Clinical assessment and planning of health measures for the prevention and control of chronic diseases

Study field:  

Holder of subject:

Dr Antonija Poplas Susič, Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Antonija Poplas Susič, Professor

Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical training:


Other forms of organized study work:


Individual student work:



Level of study:

Second cycle study program Advanced Nursing Care





Subject specific competences:


  • Achieve to recognize approaches to holistic prevention
  • Achieve to recognize the tools for dealing with chronic diseases (most common)
  • Achieve to recognize the need to use individual and targeted patient approach – patient as a person with chronic disease and a member of the community.

Mandatory and recommended references:






  • Reynolds, R., Dennis, S., Hasan, I. et al. A systematic review of chronic disease management interventions in primary care. BMC Fam Pract 19, 11 (2018).
  • Vos, T., Barber, R.M., Bell, B., Bertozzi-Villa, A., Biryukov, S., Bolliger, I., et al., 2015. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study 2013. Lancet. 2015. doi:
  • Dennis, S., 2016. Secondary prevention of chronic health conditions in patients with multimorbidity: what can physiotherapists do? J Comorb. 2016. doi:
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chronic diseases. 2015. Available at: . Accessed 5 Apr 2016.
  • Baptista, D.R., Wiens, A., Pontarolo, R., Regis, L., Reis, W.C. & Correr, C.J., 2016. The chronic care model for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2016; doi:
  • Dauvrin, M. & Lorant, V., 2016. Cultural competence and social relationships: a social network analysis. Int Nurs Rev. 2016; doi:

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:


Assessment methods:

  • Case study from the student's work environment - 50%,
    Written or oral exam - 50%.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, seminars, individual student work.