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Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing

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 of 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.

As a professional of school wellbeing, you are familiar with preventive work in child, youth and family services and in the school community. You have skills and competences to support the whole school community and co-operation between families and school.

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.

The structure of the education (210 ECTS credits) consists of 180 ECTS credits core competencies studies and 30 ECTS credits of complementary competencies studies. Practical training comprises 45 ECTS credits.

In core competence studies, you become familiar with the ethical and multidisciplinary basis of social work. You strengthen your interaction and client work skills in social sector. The Degree Programme in Social Services includes the following modules:

Knowledge base and work orientation

Professional interaction

Promoting individual growth and development

Supporting functional ability

Working as an expert in the field of social and school wellbeing work

Research and development skills in social work

Language and communication skills

In complementary studies, you strengthen your school wellbeing competences by studying the promotion of wellbeing in the school community. Optional studies include, for example, functional and art-based methods, media and digital skills in welfare work in schools, peer group and emotional work and educational skills.

Implementation of studies and flexible learning tracks

The education is carried out on the Savonlinna campus.

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 Learn online learning environment is used to support studying. You also have the possibility to gain international experience through a student exchange period or practical training abroad.

Online teaching and eLearning environments are also in use on many courses. 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, school social worker, 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.

Learning environments

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

Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing,full-time studies
Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing,full-time studies
Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing,full-time studies
Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing,full-time studies
Timing

26.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 45

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
  • Olli Rissanen
Responsible person

Hannele Pulkamo

Student groups
  • KHSA20SP

Objective

You are able to draw up a feasible thesis plan.

Content

How do you define the idea of your thesis?
How do you choose appropriate methods and conceptual framework for your research and development task?
How do you draw up a plan for your thesis?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

10.10.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

Objective

You know the basics of the Finnish child protection and family work service system and the related legislation.
You are able to analyse the life situation of children, adolescents and families in changing society and assess the need for family work and child protection.
You study the values and operating principles of child protection and family work.
You identify the principles and stages of the child protection and family work process.
You know the main ethical principles, practices and methods when working with children, adolescents and families.

Content

What is the child protection and family work service system and what legislation is related to it?
When is child protection necessary and how do you assess the need for support?
What are the main values and principles of child protection and family work?
What is the process of the client work in child protection and family work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Wellbeing and basics of social work, Ethical social work

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 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
  • Sari Miettinen
  • Olli Rissanen
Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to analyse the concepts of childhood and youth in society today.
You understand the main cultural phenomena concerning childhood and youth.
You recognize social challenges and possibilities concerning childhood and youth.
You are able to work in a child- and youth-oriented way.

Content

How do you analyse the concepts of childhood and youth in society today?
What are the main cultural phenomena concerning childhood and youth?
What are the main social challenges and possibilities concerning childhood and youth?
How to work in a child- and youth-oriented way?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
Student groups
  • KHSA20SP

Objective

You know the working practices of structural social work in influencing and development work.
You know the national development policies and local emphases in developing the social service sector.
You are familiar with the development projects in the social service sector.
You are familiar with the means of societal influencing in the development of social services.
You are able to utilize the main influencing networks in the development of social services.
You are able to apply different approaches of development work and use different development methods.
You are able to develop your own research and development approach.

Content

What is the framework of structural social work in influencing and development work?
What are the national development policies and local emphases in developing the social service sector?
What development projects are currently in progress in the social service sector?
What are the means of societal influencing in the development of social services?
How to utilize the main influencing networks in the development of social services?
What approaches and methods are used in developing the social service sector?
How do you develop your own research and development approach?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Responsible person

Hanna-Leena Lipsanen

Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

Objective

You acquaint yourself with the legislation, instructions and service systems in early childhood and youth education.
You understand the significance of the child- and youth-centered approach as an educational paradigm.
You know main areas of learning and understand the significance of learning environment in pedagogical planning.
You are able to use appropriate methods to support children's and adolescents’ growth.

Content

What are the main laws and instructions regulating early childhood and youth education?
What is the early childhood and youth education service system?
How is the child and youth-centered approach defined?
What does child and youth-centered approach mean as an educational paradigm?
What learning areas are there and what is the significance of learning environments in pedagogical planning?
How are activities for children and youth planned, implemented and evaluated?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Human development and learning

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 19.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Veli-Matti Malinen
Responsible person

Veli-Matti Malinen

Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, 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

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
  • Olli Rissanen
Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the developmental phases of life span and the factors influencing life course.
You can reflect the knowledge related to growth, development and learning and increase your own pedagogical awareness.

Content

How do various developmental theories, concepts of learning and educational philosophies define human growth, development and learning?
What is the role of environment in an individual's and communities' objectives and choices?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

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 - 100

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
  • Degree Programme in Bioproduct Technology
  • Degree Programme in Physical Education
Teachers
  • Ritva Käyhkö
  • Hannele Pulkamo
Student groups
  • LISA21KP
    Physical Education, full-time studies
  • BISA21KM
    Bioproduct Technology, part-time studies
  • BISA20SP
    Bioproduct Technology, full-time studies
  • KHSA20SP

Objective

You are able to lead yourself, develop you self-leadership and your competences as a responsible member of your work communiy.
You are able to analyze and develop work community collaboration by means of solution-oriented approaches.
You are able to apply leadership models in an appropriate way.
You are able to act as a leader in workplace situations typically encountered by supervisors.

Content

How do you lead yourself?
How do you identify various roles, behavior patterns and phenomena in work communities?
How do you communicate and act as a responsible member of a work community and lead it?
How do you apply leadership models in various types of organisations?
How do you develop work community collaboration in a goal-oriented way?
How do you act as a leader and supervisor in changing working life environments?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

10.04.2023 - 02.06.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
  • Niina Luukkonen
Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

Objective

You are able to work with clients within the framework of preventive care and social rehabilitation.
You understand the significance of mental health work among students in school environment and are able to support students’ well-being.
You are able to support students’ wellbeing and recognize in an early phase the need for support.
You are able to apply preventive and rehabilitative work approach and methods to mental health work.
You are able to guide clients in the system of mental health services.
You are able to guide and support clients of different ages in their mental health rehabilitation processes.

Content

What is good mental health?
What is the orientation of mental health work in the field of social services and school environment?
What are the special characteristics of mental health work with children, youth and adults?
What methods are used to support good mental health especially in school environment?
How is the mental health work service system operated?
How to support the rehabilitation of mental health when working with individuals and families?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Childhood and youth as a phase of life
Human development and learning
School as an environment

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

14.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Student groups
  • KHSA20SP

Objective

You know the principles, objectives and potential of preventive work among children, youth and families in school environment.
You are able to use, apply and assess preventive and multidisciplinary approaches and methods while working with children, youth and families.
You are familiar with the service system of and operational environments related to preventive work among children, youth and families.

Content

What are the principles, objectives and potential of preventive work among children, youth and families in school environment?
How do you use, apply and assess preventive and multidisciplinary approaches and methods while working with children, youth and families?
What are the components of the legislation and service systems related to preventive work among children, youth and families?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

01.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
Student groups
  • AVKOKUOS22

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Timing

01.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hannele Pulkamo
Student groups
  • AVKOKUOS22

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

09.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Tiina Luukkainen
Responsible person

Tiina Luukkainen

Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, 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

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 21.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Tiina Karvinen
Responsible person

Tiina Karvinen

Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

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

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

07.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

Objective

You know the phases of project work and are able to make project plans.
You know the main sources of financing.
You are able to develop in an innovative and partnership-oriented manner new collaboration and councelling methods, work practices and service processes for promoting well-being at schools.

Content

What are the main principles of project work?
What are the main sources of financing?
How do you plan, implement and evaluate a research or development project?
What is the role of project work as a tool in developing the practices in the field of social services and wellbeing at schools?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Responsible person

Hanna-Leena Lipsanen

Student groups
  • KHSA20SP

Objective

You understand the significance of a safe and healthy school environment in the general wellbeing of a community.
You are familiar with the legislation and instructions concerning the safety at school.
You have a command of means and methods for ensuring safe and healthy learning environment on different levels of education.
You know how to respond to a crisis and are able to work in a crisis situation at school.
You are prepared to prevent and recognize bullying and harassment and are able to function in processes related to bullying and harassment.
You understand your own responsibility as a representative of student welfare services and social work professional.

Content

How to define the main content of safe and healthy school community?
What legislation and instructions direct the safety and wellbeing at school?
How to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment on different levels of education?
How to prevent and recognize bullying and harassment and how to function in processes related to bullying and harassment.
How to respond to crisis and work in a crisis situation at a school?
What are your own responsibilities as a representative of school welfare services and social work professional?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Responsible person

Hanna-Leena Lipsanen

Objective

You understand the significance of a safe and healthy school environment in the general wellbeing of a community.
You are familiar with the legislation and instructions concerning the safety at school.
You have a command of means and methods for ensuring safe and healthy learning environment on different levels of education.
You know how to respond to a crisis and are able to work in a crisis situation at school.
You are prepared to prevent and recognize bullying and harassment and are able to function in processes related to bullying and harassment.
You understand your own responsibility as a representative of student welfare services and social work professional.

Content

How to define the main content of safe and healthy school community?
What legislation and instructions direct the safety and wellbeing at school?
How to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment on different levels of education?
How to prevent and recognize bullying and harassment and how to function in processes related to bullying and harassment.
How to respond to crisis and work in a crisis situation at a school?
What are your own responsibilities as a representative of school welfare services and social work professional?

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
  • Olli Rissanen
Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the main structure of the Finnish education system.
You are familiar with the educational legislation and the main norms influencing the operation of schools and educational institutions.
You understand the concept of of participation and the significance of participation in school environment.
You are able to support the participation of children and youth.
You understand the significance and possibilities of multi-professional work in school environment.

Content

What is participation and how significant is it in school environment?
How to support the participation of children and youth?
What is the main structure of the Finnish education system?
What educational legislation and norms are there to guide the operation of schools and educational institutions?
What is the significance of multi-professional work in school environment and what possibilities does it offer?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

17.10.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
  • Olli Rissanen
Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to observe the social security system as a whole and understand the main characteristics of the social security legislation.
You understand the significance of legislation in social welfare work.
You are able to search for topical information from various sources related to social security and legislation .

Content

What does social security consist of?
What are the central laws in social and health care fields?
What is the significance of legislation in social welfare work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

17.04.2023 - 02.06.2023

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Niina Luukkonen
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

Objective

You are able to:
observe substance addiction from different viewpoints.
identify and interact with addicted people.
assess together with your clients the risks and disadvantages caused by substance abuse.
apply different methods.
make a plan with a client to promote his/her wellbeing and the wellbeing of their families.

Content

What is substance abuse what phenomena are closely associated with it?
What challenges does substance abuse cause to an individual’s ability to function?
What are the main characteristics of social work with substance abusers?
What means are available to support an individual’s ability to function?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Childhood and youth as a phase of life
Social security and legislation
School as an environment

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Olli Rissanen
Student groups
  • KHSA21SP

Objective

You recognise the individual and special needs of children and adolescents.
You are able to support the individual growth and learning abilities of children and adolescents.
You know the service system of special education ranging from early childhood education to secondary school education.
You are able to define the basic concepts and describe professional practices related to special education.
You are able to utilizise family-centred orientation when supporting children.
You know the essential methods of special education.

Content

What kinds of special needs may children and adolescents have?
How can we support the growth and learning abilities of children and adolescents?
What are the characteristics of the special education service system and what legislation and norms direct special education?
What are the basic concepts of special education?
How is family-centered orientation taken into account within the practices of special education?
What working methods are primarily used in special education?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Olli Rissanen
Responsible person

Olli Rissanen

Student groups
  • AVKOKUOS22

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Timing

01.09.2022 - 30.11.2022

Credits

3 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Olli Rissanen
Responsible person

Olli Rissanen

Student groups
  • AVKOKUOS22

Evaluation scale

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 30.09.2022

Timing

22.08.2022 - 31.07.2026

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
  • Olli Rissanen
Responsible person

Hannele Pulkamo

Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, 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

Approved/Failed

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

03.10.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Social Services, school wellbeing
Teachers
  • Hanna-Leena Lipsanen
Student groups
  • KHSA22SP
    Social Services, school wellbeing, full-time studies

Objective

You understand what sustainable well-being means.
You are able to observe how changes in society affect the wellbeing of individuals and communities.
You are able to analyze phenomena and mechanisms that threaten well-being.
You understand the main mechanisms of social vulnerability, inequality and social problems.
You are able to describe different practice orientations in the field of social services and specify different working methods and approaches for counteracting the challenges in well-being.
You are able to utilise research data with regards to well-being as part of your professional competence.

Content

What does sustainable well-being mean?
How do changes in society and lifestyle affect the well-being of individuals and communities?
What are the current phenomena and mechanisms in well-being?
What do social vulnerability, inequality and social problems mean?
What practice orientations, working methods and approaches are there in the field of social services to counteract the challenges in well-being?
What is the key research data that should be utilised with regards to well-being?

Evaluation scale

1-5