PhD study program: Innovative technologies on Food and Nutrition

Ordinal number

Code

Course

Semester

Status

ECTS credits

First year
1 ITHN - 01 Scientific-research methods in food technology and nutrition, data analysis and biostatistics 1 C 7
2 ITHN - 02 Achievements in food science and nutrition 1 C 7
3 ITHN (03 or 04)2 Elective course 1 E 7
4-8 ITHN хх-уу1

Elective courses (group 1 and 2)

1, 2 E 5x5
9 ITHN-DA 1-9 Аdditional activities* 1, 2 E 14
Total number of ECTS credits 60
Second year
10  ITHN - PP Doctoral dissertation (pilot project)  3 C 25
11  ITHN - NIR Doctoral dissertation - scientific-research work  4 C 25
12  ITHN-DA 1-9 Аdditional activities*  3, 4 E 10
  Total number of ECTS credits 60
Third year  
13 ITHN - NIR Doctoral dissertation - scientific-research work 5 C 25
14 ITHN-DA 1-9 Аdditional activities*  5 E 5
15 ITHN-DD Doctoral dissertation - written and defense 6 C 30
   Total number of ECTS credits  60
  Total number of ECTS credits 180

*Аdditional activities (code: ITHN-DA 1-9):

1.      Publication in journal with impact factor = 10 credits

2.      Publication in journal with international peer review = 5 credits

3.      Publication in Proceedings of international scientific conference = 3 credits

4.      Publication in Proceedings of domestic scientific conference = 2 credits

5.      Participation in teaching curricula (first and second cycle of studies) = 5 credits/course

6.      Scientific seminar/tribuna organized by candidate = 3 credits

7.      Participation in scientific tribuna/seminar/debate = 2 credits

8.      Internal mobility of the students to other academic institution= 10 credits/semester

9.      External mobility of the student = 5 credits/1 month in foreign institution

 

1 The student chooses one ITHN xx-yy course in the first semester and three courses in second semester from the suggested module 1 and 2 list depending on which module the student attends. One additional elective course (group 2) should be selected from the list of elective courses offered from other departments of  the university or from the other public universities in Republic of Macedonia. 

2 The student selects ITHN - 03 or ITHN - 04 from the suggested module 1 and 2 list depending on which module the student attends.

 

Table 1a. Elective courses from module 1 (group 1)

Ordinal number

Code

Elective courses - Module 1

ECTS credits

1 ITHN - 03 Innovative technologies and minimal processing in food production
2 ITHN - 05  Novel and functional food
3 ITHN - 06  Organic, quality and safe food
4 ITHN - 07  Chemistry of important food components
5 ITHN - 08 Biochemistry of important compounds in food
6 ITHN - 09  Microbiology of food
7 ITHN - 10  Oxidants and antioxidants (natural and synthetic)
8 ITHN - 11  Trends in food technologies of plant origin 
9 ITHN - 12  Trends in food technologies of animal origin 
10 ITHN - 13  Trends in biotechnological processes 
11 ITHN - 14  Entrepreneurship and marketing research of foodstuffs
12 ITHN - 15  Food contact materials, novel packaging systems and trends in food industry (advanced level)
13 ITHN - 16  Nanotechnologies and food
14 ITHN - 17  Modern instrumental methods and techniques for food analysis
15 ITHN - 18  Advanced inforamtion technology in data analysis
16 ITHN - 19  Modelling and optimizing in food technology
17 ITHN - 20  Model and process of nutritional care and pathophysiological mechanisms of nutritionally-related diseases 
18 ITHN - 32  Diagnosis of pesticide residues in food of different origin
19 ITHN - 33  Robotics in food technology

 

  Table 1b. Elective courses from module 2 (group 1)

Ordinal number

Code

Elective courses - Module 2

ECTS credits

1 ITHN - 04 Pathophysiology, model and process of nutritional care
2 ITHN - 21  Nutritional immunology
3 ITHN - 07  Chemistry of important food components
4 ITHN - 08  Biochemistry of important compounds in food
5 ITHN - 05 Novel and functional food
6 ITHN - 06  Organic, quality and safe food
7 ITHN - 10  Oxidants and antioxidants (natural and synthetic)
8 ITHN - 22 Nutritional therapy in chronic renal disease
9 ITHN - 23  Nutrition, osteoporosis and healthy aging
10 ITHN - 24  Mutagenic and carcinogenic substances in food
11 ITHN - 25  Nutrition and cardiovascular diseases
12 ITHN - 26  Nutrition and diabetes
13 ITHN - 27  Herbal remedies and medicinal herbs
14 ITHN - 28  Holistic approach - Integrated research in recreational medicine and nutrition
15 ITHN - 14  Entrepreneurship and marketing research of foodstuffs
16 ITHN - 18  Advanced information technology in data analysis
17 ITHN - 29  Innovative techniques for production of food with optimal nutritional value
18 ITHN - 30  Modelling and optimizing in nutrition
19 ITHN - 31  Obesity and malnutrition - Nutritional approach to the double burden of disease


The allocation of courses and credits is in accordance with the Regulation on the conditions, criteria and rules for enrollment and study in the third cycle of studies at the University "Ss. Kliment Ohridski "- Bitola (Article 14 and Article 15).

 

 

 

 

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