Subject: Bromatology and Nutrition

Scientific Area:



60 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Know and understand the importance of bromatology in nutritional analysis.
2 - Distinguir e conhecer os instrumentos e metodologias utilizadas na análise nutricional.
3 - Understand the nutritional composition and quality indicators of food and food products.
4 - Knowing how to interpret nutritional composition data.
5 - Conhecer o impacto dos nutrientes e eventuais contaminantes na alimentação humana ou animal.
6 - Conhecer a relevante legislação em vigor.
7 - Know how to analyze and interpret the results obtained and related statistical data.
8 - Properly mobilize the acquired knowledge and skills.
9 - Desenvolver capacidades para interpretar, avaliar, decidir e intervir responsavelmente em situações relacionadas com a futura atividade profissional.
10 - Develop and demonstrate initiative, autonomy and work habits.


1 - Theoretical contents (18h): Principles and fundamentals of bromatology.
2 - Methodologies and tools for bromatological and nutritional analysis.
3 - Caracterização nutricional dos alimentos. Composição nutricional: Proteína; Lípidos; hidratos de carbono; Minerais; Vitaminas; Polifenóis e outros compostos.
4 - Human nutrition. Essential Nutrients.
5 - Quality control of food products.
6 - Labeling and legislation in force.
7 - Data analysis and statistics.
8 - Applied Contents (42h): Applied laboratory activities to illustrate and explain the courses theoretical contents.


Bolzan, R. C. , 2013 , Bromatologia , In e-Tec Brasil. Colégio Agrícola de Frederico Westphalen
Marwaha, K. , 2010 , Control and Analysis for Food and Agricultural Products , GENE-TECH BOOKS
Otles, S. , 2005 , Methods of Analysis of FoodComponents and Additives , Taylor & Francis

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The aim is to acquire and apply the knowledge foreseen in the course?s objectives and syllabus contents, through an active and interdisciplinary methodology. The student must learn the basic concepts and know-how to relate them to each other, proceeding with their reinforcement, through applied learning using available tools and study visits to concrete situations of the future professional activity. To achieve the objectives and implement the syllabus, the UC's contact hours are scheduled as follows: Theoretical-practical teaching: 18 hours; Practical and laboratory teaching: 32 hours; and Field work: 10 hours. The evaluation will include several moments of evaluation applied to the theoretical-practical components, laboratory practices and field work (e.g. frequencies, works and reports), any of the elements cannot exceed a weighting of 50%. the theoretical-practical elements can be retrieved in resource.