General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Online

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Medicine / Granada campus

Main focus

; – Skills for the interpretation of terminology on programming, imprinting, critical windows, the first 1,000 days of life, reprogramming. – Knowledge of the different physiological, molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in early health and disease programming. – Basic knowledge on how to assess the risk to maternal, child and youth health from environmental factors. – Knowledge of the effects of gene-diet interactions on early development, and the concepts of molecular nutrition, nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics and nutriepigenetics. They will be able to convey the impact of nutrition and gender on gene expression and phenotype. – Knowledge of predictive models based on genetics, diet and lifestyle. They will be able to convey general concepts of precision nutrition based on these models.; – Skills for the identification of maternal metabolic conditions of risk during pregnancy and lactation. They will gain knowledge of socioeconomic, cultural, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence growth and development in pregnant women and their children. – Knowledge of the structure and role of the placenta. They will be able to assess intrauterine growth based on ultrasound measurements and the use of fetal growth curves. – Skills to convey the importance of health intervention during a woman’s reproductive age. They will acquire knowledge about nutritional recommendations during pregnancy and lactation for the prevention of the most frequent complications. – Knowledge about the modulating factors of gene expression, epigenetic and phenotype changes and how they are related to different pathologies. They will be able to interpret the new analysis methodologies in epidemiology, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence (machine learning). They will also be able to design disease prevention strategies through reprogramming, and design personalised therapies. – Skills to use nutrition at each stage of development from a multidisciplinary approach. They will learn how to apply nutrition in clinical settings, in research, in preventive strategies and in nutrition education for parents and children. They will also learn about the most up-to-date nutritional recommendations for each age and pathological situation during childhood and adolescence.; – Skills to communicate the concept of early health programming and immune system development.; – Skills for the transfer of knowledge of the nutritional and immunomodulatory factors of breast milk. They will be able to identify differences in the composition of infant and follow-on formulas and will be able to assess the potential effect of their ingredients on children’s health.; – They will also learn about the role of complementary feeding in early health programming.; – Knowledge of the establishment, development and specialisation of the microbiota in the various bodily tissues [amniotic liquid, placenta, genitals (vagina), breast milk, skin, conjunctiva, lung tissue, oral mucosa, digestive tract] from the beginning of life and its role in the health of children and adolescents. They will be able to identify the factors that influence structural development and its functionality (breastfeeding vs. dietary formula, feeding patterns, eating behaviour, nutritional culture, physical activity/sedentarism, hygiene, quality of sleep, etc.).


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Condicionantes Genéticos, Nutricionales y Ambientales del Crecimiento y Desarrollo NUTRENVIGEN G+D Factors

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Chronobiology and Chrononutrition during Development 1st Year 1st Semester
Curricular Work Placement 1st Year Yearly
Early Programming of Health and Disease 1st Year 1st Semester
Eating Habits in Children and Adolescents. Healthy Diets: The Mediterranean and Atlantic Diets 1st Year 2nd Semester
Evaluation of Body Composition and Exploration of Nutritional Status in Healthy and Sick Children 1st Year 1st Semester
Evidence-Based Medicine 1st Year 2nd Semester
Genetic, Clinical and Population-Based Epidemiology 1st Year 1st Semester
Impact of Infectious and Toxic Factors in the Origin of Diseases 1st Year 2nd Semester
Introduction to Human Genetics and Genomics: Genetics of Human Growth and Development 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Metabolism in Children and Young People 1st Year 2nd Semester
Microbiota in Children's Health and Diseases 1st Year 2nd Semester
Normal and Pathological Growth 1st Year 1st Semester
Normal and Pathological Neurodevelopment 1st Year 2nd Semester
Nutrigenomics and Functional Genomics Applied to Maternal and Child Nutrition Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Nutrition and Immunity in Childhood 1st Year 2nd Semester
Nutrition and Lifestyle Habits in Children with Cancer 1st Year 2nd Semester
Nutrition in Healthy Children and Adolescents 1st Year 1st Semester
Nutrition in Sick Children and Adolescents 1st Year 2nd Semester
Omic Technologies, Advanced Therapies and Innovation for Maternal, Child and Adolescent Nutrition Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Physical Activity, Physical Condition and Energy Expenditure in Children and Adolescents 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Methodology 1st Year 1st Semester
Statistics 1: Data Processing and Analysis Using Software Packages 1st Year 1st Semester
Statistics 2: Advanced Methods 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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