Alternative nutrition
 
Module: Basic Sciences
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor
Year of study: Third
Alternative nutrition
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor
Education providers:
  • Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor
  • Rok Poličnik, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
  • Students learn about different types of alternative or complementary diets and their effect on health.
  • Students gain an understanding of religious, ethical, cultural, historical, health and other reasons for alternative nutrition.
  • Students are able to recognize the positive and negative effects of alternative nutrition.
  • Students recognize the basic definitions of alternative nutrition in healthy, sick and vulnerable population groups.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • Students obtain the theoretical knowledge and skills to establish a critical attitude and understanding of alternative diets.
  • Students recognize the positive and negative effects of alternative nutrition, especially in special nutritional conditions.
Mandatory references:
  • Mahan, K. & Escott-Stump, S., 2008. Krause's Food, Nutrition  Diet Therapy. 12th ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company.      
  • Whitney, E.N., Cataldo, C.B. & Rolfes, S.R., 2006. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition. 7th ed. Belmont: Thomson/Wadsworth. 
  • Ministrstvo za zdravje Republike Slovenije, 2003. Referenčne vrednosti za vnos hranil / Referenzwerte für die nährstoffzufuhr. Ljubljana: Ministrstvo za zdravje Republike Slovenije.
Recommended references:
  • Gibney, M.J., Margetts, B.M., Kearney, J.M. & Arab, L., 2004. Public Health Nutrition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Study obligations:
  • 100% obligatory attendance at the seminars
  • 50% attendance at lectures
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)