List of disciplines

The set of disciplines aims to develop the scientific method with contents that will prepare graduates to develop their future research projects, disseminating critical-scientific knowledge.

The disciplines are offered annually to meet the Program’s lines of research and the need to put students in contact with crucial methods for the accomplishment of their projects, in addition to the possibility of training them with this reality, the teaching and research career.

The Graduate Program in Nutrition and Metabolism requires to take disciplines that present content of statistics and scientific methodology. Students can attend other disciplines with the same content described above in other facilities of the University of São Paulo and/or in other PG programs at USP.

For this, the program suggests that students take the following disciplines:

For the Master– RCM 5830: Biostatistics I (7 credits/105 hours) and NUT 5710: Scientific Projects Workshop (4 credits/60 hours).

For the Doctorate: RCM 5836: Biostatistics II (7 credits/105 hours) and NUT 5711: Scientific Papers Workshop (4 credits/60 hours).

The other disciplines are offered for both the Master and the Doctorate. Disciplines taken at other institutions must be approved by the Coordinating Committee of the Program, as established in the regulation (

These disciplines address specific Nutrition and Metabolism topics for the specific training of students in the program’s concentration area. They are responsible for developing transversal contents such as scientific research methods, statistics, teaching methodologies, as well as specific contents for others.

Other PPGNM-Authorized Disciplines:

1- NUT 5706: Dietary Antioxidants (60 h/4 credits)

2- NUT 5705: Critical assessment of nutritional status (30 hours/2 credits)

3- RCM 5879: Applied Molecular Biology (30 h/2 credits)

4- NUT 5701: Eating behavior and practices: theory and methods (60 h/4 credits)

5- RCM 5868: Curriculum design and evaluation for the health professions. Essential principles – (45 hours/3 credits)

6- NUT 5707: Nutritional genomics and obesity (60 h/4 credits)

7- NUT 5703: Nutrition and Metabolism Methods II (45 h/3 credits)

8- RMS 5775: Diet assessment methods in epidemiological studies (60 h/4 credits)

9- NUT 5702: Nutrition and metabolism methods I (45 h/3 credits)

10- NUT 5708: Laboratory methods for biochemical determination (60 h/4 credits)

11- NUT 5709: Experimental models in nutrition (60 h/4 credits)

12- RCM 5864: Nutrition, evaluation, and intra-hospital nutritional behaviors (60 hours/4 credits)

13- RPP 5726: Nutrition in critically ill children: systemic approach and the omics sciences (45 hours/3 credits)

14- RCM 5818: Free radicals and antioxidants (60 h/4 credits)

15- NUT 5704: Current topics in nutrition (60 h/4 credits)

16- RCM 5856: Advanced Topics in Endocrinology and Metabolism II (45 h/3 credits)

17- RCM 5823: Advanced topics in geriatrics (45 h/3 credits)

18- RCM 5877: Advanced topics in bone metabolism and interrelationships between energy and mineral metabolism – (60 h) 4 credits

19- ERM 5768: Eating disorders: diagnostic, epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic aspects – (60 hours / 4 credits).

In addition to the disciplines listed above, other disciplines from the Office of the Provost for Graduate Studies at USP ( can also be taken as long as they are in line with the student’s project and/or the advisor’s research line.