Degree Programmes conducted in Swedish 2014–

Degree Programme in Social Services, Vaasa (210 cr)

Degree: Bachelor of Social Services
Qualification title: Bachelor of Social Services
Duration of studies: 3,5 years
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Gru

Basic Studies

26 cr
YH10EN01  3  3 cr
YH10FI013    3 cr
YH10SV011 2  3 cr
UOSHV14IN013    3 cr
UOSHV10FM013    3 cr
UOSHV10OL01 3   3 cr
UOSHV14HU012    2 cr
SOV10MM6    6 cr
UOSHV10ME01

Mental Health Care



The aims of this course is that the students:
-have knowledge about mental health and different forms of mental illness (mainly depression, anxiety syndrome, psychoses, personality disorders)
-are familiar with the main legislation in the field, as well as the strategies of the local Mental Health Services. They are also able to apply these in their profession.
-are familiar with the different forms of services and care provided within the Mental Health Services.
-are able to identify mental disorders and are prepared to act upon these.
-are able to give information, advice and guidelines in questions concerning mental health
-are familiar with different forms of treatment, therapy and care, and can put these into practice, with consideration to individual factors.
-are able to co-operate with relatives and other people involved in the network, based on a holistic view of the individual's life situation
-are able to assess different care- and treatmentefforts.
-are able to consider current research findings and participate in developmental work.
3
3    3 cr
UOSHV10MI01

Substance Abuse Care



The students
-are familiar with different forms of substance abuse (mainly of alcohol, narcotic substances and pharmaceuticals)
-are familiar with the main legislation and local strategies within the field, and are able to apply these in their work.
-are familiar with the different kinds of services and care within the substance abuse services.
-are able to identify abuse and are prepared to act appropriately
-are able to supply information, as well as give advice and guidelines concerning substance abuse issues
-are familiar with different kinds of treatments, therapies and care and can apply these with consideration to individual factors
3    3 cr
Yrk

Professional Studies

cr
SOV10MK3    3 cr
SOV10FF 3   3 cr
SOV10FM  5  5 cr
SOV10SS15    15 cr
SOV13SS01

Sociology



The goal of this course is that the students:
-are familiar with basic sociological concepts, theories, directions and trends.
-are able to identify the basic features and changes in Finnish society from a perspective of Social Science.
-are familiar with, and can use, basic sociological research methods.
-have an understanding for factors that influence the social behaviour of the individual and the group.
2
5    5 cr
SOV10SS02

Local Government Administration



The goal of this course is that students:
-are familiar with the tasks, organization and functional principles of the local government administration.
-are familiar with local government democracy, the citizens' possibilities to exert an influence and electoral systems.
-are familiar with local government economy and legislation.
2
5    5 cr
SOV10SS03

Social policy



The goal of this course is that the students:
-are familiar with the main concepts, problems, directions and trends within social policy.
-are familiar with and can use the basic research methods and sources of information of social policy.
-know the factors that affect the organization of social policy.
-are familiar with the factors that contribute to, or threaten, a socially sustainable development on a global and national level.
5    5 cr
SOV10SB6    6 cr
SOV10SA8    8 cr
SOV10SA01

Social Work on Different Levels



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are familiar with the goals and methods of social work, and are able to analyze social problems on different levels.
- are able to reflect on professional efforts within the social area, as well as assess their consequences from both an individual-centered as well as a larger social perspective.
- are familiar with the ethical codes of social work
3
3    3 cr
SOV14SA01

Client work



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are able to deal with the clients of social services within the framework of a professional relationship and from a multicultural perspective
- have the preparedness to use dialogue and co-operation in their work.
- are able to analyze the interaction and personal issues of client meetings.
- acknowledges different behavioural patterns, needs and problems, and can contribute with constructive solutions.
- are familiar with and can apply different methods of social client work.
- are able to assess different methods and efforts within client work.
2
5    5 cr
SOV10ML11    11 cr
SOV10ML01

Pedagogy



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are prepared to understand the concept of life-long learning, and are able to reflect on their own learning process.
-understand, and are able to evaluate, different learning theories and how these can affect individuals and their experience of different pedagogical activity.
-have the ability to critically examine the effect of their own pedagogical strategies.
-command central concepts within pedagogy as a scientific area and as a practical activity.
1
3    3 cr
SOV10ML02

Preschool-pedagogy



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are familiar with the structure and content of different forms of day care.
-have basic knowledge about the goals, content and methods of day care and rearing small children.
-are familiar with alternative pedagogical directions.
-have basic knowledge about children's thought, learning and development.
1
3    3 cr
SOV10ML03

Specialpedagogik



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are familiar with special pedagogy as a scientific area and a practical activity.
-have basic knowledge about how different types of functional disorders occur and how these may affect the client's development.
-are familiar with the methodology of different special needs groups and understand the importance of these for the individual's learning and development.
1
5    5 cr
SOV10FJ 10   10 cr
SOV10FJ01

Entrepreneurship



The goals of the course are that the student:
- are familiar with the different forms of entrepreneurial expression.
- understand the importance of enterprise from a social perspective.
- are familiar with the forms of enterprise and entrepreneurship within the social area.
- have insights into the prerequisites of enterprisewithin the social area.
- have basic insights into budgeting, marketing, project-planning and -financing.
 5   5 cr
SOV10FJ02

Law



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are familiar with the legislation process and the Finnish judicial system.
- are familiar the basic principles of good public administration.
- have basic insights into social- and occupational law, including information about central laws, ordinances, decision and agreements, as well as international law.
- are familiar with the legal aspects of central issues within the social area.
- are able to find, interpret and apply rules and regulations of the social area.
 5   5 cr
SOV10VO 8   8 cr
SOV10VO01

The Basics of Nursing



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are familiar with the principles of nursing and have an ability to apply these in caring environments.
- realize the importance of aceptics and have the ability to supervise and develop the aseptic techniques.
- command working positions and transfers.
- have the prerequisites to understand how illnesses and injuries affect a person's physiology and health.
- are able to identify the patient's/client's needs for immediate first aid and understand the importance of the vital functions. They are, through simple measures, able to uphold these functions.
- are familiar with the main principles of the subsequent measures of first aid, as well as the organization of the population protection in our country.
5
 5   5 cr
SOV10VO02

Medication



The goals of this course is that the students:
- command the administration of medication needed for the job.
- understand their responsability in the administration of medication; rights, obligations, managing problem waste and risk waste, as well as developing their professionalism.
2
 3   3 cr
VPV10RP 9   9 cr
VPV10RP01

Social pedagogy



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are able to describe social pedagogy as part of the Caring Sciences as well as a practical activity.
-understand, and are able to describe, situations where one can use social pedagogical techniques to support the development and learning of the individual, and thereby prevent social marginalization.
1
 3   3 cr
VPV10RP02

Adult Pedagogy



The goals of this course are that the students:
-understand the importance of adult pedagogy as a scientific area and a practical activity.
-are able to identify the distinctive features of adult learning, and have the ability to support the adult in his/her learning and development.
-have the preparedness to organize and plan adult teaching.
-have a positive view of their own growth, learning and development.
2
 3   3 cr
VPV10RP03

Gerontology



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are familiar with the processes that an elderly person goes through.
- are familiar with factors that contribute to good quality of life for the elderly, and have the skills to realize good elderly care.
- are familiar with the structure and content of the different types of elderly care.
2
 3   3 cr
SOV10ML04   6 6 cr
SOV10ML05

Leadership in a Multicultural Society



The goals of this course are that the students:
-get profound insights into the leadership of organizations that work in an international and multicultural environment.
-are familiar with the importance of ethnicity, gender and age in working life.
-have insights into the importance of leadership for the increase of motivation, conflict resolution and stress management at the workplace.
-are able to communicate in English about leadership in a multicultural environment.
  5  5 cr
SOV10ML06

Staff Administration and Team Work



The goals of this course are that the students:
-have a strong sense of self, ability to self-reflection and a positive attitude to their personal potential for development.
-realize the importance of communication for increased awareness of self and others.
-are familiar with interhuman processes and how their own actions influence these.
2
   3 3 cr
SOV10SO 5   5 cr
  13  13 cr
SOV13TM01

Social Pedagogy



The goals of this course are that the students:
-command different methods of social pedagogy aimed at different client groups, and are able to explain and analyze the basics of theoretical explanation.
-are able to adapt a perspective of social pedagogy concerning the social risks, and then put the relevant methods of social pedagogy into practice.
-have an understanding for, and are able to benefit from, an interdisciplinary outlook when applying and developing methods of social pedagogy.
2
  5  5 cr
SOV13TM02

Professional Ethics and Philosophy



The aim of the course is for the student to:
- be familiar with different human perspectives and views on life, but also their own philosophy of life
- be conversant with basic concepts within both ethics and philosophy
- be aware of the most important philosophical currents within western society
- have the ability to argue and analyze problems in both working and daily life from both philosophical and ethical standpoints
- be aware of and be able to adapt to ethical guidelines for the practice of social work
- have the necessary knowledge to develop a professional job role based on philosophical theory, a work ethic shaped by humanism and honest self-reflection
  3  3 cr
SOV13TM03

Personaladministration och teamarabete



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are prepared to carry out superior tasks and lead, as well as develop, activities within social services, paying attention to the principles of sustainable development.
-are familiar with leadership functions, administrative routines and principles of management.
-are prepared to lead and motivate staff teams, as well as resolve conflicts.
-are prepared to examine and reflect on their own leadership.
  5  5 cr
SOV10AL  10  10 cr
SOV13AL01

Family Work and Methodology



The goals of this course are that the students:
- attain advanced information about different functional disorders and their social consequences.
- are familiar with different objectives and methods for working with people suffering from functional disorders.
- are aware of their own values and the importance of their own attitudes when working with functional disorders.
- have the ability to deal with people suffering from different kinds of functional disorders and be able to support their learning process and development through socio-pedagogical work.
1
  10  10 cr
SOV13AL02

Pre-school Pedagogy and Methodology



The goals of this course are that the students:
- have profound information about the preschool-methods used in day care, and are able to apply a systematically didactic thinking with focus on the child.
- have extensive knowledge about the objectives and methods of child welfare.
- have the preparedness to support families in demanding life situations and co-operate with authorities and networks in preventive and family-centered sociopedagogical work.
- are familiar with work methods that promote the interaction between child and fosterer.
1
  10  10 cr
SOV13AL03

Invandrararbete och metodik



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are familiar with the social conditions for young people today and their upbringing in the late modern society.
- have insights into the distinctive features of the young person's physical, emotional and social development.
- are familiar with the central actors of youth work; objectives, organization, missions and legislation.
- are familiar with central theories on youth culture.
- understand and can analyze the different methods of youth work from a sociopedagogical perspective.
  10  10 cr
SOV13AL04  10  10 cr
SOV13AL05

Youth Work and Methodology



Kursens inlärningsresultat är att den studerande:
- Har insikter i den unga människans utveckling och uppväxtvillkor i dagens samhälle
- Är bekant med olika möjligheter och risker som den unga möter
- Känner till centrala teorier om ungdomskultur
- Kan identifiera ungas resurser, göra riskbedömningar och tillämpa resursförstärkande arbetssätt
- Har kunskaper om skolkuratorns roll och uppgifter
- Kan tillämpa central lagstiftning och aktuella styrdokument i arbetet med unga
- Har en beredskap att arbeta i mångprofessionella team och samarbeta med vårdnadshavare
  10  10 cr
SOV13AL06

Gerontologiskt arbete, funktionsnedsättningar och metodik



The aim of the course is for the student to:
- have a good knowledge of and be able to adapt methods of working that encourages both quality of life and inclusion
- have extensive knowledge of the ageing human and age related changes
- be familiar with central concepts, sub areas and research findings within gerontology and be able to realize them within elderly welfare
- have an in depth knowledge of different forms of disability and illnesses related to dementia and their consequences
- be able to take part in the planning, realization, development and evaluation of different forms of welfare
- be able to guide and assist people with disabilities and the elderly regarding the forms of support, service, aids and technology available within the community
- understand the meaning of and behold the necessary preparation for multi professional cooperation
- be familiar with the central policy documents and laws of the area in question
  10  10 cr
SOV14KM01  10  10 cr
Lär

Thesis

15 cr
  15  15 cr
LÄR15LP01

Thesis 1



Kursena inlärningsresultat är att den studerande:
- kan redogöra för relevant tidigare forskning inom sitt intresseområde i en sammanhållen teoretisk grund för lärdomsprovet.
  5  5 cr
LÄR15LP02

Thesis 2 and



Kursens inlärningsrtesultat är att den studerande:
- kan integrera forskningsprocessens olika steg i sitt lärdomsprov och har förmåga att tillämpa kunskaperna inom sitt intresseområde.
  10  10 cr
Val

Optional Studies

10 cr
     10 cr
Pra

Work Practice

45 cr
SOV10PR520 20 45 cr
SOV10PR01

Basic Work Practice



The goals of this course are that the students:
-show an understanding for, and knowledge about, the client group at the practice work place.
-are able to independently observe and analyze human relations at the work place; relations between clients, staff members, relatives and the students' own relationship with themselves.
-have the ability to plan, carry out and assess an activity for clients.
5    5 cr
SOV10PR02

Work Practice in Social Welfare 1



The goals of this course are that the students:
-have the ability to reflect on their professional behaviour in different situations, based on theoretical, practical and value-based grounds.
-have started to construct professional identity, concerning knowledge-methodological skills and relations.
-manifest knowledge about different types of social welfare from the public and third sector, and are able to critically examine differents options.
- are able to apply the principles of sustainable development on the field.
 10   10 cr
SOV10PR03

Work Practice in Social Welfare 2



The goals of this course are that the students:
- are able to plan, apply and assess methods, working techniques and models that are current on the practice placement among the client group that is represented on the work place. The students are also able to describe the ideas and values that are the foundation of these methods.
- are able to apply the principles of sustainable development and assess the consequences for other people and for the environment.
 10   10 cr
SOV15PR01

Work Practice in Leadership 1



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are able to handle superior tasks within the chosen area.
-are able to plan, lead, realize and assess objectives, means and results.
-are able to put into practice theories and methods about social welfare and leadership.
-are able to apply, analyze and develop working techniques which promote sustainable development.
-develop a personal and professional style of leadership.
   10 10 cr
SOV15PR02

Work Practice in Leadership 2



The goals of this course are that the students:
-are able to handle superior tasks within the chosen area.
-are able to plan, lead, realize and assess objectives, means and results.
-are able to put into practice theories and methods about social welfare and leadership.
-are able to apply, analyze and develop working techniques which promote sustainable development.
-develop a personal and professional style of leadership.
   10 10 cr


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