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Degree Programme in Social Services

Degree:
Bachelor of Health Care

Degree title:
sosionomi (AMK), Bachelor of Social Services

Credits:
210 ects

Objectives

Bachelors of Social Services support, counsel and take care people in different situations in their life. They promote growth and wellbeing and support people’s life management.

You learn to encounter people who have challenging situations in their life and support them in different turning points. You learn to create equal relationships with your clients and their close relatives. You are able to use different methods in your work. You are able to advise your clients to search for services and you know social legislation.

After graduation you apply the competences gained in your practical work in the field of social work and develop the work and practices of this field.

Degree programme description

The Degree Programme in Social Services covers 210 ECTS credits and completing the bachelor’s degree takes 3.5 years. The curriculum of the degree programme bases on the following national level of competences for the bachelor’s degree in social services:

• Ethical competence
• Client work
• Service systems
• Critical and participatory social competence
• Research, development and innovation competence
• Work community, management and entrepreneurship competence

In addition, the generic learning outcomes at Xamk comprise the following competences: learning competence, ethical competence, working community competence, innovation competence and international competence.

Practical training comprises 45 ECTS credits. You can strengthen and complement your core competence by studying, for example, nature-based rehabilitation, media skills in social services or child and family based work. There is also a wide range of optional studies and studies that reflect the Xamk strategy and are offered to all students. These include, for example, Russia studies, entrepreneurship studies and digital competence studies.


Implementation of studies and flexible learning tracks

The Degree Programme in Social Services makes use of various teaching and learning methods, including lectures, independent studies, exams, group work, online studies as well as projects and assignments which are carried out in cooperation with the working life. The Moodle online learning environment and Adobe Connect web conferencing platform are used to support studying. You also have the possibility to gain international experience through a student exchange period or practical training abroad.

There are both full-time and blended studies available in the Degree Programme in Social Services. Blended studies enable combining your work and studies. Online teaching and eLearning environments are in use on many courses when studying part-time. Practical training covers 45 ECTS credits (31 weeks) both in full-time and blended studies. The practical training comprises four separate training periods.

Career opportunities

The job title after graduation can be, for example, social advisor, counsellor in charge, service supervisor, family worker, kindergarten teacher, project worker and service home manager. The number of job titles for social service professionals with a bachelor’s degree has decreased in recent years, and most typically, in compliance with the current legislation, the title will be social service supervisor.

The employment situation of the graduates of social services is good, and over 80% of the graduated students find a job right after graduation. Many students find a job even before their graduation. Even though the employment prospects are relatively good, fixed-term contracts of employment and short periods of unemployment between the working periods are typical among social service workers.

RDI and cooperation with world of work

A part of your studies is completed outside the classroom, in practical training and in different kinds of projects. Simulated environments and online environments (Ecampus) are also used.

Social services, full-time studies

Social services, full-time studies
Social services, full-time studies

Social services, full-time studies
Social services, full-time studies

Social services, full-time studies
Social services, full-time studies

Social services, full-time studies
Social services, full-time studies

Social services, full-time studies
Social services, full-time studies

Social services, full-time studies
Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Hannele Ylönen
Responsible person

Hannele Ylönen

Student groups
  • SOMI22KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Materials

Study materials compiled and made by the teacher and students can be found on the Learn-platform and in the Teams-application of the course.

Teaching methods

Working week-based learning way:
The student participates in the instruction set out in the timetable.

Learning path to accelerate studies:
Contact the teacher of the course well before the start of the course to find out the expeditious study option.

Learning path integrated into work:
Contact the teacher of the course well before the start of the course to determine:
• whether a learning path integrated into work in your own work assignment is possible
• what kind of displays of your competence you can give
• what parts of the course you may need to complete in addition to taking part in teaching.

Employer connections

Exercises in sectoral English communication to work-life needs.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Katriina Kärkkäinen
Responsible person

Katriina Kärkkäinen

Student groups
  • SOKT22KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 30.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Katriina Kärkkäinen
Responsible person

Katriina Kärkkäinen

Student groups
  • SOKT22SP
    Social services, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Mariya Loginova
Responsible person

Mariya Loginova

Student groups
  • SOMI22SP
    Social Services, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Materials

Online material in Learn compiled by the teacher and the students.

Employer connections

Work-related communication tasks in English.

Exam schedules

Continuous assessment and exam in the end of the course.

Student workload

5 credits = 135h of student work.

Content scheduling

Essential professional vocabulary
Communication in practical professional situations
Information search

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment and exam
Assessment is based on the European frame of reference level B2

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Anna-Elina Hirvonen
Responsible person

Anna-Elina Hirvonen

Student groups
  • SOMI21KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

03.01.2023 - 15.03.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Pia Hannula
Responsible person

Pia Hannula

Student groups
  • SOKT21SP
    Social services, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
  • roo.sv
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Anna-Elina Hirvonen
Responsible person

Anna-Elina Hirvonen

Student groups
  • SOMI21SP

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

20.02.2023 - 05.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Eija Karjalainen
Responsible person

Eija Karjalainen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

14.03.2023 - 31.03.2023

Timing

09.05.2023 - 21.08.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You know the basics, targets and working methods of preventive work among children, youth and families.

You become familiar with the legislation of preventive work among children, youth and families.

You can recognize resources and challenges in the growth and everyday environments of children and youth.

You can use preventive and multidisciplinary work while working with families.

You can use preventive methods in preventive work among children, youth and families.

Content

What are the basics, targets and working methods of preventive child care?

What is the legislation of preventive childcare?

How to identify resources and challenges in the growth and growth environment of children, youth and families?

How do you use preventive and multidisciplinary working methods while working with families?

How to use preventive methods in preventive child care?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

14.03.2023 - 31.03.2023

Timing

15.05.2023 - 20.08.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Leila Pekonen
Responsible person

Leila Pekonen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You are aware of the individual and special needs of children and the youth.You can support individual growth and learning abilities of each child.You know the service system of special education from early childhood education up to secondary school education.You can define basic concepts and describe professional practices related with special education.You can utilizise family-centred orientation as part of supporting children.You know essential methods of special education.

Content

What kind of special needs can children and young people have?How can we support growth and learning abilities of children and young people?What is the service system of special education like and how law and norms do guide special education?What are the basic concepts of special education?How is family-centered orientation taken into account within practices of special education?What kind of methods are used among special education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, good (3)

a. You can use professional vocabulary systematically. b. You can look for information in the key information sources of the field. c. You can identify interrelated tasks. d. You can work together with customers, users and target groups in the field of special education g. You can justify their actions according to the ethical principles of the professional field.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Anetta Väänänen
Responsible person

Anetta Väänänen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Mauno Saksio
  • Leila Pekonen
  • Tuula Tarhonen
Responsible person

Leila Pekonen

Student groups
  • SOMI20KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

After completing this training period you have skills:
- to estimate and survey the development needs, quality of the work, work communities and the services of your own field.
- to design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities.
- to survey ongoing research and development activities in your own field.
- to as far as possible apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and to report on development work.
- to identify the content and responsibilities of managerial work.
- to identify the significance of influencing work in social services.
- to assess your work and your ways of action.
- to assess your vocational strengths and development needs and you are able to develop them.

Content

How do you estimate and survey the development needs and the quality of the work, work communities and the services in your own field?
How do you design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities?
How do you survey ongoing research and development activities concerning your own field and apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and report on development work?
How do you study the content and responsibilities of managerial work?
How do you know the significance of influencing work in social services?
How do you assess your work and your ways of action?
How do you assess your vocational strengths and development needs and develop them?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Advanced professional practices practical training

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 21.12.2023

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Tia-Marika Sohlman
Responsible person

Tia-Marika Sohlman

Student groups
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

After completing this training period you have skills:
- to estimate and survey the development needs, quality of the work, work communities and the services of your own field.
- to design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities.
- to survey ongoing research and development activities in your own field.
- to as far as possible apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and to report on development work.
- to identify the content and responsibilities of managerial work.
- to identify the significance of influencing work in social services.
- to assess your work and your ways of action.
- to assess your vocational strengths and development needs and you are able to develop them.

Content

How do you estimate and survey the development needs and the quality of the work, work communities and the services in your own field?
How do you design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities?
How do you survey ongoing research and development activities concerning your own field and apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and report on development work?
How do you study the content and responsibilities of managerial work?
How do you know the significance of influencing work in social services?
How do you assess your work and your ways of action?
How do you assess your vocational strengths and development needs and develop them?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Advanced professional practices practical training

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Tuomo Paakkonen
Responsible person

Tia-Marika Sohlman

Student groups
  • SOKT20SP
    Social services, full-time studies

Objective

After completing this training period you have skills:
- to estimate and survey the development needs, quality of the work, work communities and the services of your own field.
- to design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities.
- to survey ongoing research and development activities in your own field.
- to as far as possible apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and to report on development work.
- to identify the content and responsibilities of managerial work.
- to identify the significance of influencing work in social services.
- to assess your work and your ways of action.
- to assess your vocational strengths and development needs and you are able to develop them.

Content

How do you estimate and survey the development needs and the quality of the work, work communities and the services in your own field?
How do you design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities?
How do you survey ongoing research and development activities concerning your own field and apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and report on development work?
How do you study the content and responsibilities of managerial work?
How do you know the significance of influencing work in social services?
How do you assess your work and your ways of action?
How do you assess your vocational strengths and development needs and develop them?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Advanced professional practices practical training

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Mauno Saksio
  • Leila Pekonen
Student groups
  • SOMI21SP

Objective

After completing this training period you have skills:
- to estimate and survey the development needs, quality of the work, work communities and the services of your own field.
- to design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities.
- to survey ongoing research and development activities in your own field.
- to as far as possible apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and to report on development work.
- to identify the content and responsibilities of managerial work.
- to identify the significance of influencing work in social services.
- to assess your work and your ways of action.
- to assess your vocational strengths and development needs and you are able to develop them.

Content

How do you estimate and survey the development needs and the quality of the work, work communities and the services in your own field?
How do you design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities?
How do you survey ongoing research and development activities concerning your own field and apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and report on development work?
How do you study the content and responsibilities of managerial work?
How do you know the significance of influencing work in social services?
How do you assess your work and your ways of action?
How do you assess your vocational strengths and development needs and develop them?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Advanced professional practices practical training

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023

Credits

10 op

RD proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Seija Nissinen
  • Leila Pekonen
Responsible person

Leila Pekonen

Student groups
  • SOMI20SP
    Social Services, full-time studies

Objective

After completing this training period you have skills:
- to estimate and survey the development needs, quality of the work, work communities and the services of your own field.
- to design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities.
- to survey ongoing research and development activities in your own field.
- to as far as possible apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and to report on development work.
- to identify the content and responsibilities of managerial work.
- to identify the significance of influencing work in social services.
- to assess your work and your ways of action.
- to assess your vocational strengths and development needs and you are able to develop them.

Content

How do you estimate and survey the development needs and the quality of the work, work communities and the services in your own field?
How do you design and develop the work and services in the social field together with the representatives of work communities?
How do you survey ongoing research and development activities concerning your own field and apply research and development methods and tools in the development work of the working life and report on development work?
How do you study the content and responsibilities of managerial work?
How do you know the significance of influencing work in social services?
How do you assess your work and your ways of action?
How do you assess your vocational strengths and development needs and develop them?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Advanced professional practices practical training

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

30.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Riitta-Liisa Jukarainen
  • Leila Pihlaja
Responsible person

Leila Pihlaja

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Teaching methods

Online studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

5 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Anne Ulmanen
  • Riitta Kuismin
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

14.03.2023 - 31.03.2023

Timing

02.05.2023 - 31.08.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Jari Huotari
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You know the construction, different parts and multi-sectoral environments of child and family-based work.
You know the principles of child welfare work process.
You know the principles of systematic and ethical child welfare work process.
You can apply the methods of child and family-oriented work in child welfare work to support the individual needs of children and families.
You are able to assess and develop your own work.

Content

What are the construction, different parts and multi-sectoral environments of child welfare and a family work?
How do you evaluate the needs of support together with the family and the child?
How do you plan and carry out child welfare work together with the families?
How do you assess and develop your own work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Knowledge base and work orientation, Professional interaction,
Counselling work with children and families

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Anne Ulmanen
Responsible person

Anne Ulmanen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You know the basics of child psychiatry.
You are aware of the challenges on mental health that families with children may experience.
You are able to identify children's behavioral disorders and know how they can be treated.
You know how to create a relationship of mutual cooperation and respect with a family are able to communicate with children as family members.
You are able to apply different functional methods when communicating with children.

Content

What impact do attachment and early interaction have on the development of a child's mental health?
What is attachment trauma?
What are the most typical challenges on mental health that families with children may encounter?
How can you identify children's behavioral disorder and help the child and their family?
How do create an atmosphere of cooperation with a family?
What functional methods can be used to support children's mental health?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 25.11.2022

Credits

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Sirpa Gardemeister
Responsible person

Sirpa Gardemeister

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

-

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Harri Mäkinen
  • Osku Kiri
Responsible person

Osku Kiri

Student groups
  • SOKT21SP
    Social services, full-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • SOKT21KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You are familiar with the theoretical background, concepts, definitions and essential types of media education.
You have an understanding of the outcomes of media education and a vision of implementing them.
You can critically assess your own relation to the media and have means to develop your skills in media literacy.
You are familiar with the (social) media production equipment available.
You are able to create a small media production.

Content

What are the theoretical basis, outcomes and concepts of media education (media, media education, media literacy, media culture)?
What are a person’s media relationship and the impacts of media like?
What are the methods of media education: analysis and interpretation of media texts and media production?
What kinds of media production equipment are there in the field of social media?
What are the principles of media production?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

15 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Harri Mäkinen
  • Osku Kiri
Responsible person

Osku Kiri

Student groups
  • SOKT20SP
    Social services, full-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

• You have more thorough understanding of one theoretical or practical theme in the field of media education.
• You are able to critically evaluate the outcomes and methods of the chosen theme of media education in its context.
• You are able to plan the implementation of the outcomes and methods of the chosen theme.

Content

You choose one or two optional themes of media education from the following:
1. What is media education for children (2.5 ECTS credits)
2. What is media education for young people (2.5 ECTS credits)
3. What is media education for adults (2.5 ECTS credits)
4. What are social media and digital action (2.5 ECTS credits)
5. How do I carry out advanced media analysis and a media production project (5 ECTS credits)
6. How do I carry out a development project of media education (5 ECTS credits)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Basics of media education, 5 ECTS credits, and Media production in social service, 5 ECTS credits

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

19.09.2022 - 09.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 20

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Anna-Kaarina Anttolainen
  • Riitta-Liisa Jukarainen
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Timing

02.05.2023 - 13.08.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 10

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Seija Nissinen
  • Lea Saari-Kääriäinen
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 31.07.2025

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Karoliina Rötkö
  • Lea Saari-Kääriäinen
Responsible person

Lea Saari-Kääriäinen

Student groups
  • SOMI22SP
    Social Services, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

03.01.2022 - 16.01.2022

Timing

23.01.2023 - 30.04.2025

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Karoliina Rötkö
  • Lea Saari-Kääriäinen
Responsible person

Lea Saari-Kääriäinen

Student groups
  • SOMI22KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 31.12.2025

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Johanna Jussila
Responsible person

Johanna Jussila

Student groups
  • SOKT22SP
    Social services, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

4 op

Mode of delivery

20 % Contact teaching, 80 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

25 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Miia Heikkinen
Responsible person

Miia Heikkinen

Student groups
  • SOKT23KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 31.07.2026

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Karoliina Rötkö
  • Lea Saari-Kääriäinen
Responsible person

Karoliina Rötkö

Student groups
  • SOMI23KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

05.01.2023 - 28.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

25 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Harri Mäkinen
  • Osku Kiri

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.02.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

1 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Open University of Applied Sciences
Teachers
  • Mauno Saksio
Responsible person

Mauno Saksio

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

-

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.10.2022

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Mirka Loponen
Responsible person

Maarit Vahvanen

Student groups
  • SOMI20KM
    Social Services, part-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You can apply social and health care legislation in the production of social and heath care services.

Content

What does the Act and Decree of the Private Social and Health Care Services say about the establishment, business operations and control of companies?
What do the self-monitoring plan and registering of the license application process involve?
What do entrepreneurs need to know about the Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services?
What do health and social care professionals need to know about the Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals and the Act on Health Care Professionals and what kind of professional competence is needed in social and health care companies?
What do entrepreneurs have to know about the Public Procurement ACt?
How do service providers act in terms of customer vouchers, personal budgets and policy frameworks?

Private Social Services Act
Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on private social services
Private Health Care Act
Decree on Private Health Care Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services
Act on the Status and Rights of Patients
Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals
Health Care Professionals Act
Public Procurement Act

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

The course requires completing basic professional studies so that students students are familiar with the Finnish social and health care service system and quality requirements and with the legislation related to the service system.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

01.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Mirka Loponen
Responsible person

Maarit Vahvanen

Student groups
  • SOMI20KM
    Social Services, part-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You can apply social and health care legislation in the production of social and heath care services.

Content

What does the Act and Decree of the Private Social and Health Care Services say about the establishment, business operations and control of companies?
What do the self-monitoring plan and registering of the license application process involve?
What do entrepreneurs need to know about the Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services?
What do health and social care professionals need to know about the Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals and the Act on Health Care Professionals and what kind of professional competence is needed in social and health care companies?
What do entrepreneurs have to know about the Public Procurement ACt?
How do service providers act in terms of customer vouchers, personal budgets and policy frameworks?

Private Social Services Act
Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on private social services
Private Health Care Act
Decree on Private Health Care Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services
Act on the Status and Rights of Patients
Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals
Health Care Professionals Act
Public Procurement Act

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

The course requires completing basic professional studies so that students students are familiar with the Finnish social and health care service system and quality requirements and with the legislation related to the service system.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

02.01.2023 - 23.05.2023

Credits

2 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Perttu Noponen
Responsible person

Perttu Noponen

Student groups
  • SOKT20SP
    Social services, full-time studies
  • SOMI20SP
    Social Services, full-time studies

Objective

You can apply social and health care legislation in the production of social and heath care services.

Content

What does the Act and Decree of the Private Social and Health Care Services say about the establishment, business operations and control of companies?
What do the self-monitoring plan and registering of the license application process involve?
What do entrepreneurs need to know about the Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services?
What do health and social care professionals need to know about the Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals and the Act on Health Care Professionals and what kind of professional competence is needed in social and health care companies?
What do entrepreneurs have to know about the Public Procurement ACt?
How do service providers act in terms of customer vouchers, personal budgets and policy frameworks?

Private Social Services Act
Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health on private social services
Private Health Care Act
Decree on Private Health Care Act on the Status and Rights of Clients in Social Welfare Services
Act on the Status and Rights of Patients
Act on Qualification Requirements for Social Welfare Professionals
Health Care Professionals Act
Public Procurement Act

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

The course requires completing basic professional studies so that students students are familiar with the Finnish social and health care service system and quality requirements and with the legislation related to the service system.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

21.09.2022 - 16.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

15 - 20

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Harri Mäkinen
  • Osku Kiri
Responsible person

Osku Kiri

Student groups
  • SOKT20SP
    Social services, full-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You can produce a short audiovisual or audio publication of your own professional field.
You can write a manuscript for a short audiovisual or audio publication in order to convey a message.
You can evaluate and analyze the applicability of different audiovisual (social) media equipment and applications for the use of a target publication.

Content

What are the principles of audiovisual publication?
What are the principles of media production?
What kinds of personal media production instruments are there?
How do you innovate and write a manuscript?
How do you publish?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Qualifications

Basics of media education 5 ECTS credits
Students must have basic skills in the use of computers, the internet and cloud services.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Kati Vapalahti
  • Malla Koivupiha
Student groups
  • SOMI21SP

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

25 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Marko Raitanen
  • Sami Norrbacka
  • Tia-Marika Sohlman
Responsible person

Marko Raitanen

Student groups
  • SOKT21SP
    Social services, full-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Materials

Links and H5P interactive videos.

Teaching methods

Due to small group work, the course has deadlines. Your studies will be paced within the start and end dates of the course according to group meetings and independent learning assignments.

Employer connections

No

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

25 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Marko Raitanen
  • Sami Norrbacka
  • Tia-Marika Sohlman
Responsible person

Marko Raitanen

Student groups
  • SOKT22KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Materials

The study material is available in the Learn online environment: links and H5P interactive videos.

Teaching methods

Due to small group work, the course has deadlines. Your studies will be paced within the start and end dates of the course according to group meetings and independent learning assignments.

Employer connections

No

Exam schedules

The assignments have scheduled deadlines instructed in the Learn online environment.

Student workload

To complete tasks takes 135 hours.

Further information

The information for the starting (schedule, online environment, assignments) this course will be informed by email a few days before the course starts.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Kati Vapalahti
  • Malla Koivupiha
Responsible person

Kati Vapalahti

Student groups
  • SOMI22KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 02.10.2022

Credits

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Riitta-Liisa Jukarainen
Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Paula Ronkainen
Responsible person

Paula Ronkainen

Student groups
  • SOMI22SP
    Social Services, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Osku Kiri
Responsible person

Osku Kiri

Student groups
  • SOKT22SP
    Social services, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 23.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

60 % Contact teaching, 40 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Osku Kiri
Responsible person

Osku Kiri

Student groups
  • SOKT23KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Paula Ronkainen
Student groups
  • SOMI23KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 28.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

Student evaluates his/her own attitudes towards violence and its phenomenas knows the theoretical models of violence and it's theoretical explanations learns how to guide the client to seek help regornizes the social and health care system

Content

The content of the violence, its theoretical models, explanations, service system, theoretical aspects to violence work, diffrent kind of interventions among clients in different situations and their families

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

31.08.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

Tiedollinen osaaminen:pohdit omaa suhtautumistasi väkivaltaan ja sen ilmenemiseentiedät väkivallan muodoistatiedät kulttuurin vaikutuksesta väkivaltatyöhöntiedät seurusteluväkivallastatiedät väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyvistä ihmistätiedät vainoamisesta ja sen kohteeksi joutumisestatiedät vanhuksiin kohdistuvasta lähisuhdeväkivallasta Taidollinen osaaminen:tunnistat väkivaltailmiön seurauksia eri-ikäisille ihmisilleosaat kohdata väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyviä ihmisiä ja heidän omaisiaantunnistat omaan jaksamiseen liittyviä tekijöitä Pätevyys:tunnistat omia tunteitasi ja asenteitasi suhteessa väkivaltaantunnistat väkivaltaan liittyviä ongelmiaosaat kohdat väkivallasta kärsiviä ihmisiäosaat kohdata väkivallan tekijöitäosaat ohjata asiakasta hakemaan apua/neuvoa/ ohjausta väkivaltatilanteisiin

Content

Mitä on seurusteluväkivalta? Mitä on maahanmuuttajanaisten kokema väkivalta? Mitä on naisten harjoittama parisuhdeväkivalta? Mitä on vainoaminen? Mitä on vanhuksiin kohdistuva väkiväkivalta?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Tehtävät hyväksytty/ täydennettävä

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 12.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Health Care
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Degree Programme in Civic Activities and Youth Work
  • Degree Programme in Elderly Care
Teachers
  • Riitta Kuismin
Responsible person

Riitta Kuismin

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

Tiedollinen osaaminen:pohdit omaa suhtautumistasi väkivaltaan ja sen ilmenemiseentiedät väkivallan muodoistatiedät kulttuurin vaikutuksesta väkivaltatyöhöntiedät seurusteluväkivallastatiedät väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyvistä ihmistätiedät vainoamisesta ja sen kohteeksi joutumisestatiedät vanhuksiin kohdistuvasta lähisuhdeväkivallasta Taidollinen osaaminen:tunnistat väkivaltailmiön seurauksia eri-ikäisille ihmisilleosaat kohdata väkivaltaisesti käyttäytyviä ihmisiä ja heidän omaisiaantunnistat omaan jaksamiseen liittyviä tekijöitä Pätevyys:tunnistat omia tunteitasi ja asenteitasi suhteessa väkivaltaantunnistat väkivaltaan liittyviä ongelmiaosaat kohdat väkivallasta kärsiviä ihmisiäosaat kohdata väkivallan tekijöitäosaat ohjata asiakasta hakemaan apua/neuvoa/ ohjausta väkivaltatilanteisiin

Content

Mitä on seurusteluväkivalta? Mitä on maahanmuuttajanaisten kokema väkivalta? Mitä on naisten harjoittama parisuhdeväkivalta? Mitä on vainoaminen? Mitä on vanhuksiin kohdistuva väkiväkivalta?

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Tehtävät hyväksytty/ täydennettävä

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.11.2022

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Tuomo Paakkonen
Responsible person

Tuomo Paakkonen

Student groups
  • SOMI20KM
    Social Services, part-time studies
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You know the dimensions of societally responsible impact business.
You understand the characteristics of societal and social enterprises, their differences and significance in the society.
You can identify societal, social and environmental problems and develop ideas and solution models to reduce or eliminate negative impacts.
You can develop a responsible, value-based model for impact business.

Content

How do you define the dimensions of societally responsible impact business.
How do you define the characteristics of societal and social business, their differences and significance in the society?
How do you identify societal, social and environmental problems and develop ideas and solution models to reduce or eliminate negative impacts.
How do you develop a responsible, value-based impact business model for a societal or social enterprise?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

No previous studies are required, but completing the course of MO00DO99 Establishing a company, 3 ECTS credits, is recommended.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 24.03.2023

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services
Teachers
  • Tuomo Paakkonen
Responsible person

Tuomo Paakkonen

Student groups
  • SOKT20SP
    Social services, full-time studies
  • SOMI20SP
    Social Services, full-time studies
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023

Objective

You know the dimensions of societally responsible impact business.
You understand the characteristics of societal and social enterprises, their differences and significance in the society.
You can identify societal, social and environmental problems and develop ideas and solution models to reduce or eliminate negative impacts.
You can develop a responsible, value-based model for impact business.

Content

How do you define the dimensions of societally responsible impact business.
How do you define the characteristics of societal and social business, their differences and significance in the society?
How do you identify societal, social and environmental problems and develop ideas and solution models to reduce or eliminate negative impacts.
How do you develop a responsible, value-based impact business model for a societal or social enterprise?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

No previous studies are required, but completing the course of MO00DO99 Establishing a company, 3 ECTS credits, is recommended.