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:


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Individual student work:




Level of study:

Second cycle study program Nursing


Winter / Summer



Subject specific competences:

Help students develop the competences to independently and professionally implement evidence-based interventions. Students:

  • learn the importance of healthy nutrition for maintaining and improving health, to acquire the skills for promoting a healthy diet and for planning a balanced diet throughout different life periods;
  • become familiar with recommended diets for different age groups and for people with special nutritional requirements;
  • learn about the risks and diseases connected with poor nutrition;
  • learn how to meet specific nutritional needs of different subjects independently, critically, and professionally;
  • acquire the ability of solving problems professionally and by using a multidisciplinary approach;
  • adopt a professional and supportive relationship with coworkers, students, and other team members.

Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Whitney EN, Cataldo CB, Rolfes SR. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition, 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth; 2006.
  • Mahan LK, Escott-Stump S. Krause's Food, Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 12th ed. Philadelphia:  Saunders; 2008. 
  • Referenčne vrednosti za vnos hranil, 1st ed. Ljubljana:  Ministrstvo za zdravje; 2004.

Recommended references:

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Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Fully completed study obligations of 1st and 2nd semesters.

Assessment methods:

  • written examination – 60%,
  • research contribution – 40%.

Teaching methods:

Lectures, problem-based learning, group work.