Nursing care of internal disease patients
Module: Nursing care
Contact hours – lectures: 80
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Sanela Pivač, Assistant Professor
Katja Vrankar, Lecturer
Marija Mulej, Lecturer
Katarina Osolnik, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: Second
Internal medicine with neurology, dermatology and venereology, infectious diseases and transfusion medicine
Contact hours – lectures: 50
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Katarina Osolnik, Senior Lecturer
Marija Mulej, Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Katarina Osolnik, Senior Lecturer
  • Marija Mulej, Lecturer
  • Dr Tanja Planinšek Ručigaj, Assistant Professor
  • Dr Tomaž Pogačnik, Professor
  • Dr Bojana Beović, Associate Professor
  • Irena Bricl, Senior Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: Students:
  • learn about the symptoms and signs of a patient with internal disease;
  • learn about the risk factors for internal disease (smoking, drug abuse, occupational exposure, obesity...) and ways of eliminating them;
  • learn about the basic diagnostic tests in internal medicine and are able to perform some of them (measuring blood pressure, ECG, spirometry, PEF, 6-minute walk test);
  • become familiar with the ways of preparing a patient for diagnostic examinations in internal medicine (endoscopy, puncture, biopsy);
  • learn about the principles of bacteriological diagnostics, including tuberculosis, and are able to take microbiological samples;
  • learn the principles of treatment with inhaled medicines and how to implement it;
  • learn the principles of oxygen therapy and how to implement it;
  • become familiar with rehabilitation principles of patients with internal disease.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • application of nursing care theories in community nursing;
  • application of work methods in outpatient clinic nursing care;
  • application of nursing care procedures with documentation in outpatient care;
  • application of work performance principles to ensure high-quality and effective nursing interventions in outpatient clinics;
  • individual community nursing plans for all treated persons;
  • use of nursing diagnoses in community nursing.
Mandatory references:
  • Krajnc, I. & Pečovnik Balon, B., 2000. Interna medicina. Maribor: Univerza v Mariboru, Visoka zdravstvena šola.
Recommended references:
  • Kocijančič, A., Mrevlje, F., Štajer , D., et al., 2005. Interna medicina. 3. izd. Ljubljana: Littera Picta.
Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (100%)