Nutrition and Medical Dietetics


Basic Sciences



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Holder of subject:

Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor
  • Rok Poličnik, Assistant

Level of study:

First Bologna cycle professional education study program





Subject specific competences:

The student:

  • basics of nutritional support to an organism in different periods of lifetime, physical conditions and diseases;
  • basic definitions and metabolism of healthy, handicapped and sick population;
  • significancance of clinical nutrition as an integral part of preventive and curative medicine;
  • significance of clinical nutrition knowledge;
  • specifics of clinical nutrition activities in health care system of Slovenia.
  • discriminate between the nutrition of healthy, handicapped and sick population;
  • application of basic principles of clinical nutrition in practice;
  • allowing for the agents of health care system in applying the skills and knowledge of clinical nutrition in practice.

Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Pokorn, D. Dietna prehrana bolnika (1st reprint). Ljubljana: Marbona; 2005.
  • Pokorn D. Prehrana v različnih življenskih obdobjih. (1st reprint). Ljubljana: Marbona; 2004.
  • Mahan K, Escott-Stump S. Krause's Food, Nutrition & Diet therapy (12th ed). St. Louis: Sounders Elsevier; 2008.
  • Rolfes SR, Pinna K, Whitney EN. Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition. Belmont: Wadsworth; 2005.

Recommended references:

  • Sobotka L. Basics in clinical nutrition. 3th ed. Praga: Galen; 2004.
  • Nix S. Williams' Basic Nutrition And Diet Therapy. 12th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby Inc., Elsevier Science; 2005.
  • Peckenpaugh NJ. Nutrition Essentials and Diet Therapy. 10th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier; 2007.

Study obligations:

  • 30% obligatory attendance at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • seminar work

Assessment methods:

  • written examination (80%)
  • assignments (20%)