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Specialty in Clinical NutritionMaster of Science in NutritionMaster of Science in Public Health

Specialty in Clinical Nutrition

Study Plan of the Specialty in Clinical Nutrition

General Objective

The objective of the Specialty in Clinical Nutrition of the Faculty of Public Health and Nutrition is to train specialists with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will allow for the professional practice and research in Clinical Nutrition.

Specific Objectives

  1. Provide high-level expertise in the area of Clinical Nutrition through experts on the subject.
  2. Provide scenarios of clinical fields that are locally, nationally and internationally desirable for the development of abilities and skills that allow the practice of the academic and professional exercise.
  3. Provide the platform for academic bodies of the SEI, particularly those established in the LGAC according to the objectives of the EP, linking to research and academic area along with the scenarios of clinical field, creating products of research and development to give a satisfactory response to a series of social, institutional and professional needs.
  4. Meet the needs of the comprehensive training of the graduates of the Degree in Nutrition in the field of Clinical Nutrition, integrating the working fields, products of research and development that contribute to progress in scientific knowledge.
  5. Strengthen the inpatient and ambulatory care with the integration in the health team of a Professional who is more skilled, highly specialized and trained to design and implement with greater precision the nutritional care process (NCP) in individuals with special nutritional conditions.

Vision

Demonstrate leadership in the training of specialists in Clinical Nutrition, according to the National Registry of Postgraduate Quality (PNPC-CONACYT), competitive at national and international level.

Program

Studying is a full-time activity, and teaching events are scheduled Monday through Saturday from 7:00 to 14:00 hrs. All courses require the presence of the students. The extent of studies is measured by credit units, which comply with UANL post-graduate guidelines. The student must complete in two years of full-time study a total of 102 ECTS.

The work in and out the classroom with corresponding credit units includes documentary, hemerographic and internet research, in order to prepare the content of each academic axis.

*The time assigned to each rotation depends on the intern regulations of the corresponding institution.

Specific competencies

A graduate of the Specialty in Clinical Nutrition is able to:

  1. Apply the nutritional care process (NCP) in a comprehensive and timely manner with strategies that accord with the pathological situation of the individual.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for the screening and full nutritional assessment and interpret with agility results for a comprehensive nutritional diagnosis.
  3. Implement nutritional intervention strategies based on evidence, establishing a nutritional assessment and monitoring.
  4. Analyse nutritional labels of food products to prescribe them according to the pathological situation of the individual.
  5. Apply advanced knowledge in the therapy of nutritional support in the critically ill patient.
  6. Design and use polymeric mixtures on the basis of nutrient modules, considering the nutritional diagnosis and pathological condition of the individual.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication of the NCP with the professor, health personnel, patient and family.
  8. Discuss clinical and nutritional information with the health team through the participation of clinical sessions and bibliographic database.
  9. Resolve in a timely manner the problems in the field of clinical nutrition with adherence to ethical principles.
  10. Develop skills of search and analysis of current scientific information, with the technological tools, regarding various pathological situations of the patient.
  11. Develop and disseminate clinical and applied research, according to the pathologies of greater impact at the national and international level.

Admission requirements

General requirements

  • Copy of the Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Professional Credentials or a copy of the of professional examination act; and in the case of an intern, he/she has a period of one year to receive the Title as from the date of registration, otherwise the student will be expulsed.
  • Application for admission to postgraduate studies.
  • Payment of pre-registration in the Scholar and File Department of the FASPYN.
  • Updated Birth Certificate.
  • Copy of the Single Population Registration Identity Card (CURP).
  • Health certificate issued by an official institution.
  • Copy of kardexdegree with a minimum average of 80.
  • Curriculum vitae with copy of support documents.
  • Letter of commitment from: academic responsibility, economic solvency and good conduct.
  • Seven small-size photos in colour (no scanned pohots).
  • Approval of the National Examination for Admission to Postgraduate studies (EXANI (III), which consists of five modules, among them, mathematical and analytical thinking; oral and written comprehension in Spanish language. In addition, a section of the English language. The minimum score for admission is 900 points out of a maximum of 1,450 points.
  • Approval of the competency examination in English (EXCI), which is an academic instrument developed by the British Council in conjunction with the UANL. The minimum score for admission is 50.
  • Proficiency in the psychometric exam and psychological interview,which evaluates among other items, tolerance, empathy, capacity for analysis, synthesis and to work under pressure.
  • In the event of foreign applicants, deliver in addition:
  • Immigration status to verify the legal stay in the country.
  • Proof of Spanish language proficiency granted by the UANL.
  • Letter of economic solvency in the event of not having a scholarship.

Particular requirements

  • Letter of the explanatory statement for entry addressed to the Committee of Specialization.
  • Three letters of academic recommendation from teachers who do not belong to the Committee of Specialization.
  • Propaedeutic Course with a knowledge review of Clinical Nutrition with minimum approval of 80 out of 100.
  • Interview with the Committee of Specialization.

Study Plan of the Specialty in Clinical Nutrition

Program coordinator

ENC. María del Carmen Mata Obregón, E.D.
E-mail: maria.mataob@uanl.mx
Telephone: (81) 13 40 48 90 ext. 1913 ó 3037

Master of Science in Nutrition

Study Plan Master of Science in Nutrition

General Objective

To contribute to the improvement of the health of individuals and to the development and wellness of the population in Mexico through the training of human resources who can be leaders in Scientific research and teaching in Nutrition, with solution skills for food and nutrition problems.

Vision

To become the best Science in Nutrition Program in the country, recognized by the excellence of professors, students, and by the academic, scientific and social relevance.

Mission

To train human resources to be leaders in scientific research and nutrition teaching, capable of solving dietary and nutrition problems, to contribute the improvement of health in population, the development and social well being in Mexico.

Specific Objectives

  1. Generate scientific knowledge of vanguard in the area of food and nutrition through the active participation of teachers and students in the program.
  2. Involve students in the lines of generation and application of knowledge for their development and consolidation.
  3. Enter and maintain the mastery of the National Register of Graduate Quality.
  4. Ensure the entry of professionals in the area of teaching that comply with the requirements of the program.
  5. Contribute to the efficiency and consolidation of the postgraduate systems from the FASPYN and the UANL.
  6. Be the basis for the creation of the Master Degree in Nutrition (professionalizing) and for the Doctorate in Science, considering the postgraduate system of the Faculty and the UANL.
  7. Implement the modality of Master in Sciences in a bi-national option with the Texas Woman’s University.

Learning outcomes and intended qualifications profile

A graduate of the Master of Science in Nutrition:

  1. Uses border, multi- and interdisciplinary knowledge with a critical attitude to analyse biochemical, metabolic and molecular nutrition processes.
  2. Knows and applies the methods used to evaluate the condition of nutritional status of each patient, with the best techniques to establish a diagnosis and appropriate nutritional care.
  3. Applies the scientific research method in a critical way for the resolution of nutritional problems.
  4. Uses leading-edge knowledge in the area of nutrition with academic and professional commitment to perform teaching labour.
  5. Applies the knowledge of nutrition to depth, research skills and the capacity of resolution of problems with concrete proposals for a better performance of his/her profession.
  6. Develops Intervention Strategies In Food, Nutrition and nutritional care, with ethics and social commitment for the resolution of food and nutritional problems.
  7. Presents and publishes the results of his/her research to the scientific community, in a timely manner for its dissemination.
  8. Disseminates advances in nutrition science to the general population with clarity, to contribute to the improvement of knowledge and the health status of the population.
  9. Interacts with the different sectors of society, involved in the field of food and nutrition, with professionalism and human commitment for decision-making that impacts on the wellbeing of society.

Program

Studying is a full-time activity, and teaching events are scheduled on weekdays from 8:00 to 18:00 hrs. All courses require the presence of the students. The extent of studies is measured by credit units, which comply with UANL post-graduate guidelines. The student must complete in two years of full-time study a total of 80 ECTS.

Admissions requirements

General Requirements

  • Copy of the Bachelor degree in Nutrition and Professional Credentials or a copy of the of professional examination act; and in the case of an intern, he/she has a period of one year to receive the Title as from the date of registration, otherwise the student will be expulsed.
  • Application for admission to postgraduate studies.
  • Payment of pre-registration in the Scholar and File Department of the FASPYN.
  • Updated Birth Certificate.
  • Copy of the Single Population Registration Identity Card (CURP).
  • Health certificate issued by an official institution.
  • Copy of kardexdegree with a minimum average of 80.
  • Curriculum vitae with copy of support documents.
  • Letter of commitment from: academic responsibility, economic solvency and good conduct.
  • Seven small-size photos in colour (no scanned pohots).
  • Approval of the National Examination for Admission to Postgraduate studies (EXANI (III), which consists of five modules, among them, mathematical and analytical thinking; oral and written comprehension in Spanish language. In addition, a section of the English language. The minimum score for admission is 900 points out of a maximum of 1,450 points.
  • Approval of the competency examination in English (EXCI), which is an academic instrument developed by the British Council in conjunction with the UANL. The minimum score for admission is 50.
  • Proficiency in the psychometric exam and psychological interview,which evaluates among other items, tolerance, empathy, capacity for analysis, synthesis and to work under pressure.
  • In the event of foreign applicants, deliver in addition:
  • Immigration status to verify the legal stay in the country.
  • Proof of Spanish language proficiency granted by the UANL.
  • Letter of economic solvency in the event of not having a scholarship.

Particular requirements

  • Having completed undergraduate studies in the disciplines of Nutrition, Health Sciences or related areas.
  • Two letters of recommendation from recognized specialists in their area of food, nutrition or health.
  • Letter of statement of reasons for his/her entrance into the program.
  • Letter of full-time dedication commitment
  • Interview with the Evaluation Committee of the Program of Master of Nutrition Sciences.

Study Plan Master of Science in Nutrition

Program Coordinator

Dr. Zacarías Jiménez Salas
E-mail: zacarias.jimenezs@uanl.mx
Telephone: (81) 13 40 48 90 ext. 3046 y 1911

Master of Science in Public Health

Study Plan Master of Science in Public Health

General Objective

To provide a comprehensive university training with key focus on the solution of public health problems, through competencies in research, management, teaching and dissemination at a level of excellence; at the same time, develop in the individual, his/her innovative capacity and encourage critical attitude and autonomous learning.

Vision

The Master of Science in Public Health program is recognized  by the excellence of professors and students, and its social, humanistic and scientific relevance, as a superior educational program of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon with the highest national prestige.

Mission

To train teachers and public health science researchers, capable of development in knowledge-based society, with wide understanding of regional, national and international public health situation, demonstrating acadmic values and principles, committed with the improvement of public health. Creation of social, humanistic and scientific knowledge in the Public Health field as a permanent activity for the improvement of public health, contribuiting to the steady progress of quality postgraduate education.

Program

The program is a cross-institution collaboration between the Faculty of Public Health and Nutrition, the Faculty of Odonthology and Faculty of Psychology; and effective August 2015, the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing. Studying is a full-time activity, and teaching events are scheduled on weekdays from 8:00 to 18:00 hrs. All courses require the presence of the students. The extent of studies is measured by credit units, which comply with UANL post-graduate guidelines. The student must complete in two years of full-time study a total of 84 ECTS according to the 2015-updated study plan.

Learning outcomes and intended qualifications profile

To student who has completed the Master of Science in Public Health can:

  1. Prioritize problems and health needs from different public health perspective areas in order to provide an organized social response.
  2. Apply epistemological, theoretical, methodological and technical foundations of qualitative and quantitative research to analyse the health-disease process of a globalized society.
  3. Evaluate health services, implementation of health policies and financial resources management for the solution of health problems.
  4. Design educational programs to satisfy the educational programme needs of different society sectors.
  5. Publish research results to encourage the dissemination of knowledge using oral and written formats for the scientific community, decision-makers, interested groups and general population.
  6. Apply the pursuit of knowledge in an autonomous way to resolve problems by himself/herself.

Admissions requirements

General Requirements 

  • Payment of pre-registration in the Scholar and File Department of the FASPYN.
  • Updated Birth Certificate.
  • Copy of the Single Population Registration Identity Card (CURP).
  • Health certificate issued by an official institution.
  • Copy of kardexdegree with a minimum average of 80.
  • Curriculum vitae with copy of support documents.
  • Letter of commitment from: academic responsibility, economic solvency and good conduct.
  • Seven small-size photos in colour (no scanned pohots).
  • Approval of the National Examination for Admission to Postgraduate studies (EXANI (III), which consists of five modules, among them, mathematical and analytical thinking; oral and written comprehension in Spanish language. In addition, a section of the English language. The minimum score for admission is 900 points out of a maximum of 1,450 points.
  • Approval of the competency examination in English (EXCI), which is an academic instrument developed by the British Council in conjunction with the UANL. The minimum score for admission is 50.
  • Proficiency in the psychometric exam and psychological interview,which evaluates among other items, tolerance, empathy, capacity for analysis, synthesis and to work under pressure.
  • In the event of foreign applicants, deliver in addition:
  • Immigration status to verify the legal stay in the country.
  • Proof of Spanish language proficiency granted by the UANL.
  • Letter of economic solvency in the event of not having a scholarship.

Particular requirements

  • Presenting a letter of statement of reasons for his/her entrance into the program.
  • Interview with the Committee of the Educational Program, based on pre-established format.
  • Two letters of recommendation from recognized specialists in their area of study interest within the public health.
  • In addition, all applicants must take a propaedeutic course of 30 hours, in which the following ten criteria is evaluated: punctuality, support, proactive participation, team work, use of information technology, grammar, spelling, ability to work in team, adherence to instructions for preparation and submission of evidence in the established time. The minimum score for accreditation is 80 (on a scale of 0 to 100).

Study Plan Master of Science in Public Health

Program Coordinator

Dr. en Med. Georgina Mayela Núñez Rocha
E-mail: geogina.nuñezr@uanl.mx
Telephone: (81) 13 40 48 90 ext. 3039, 1902

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