (30 ECTS) they prepare their Postgraduate Thesis, which they defend it publicly and, subsequently, being examined.
The aim of the PGSD is: 1) the in-depth theoretical training of its students in one of the two available specializations, 2) their active and multifaceted participation in the field of Nutrition; and to engage in professional activity on it, with applications in research and clinical practice, and 3) to conduct research and engage in scientific writing.
Apart from the basic scientific knowledge, postgraduate students acquire the following abilities: 1) to apply knowledge to practice, 2) to search, analyze and synthesize data and information using appropriate technology, 3) to work individually, in teams and / or multidisciplinary scientific environment, 4) to adjust to new situations and take decisions, 5) to comprehend information in a foreign language, 6) to produce new ideas and scientific knowledge, 7) to show responsibility, 8) to develop critical ability and 10) to promote free, productive and inductive thought.
Professional qualification is not applicable in the public or private sector.
The qualification is a terminal award and allows access to doctoral studies.
A scale of 1 to 10 applies to the marks of each subject in the Hellenic Higher Education. The grading scheme for the qualification of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Study Program follows the following distribution: (Ministerial Decision no Φ.1231/Β1/425 art.60, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1099/2000/B):
Άριστα (Arista) Excellent: 8.50-10.00
Λίαν Καλώς (Lian Kalos) Very Good : 6.50- 8.49
Καλώς (Kalos) Good : 6.00-6.49
Minimum passing grade: 6 (AUTH Rule of Procedure Α.Π.Θ., no 127/2-2-11)
A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) (1 ECTS= 25-30 work load hours). Compliance with the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) regulations started in 2007, when the Greek Legislation was harmonized with the relevant European one (Ministerial Decision no Φ5/89656/β3, art. 1-3, Hellenic Government Gazette no 1466/2007/B). A full academic year is equivalent to 60 ECTS units and each semester to 30 ECTS.
Part-time attendance is only available to students who work at least 20 hours a week, or in serious cases such as illness, workload, serious family reasons, military conscription, force of circumstances.
Michalis Chourdakis