Alternative Nutrition


Basic Sciences



Contact hours – lectures:


Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical exercises:


Contact hours – clinical practice:


Holder of subject:

Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Assistant Professor

Education providers:

  • Dr Cirila Hlastan Ribič, Assistant Professor
  • Rok Poličnik, Assistant

Level of study:

First Bologna cycle professional education study program





Subject specific competences:

The student:

  • Student recognizes different types of alternative nutrition – complementary, and their effect on health.
  • Student adopts understanding religious, ethical, cultural, historical, health and the other reasons for alternative nutrition.
  • Students be able to recognize positive and negative effects of alternative nutrition.
  • Students recognize basic definitions of alternative nutrition of healthy, sick and handicapped population.


Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Mahan K, Escott-Stump S. Krause's Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy (12th ed). W B Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 2008.       
  • Whitney E.N., Cataldo C.B., Rolfes S.R., 2006. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition. West/Wadsworth, seventh edition,  958 s.
  • Referenčne vrednosti za vnos hranil / Referenzwerte für die nährstoffzufuhr / Nemška družba za prehrano (DGE) (Oblikovanje, razvoj in prevod: Delovna skupina za pripravo "Referenčnih vrednosti za vnos hranil"). 1. izdaja prevoda v Sloveniji, Ljubljana,  2003.

Recommended references:

  • Gibney M.J., Margetts B.M., Kearney J.M., Arab L. 2004. Public Health Nutrition. Great Britain, Blackwell Publishing: 378 p.

Study obligations:

  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • seminar work

Assessment methods:

  • written examination (100%)