Nutrition II


Clinical Module

Holder of subject:

Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Associate Professor

Contact hours - lectures:


Contact hours - seminar:


Contact hours - exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Second cycle study program Nursing


Winter / Summer



Subject specific competences:

  • Students recognize definitions used in nutrition and the key issues.
  • Students demonstrate advanced knowledge of human nutrition as regards food, diet and health at biological, social and policy levels.
  • Assess critically, select and apply a range of appropriate skills and techniques of assessment nutritional status of patients; including: anthropometry, dietary analysis, statistics, epidemiology, qualitative methods, research, computing and information retrieval.
  • Students recognize the individual and ecological models which have been developed in order to affect change in people's eating patterns.
  • Interpret and synthesise the different types of data used to analyse and assess nutritional problems.
  • Identify and formulate appropriate responses and interventions to address nutritional problems, taking into account special diet needs and social policy contexts.
  • Students recognize basics of nutritional support to an organism in different periods of lifetime, physical conditions and diseases.
  • Students recognize basic definitions and metabolism of healthy and handicapped population.


Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Mahan K, Escott-Stump S. Krause's Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy. 12th ed. Philadelphia: W B Saunders Company;  2008.
  • Whitney EN, Cataldo CB, Rolfes SR. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition. Belmont, CA : Thomson/Wadsworth; cop. 2006
  • Referenčne vrednosti za vnos hranil. Ljubljana : Ministrstvo za zdravje; 2004.


Recommended references:

  • Food and Health in Europe, a new basis for action, WHO, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, WHO Regional Publications, European Series , No. 96, 2004.

Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

No specific prerequisites.

Assessment methods:

Written examination – 100%.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, problem-based learning, group work.