Community health care and community nursing care


Clinical Module

Holder of subject:

Dr Danica Rotar Pavlič, Professor
Dr Joy Merrell, Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Danica Rotar Pavlič, Professor
  • Dr Joy Merrell, Professor
  • Jožica Ramšak Pajk, MSc, Senior Lecturer, Assistant

Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – exercises:


Individual student work:




Level of study:

Second cycle study program Nursing





Subject specific competences:

By students developing such competencies, they will be able to act independent, professional and on principles of evidence based practice
  • Will be able to act independently, be critical and adopt a professional approach to all clients in community nursing care
  • Will be able to promote health, informed by theoretical and evidence based  approaches
  • Will promote multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working
  • Will have professional, supportive relationship with co-workers, students and other team members

Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Navodilo za izvajanje preventivnega zdravstvenega varstva na primarni ravni. Uradni list RS, št. 19/98 in 47/98.
  • Zakon o zdravstvenem varstvu in zdravstvenem zavarovanju. Uradni list RS, št. 9/92, 13/93, 9/96 in 29/98.
  • Nacionalni program zdravstvenega varstva Republike Slovenije – zdravje za vse do leta 2004. Uradni list RS št. 49/2000.
  • World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe Copenhagen, Health 21: the health for all policy framework for the WHO European Region; 1999.
  • Maurer FA, Smith CM. Community/public health nursing practice: health for families and populations. St. Louis:  Elsevier/Saunders; 2005.
  • Sines D, Appleby FM, Frost M. Community health care nursing. Oxford, Malden: Blackwell; 2005.
  • Affara FA. ICN framework and core competencies for the family nurse: Geneva: International Council of Nurses; 2003.
  • Šušteršič O, Horvat M, Cibic D, Peternelj A, Brložnik M. Patronažno varstvo in patronažna zdravstvena nega – nadgradnja in prilagajanje novim izzivom. Utrip, 2007.

Recommended references:

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Conditions for the inclusion in the study:

Basic nursing qualification.

Assessment methods:

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

Teaching methods:

Lectures, group work, role playing, practical exercises.