Curricula 2017–

Degree Programme in Social Services, Turku (210 cr)

English translation, degree programme conducted in swedish.
Degree: Bachelor of Social Services
Qualification title: Bachelor of Social Services
Duration of studies: 3,5 years
Study type: Full-timeFull-time
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Realization plans
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Gru

Core Studies

cr
USOÅ15SP30    30 cr
CA15IN01

Introduction to Academic Studies



The student is familiar with his/her UAS and field of education
The student knows how to study in a smart and efficient manner
1
3    3 cr
USOÅ15SP01

The Interprofessional Occupational Field



The student
- Possesses basic knowledge of the professional field and its fundamental concepts
- Is acquainted with interprofessional cooperation within the field
- Is familiar with the history and development of the field of occupation
2
3    3 cr
USOÅ15SP02

IT and Project Methodology



The student
- Knows how to plan, implement and evaluate writing processes and assessments by means of IT
- Is able to use tools within the area of project planning and handling
1
3    3 cr
USOÅ15SP03

Introduction to Social Policy



The student
- Has knowledge about the structure of the society from a socio-political perspective
- Has knowledge about socio-politics and its implementation in the state, municipality as well as the third and private sector
- Is familiar with the development of social work, target groups and activity types
1
5    5 cr
USOÅ15SP07

Basics of Social Work



The student
- is familiar with the theoretical basics of social work, its target groups and activities.
- know the basics of a professional approach and develops an ethically sustainable approach in relation to the individual, group and society.
- knows the client process as well as the dimensions of professional interaction.
- can work in a professional context purposefully, responsibly and cooperatively.
2
5    5 cr
USOÅ15SP04

Introduction to Sociology



The student
- Knows the fundamental concepts and basic theory of sociology
- Is familiar with sociological research and knows its significance on the social work profession
2
5    5 cr
USOÅ15SP05

Service and Law within Social and Health Care



The student
- Knows the central laws that govern social and health care
- Is aware of his/her professional responsibility and has knowledge about matters dealing with the client’s or patient’s position and rights within social and health care
- Knows the principles of the structure, system and organization of social and health care
1
3    3 cr
YH10SV01

Swedish



The student
- Can communicate coherently and in a professional manner both orally and in writing, in a work context
- Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the process of academic writing and a correct use of references
- Can use different channels to retrieve information and compile reports according to the standard form and layout
- Students with Finnish as prior educational language have to show such skills in the Swedish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies (424/2003). This means that these students must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing Swedish. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
1
3    3 cr
Yrk

Professional Studies

cr
USOÅ15SA33    33 cr
USOÅ15SA01

Basics of Research Methodology



The student
- Understands the fundamentals of a scientific approach
- Can search for, handle and critically assess information within his/her own field of science and profession
- Knows about and understands basic concepts of research methodology and research design
- Follows the ethical principles of research and profession in R&D processes
1
3    3 cr
USOÅ15SA02

Introduction to Social Pedagogics



The student
- Possesses knowledge of the theories of social education and socio-pedagogical principles of work
- Is able to apply functional methods to various client groups
- Knows how to encourage client participation and possesses a resource promoting approach to the participation of clients
1
5    5 cr
USOÅ15SA03

Development and Learning Processes



The student
- Has knowledge about children’s and young people’s development and learning
- Knows the basics of pedagogical planning
- Possesses a resource promoting perspective on the development of children and young people
2
3    3 cr
USOÅ15SA04

Socio-pedagogical work Among Children, Young People and Families



The student
- Is familiar with the fundamentals of care services among children
- Is able to plan, implement and assess socio-pedagogical activities for children
- Has knowledge about children’s and families’ living conditions, resources and need of support in everyday life
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods to socio-pedagogical work among children and families
1
5    5 cr
USOÅ15SA05

Socio-pedagogical Work among Young People



The student
- Knows how to plan, implement and assess socio-pedagogical activities aimed at young people
- Is able to identify young people’s living conditions, resources and needs for support in everyday life
- Knows how to implement resource promoting methods in socio-pedagogical work among young people
1
5    5 cr
CA15FI01

Finnish



The student
Demonstrates ability to present his/her own education, work experience and know-how
Is able to cooperate in professional and branch specific situations, in both spoken and written Finnish
Has the skills to communicate with different partners and is able to participate in a discussion within the field of work.
Is able to account for his/her working environment, such as presenting the company or organization as well as its services or products
Demonstrates proficiency in the terminology of the field
Shows such skills in the Finnish language as are in accordance with the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies. This means that the student must show satisfactory (grade 1, 2 or 3) or good (grade 4 or 5) skills in speaking and writing. Written and oral skills are assessed separately.
1
3    3 cr
USOÅ15SA06

Internship: Socio-pedagogical Work



The student
- Has a caring resource promoting approach when working with children, young people and families
- Is able to plan, implement and assess socio-pedagogical activities among children, young people and families
- Has a professional approach and follows the ethical principles within the profession
1
9    9 cr
UOSÅ15SS 25   25 cr
USOÅ15SS01

Social Guidance and Social Rehabilitation



The student
- Can supervise individuals and groups in need of social service coordination and social rehabilitation
- Is familiar with work involving client processes, service planning and assessment of supporting measures
- Is able to encourage client participation and is sensitive to various clients’ needs
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15SS02

Social Gerontology



The student
- Has knowledge and understanding of the process of ageing and the lives of seniors and elderly
- Is able to offer guidance to seniors within the social service system and can collaborate with next-of-kins and other professionals within elderly care
- Is able to plan, implement, and assess recourse promoting methods within elderly care in order to support the elderly’s health and functional ability
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15SS03

Counselling for People with Functional Disabilities



Counselling for People with Functional Disabilities

The student
- Has knowledge about various functional disabilities as well as their effect on an individual’s living condition
- Is able to give guidance in matters concerning rights and available types of services for people with functional disabilities
- Is able to encourage participation, self-determination and functional ability among people with functional disabilities
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15SS04

Vocational Guidance



The student
- Has knowledge about the employment market and the social risks connected to unemployment and incapacity for work
- knows how to instruct clients within employment promoting and rehabilitating activities
- Is able to give guidance to clients in social and economic matters related to working life
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15SS06

Care for People with Developmental Disabilities



The student
- is able to create a sense of safety as well as promote care, participation and self-determination of disabled people in living, working and leisure environments.
- is able to support families and relatives of people with developmental disabilities.
- has basic skills in alternative communication, adjusted methods and material.
1
 5   5 cr
UOSÅ15SOC 31   31 cr
USOÅ15SOC02

Child Protection, Youth Welfare and Family Work



The student
- Is able to identify risks and resources in vulnerable children’s, young people’s and families’ lives
- Has knowledge about legislation and service within child protection
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods and embodies a child-centered working method
- Is able to work interprofessionally within various child protection service types
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15SOC03

Social Work in Schools



The student
- Can identify risks and resources in pupils’ and students’ everyday lives
- Has knowledge about the legislation and service system within pupil and student welfare
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods at the individual and group level as well as incorporates a pupil and student centered working method
- Is able to work interprofessionally within pupil and student welfare
1
 3   3 cr
USOÅ15SOC04

Substance Abuse and Addiction Care



The student
- Is able to identify risks and resources within in substance abuse and addiction
- Knows how to instruct in the service cooperation systems and can open-mindedly work among vulnerable individuals or groups
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods and work in an interprofessional manner within substance abuse care
1
 5   5 cr
YH10EN01

English



The student
- Shows the ability to communicate in a professional manner in a work context in speaking as well as writing
- Is familiar with essential terminology within his/her field and is able to benefit from professional literature
- Has a positive attitude to developing his/her receptive and productive language skills and is familiar with the relevant tools
- Is aware of cultural differences in international contexts
1
 3   3 cr
USOÅ15SOC05

Internship: Social Care



The student
- Knows how to support clients in daily life and crisis within different types of social work
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods in work with clients
- Demonstrates a professional and development-oriented approach
1
 15   15 cr
UOSÅ15SO  30  30 cr
USOÅ15SOC01

Multi-cultural Social Work



The student
- Has an intercultural and culture sensitive approach and is able to promote integration in the society
- Is able to perform social work among immigrants
  3  3 cr
UOSÅ15SO01

Mental Health Care and Crisis Work



The student
- Has knowledge of problems related to mental health
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods within mental health care
- Knows how to perform crisis work and is familiar with the emergency and crisis planning in the social field
  3  3 cr
UOSÅ15SO02

Correctional Care



The student
- Has knowledge of criminal behavior on the individual and community level
- Has knowledge of the rehabilitating services offered by the correctional care services as well as the third sector
- Demonstrates an ethical approach towards the clients and their next-of-kin within the criminal treatment services
  3  3 cr
UOSÅ15SO03

Community-oriented Social Work



The student
- Is able to identify service needs of vulnerable client groups in the society as well as to act as their representatives
- Is able to plan, implement and assess preventive efforts and resource promoting social interventions in order to activate vulnerable client groups
  3  3 cr
UOSÅ15SO04

Research and Development Methods within the Social Field



The student
- Is able to utilise evidence-based knowledge within his/her own field of science and profession
- Is familiar with and understands the central data acquisition and analysis methods and is able to apply them to his/her own field of science and profession
- Is able to apply research ethics to research and development activities
  3  3 cr
UOSÅ15SO06

Internship: Early Childhood Education



The student
- Is able to apply and develop situation-adapted resource promoting methods within pedagogical work among children
- Is able to work in a child and family-centered, as well as an interprofessional manner, among children and families with special needs
- Demonstrates a professional, sensitive and development-oriented method of working
1
  15  15 cr
UOSÅ15SO05

Internship: Community-oriented Social Work



The student
- Is able to support vulnerable clients and client groups in everyday life and crisis situations in activities within the social field
- Is able to apply and develop resource promoting methods within his/her work among vulnerable client groups
- Demonstrates a professional, community-oriented as well as development-oriented approach to his/her field of education
  15  15 cr
UOSÅ15SO07

Internship: Congregational Diaconia



The student
- Gains a deeper knowledge about activity planning and documentation within congregational diaconia and missionary work
- Is able to apply and develop resource promoting methods related to activities within the area of congregational diaconia
- Is able to support vulnerable individuals and groups in a spiritual manner
- Is able to demonstrate professionalism, spiritual guidance and development-orientation in his/her working methods
  15  15 cr
UOSÅ15SO08

Internship: Congregational Youth Work



The student
- Gains a deeper knowledge about activity planning and documentation within congregational youth work
- Is able to apply and develop resource promoting methods related to activities within the area of congregational youth work
- Is able to plan, implement and assess confirmation and leader activities
- Demonstrates a professional, pedagogical and development-oriented method of working
  15  15 cr
USOÅ15LU  1516 31 cr
USOÅ15LU01

Leadership within the Social Field



The student
- Has knowledge of leadership and skills to lead a workplace community
- Knows about and is able to apply quality management
- Has the skills to, in interprofessional working teams, competently represent and argue within his/her own professional field
   5 5 cr
USOÅ15LU02

Current Research and Development



The student
- Is aware of the current local, regional, national as well as international research and development projects within the social field
- Has knowledge about implementation processes and evaluation
- Is able to assess and critically examine activities and methods within the social field
   5 5 cr
USOÅ15LU03

Internship: Work-based Studies in Leadership and Development Work



The student
- Knows about foremanship, staff administration as well as activity planning within the social field
- Is able to identify development needs and is proficient in setting aims and visions as well as applying strategies within activities related to the social field
- Is able to function as an expert in situations involving interprofessional collaboration
- Is able to lead activity in accordance with the ethical principles of the social field and is able to define development needs within his/her own leadership
   6 6 cr
USOÅ16SU01

Degree Thesis



The student
- Is able to develop his/her professional field in a systematic manner and has the ability to, in a scientific manner, examine, discuss and present research and development
- The student has skills in interprofessional project-management within the field of research and development
- The student can apply a resource promoting perspective to research, development and evaluation of professional practice within social- and healthcare
  15  15 cr

Qualifying Elective Professional Studies

20 cr
USOÅ15VSB 1010  20 cr
USOÅ15VSB01

Early Childhood Education



The student
- Is able to carry out pedagogical documentation and has a reflective and development-oriented pedagogical method of working
- Is able to apply media education to pedagogical activities
- Has knowledge about different pedagogical specialisations, gender pedagogy as well as anti-bullying work in child-daycare
- Has skills to work in an interprofessional manner within early child education
- Demonstrates a sustainable and respectful perspective on children and is able to encourage children’s and families’ participation, influence and democracy within early childhood education
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15VSB02

Resource Promoting Didactics



The student
- Has knowledge about children’s linguistic awareness and small children’s mathematical learning
- Is able to plan, implement and assess significant play and teaching situations and is able to use resource promoting methods in order to support children’s mathematical, language, cognitive, social and emotional development and learning
- is able to support the child in using different ways of expressing her-/himself and in incorporating healthy living habits
- is able to situation-adapt resource promoting methods on an individual- and group level and has a positive perspective on the child and his/her resources
1
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15VSB03

Children with Special Needs



The student
- Is able to identify a child’s need of special support and is able to promote the child’s resources
- Has the capacity to work within interprofessional networks and can plan, implement and assess remedial measures through professional partnership with the child and family
- Is able to, based on the child’s needs, plan and adapt child-daycare and the activities in order to provide the child with special needs a good upbringing- and teaching environment
- Is able to promote the child’s inclusion and has a resource promoting and sensitive approach
  5  5 cr
USOÅ15VSB04

Child and Family in Challenging Life Situations



The student
- is able to identify children’s and families’ needs in challenging life situations and in child- and family related crisis
- Is able to use resource promoting methods in order to support different types of families in crisis situations
- Incorporates a respectful child- and family centered interprofessional working method
  5  5 cr
USOÅ15VSD 510  15 cr
USOÅ15VDI01

Profession-related Practical Theology



The student
- Knows about spiritualism and spiritual guidance as conceptions, is able to reflect on his/her own spiritual identity and professional identity
- Is able to plan, implement, and assess devotions and spiritual guidance dialogues
- Knows about the theological basics of the divine service and can participate in the planning of a service
  5  5 cr
USOÅ15VDI02

Congregational Diaconia



The student
- Has knowledge about theology, activity forms and organization of diaconia work
- is able to apply client-centered, resource promoting diaconal methods, which support participation in encounters with individuals and groups
- Is able to, with diaconal methods, support vulnerable people and people in sorrow
- Is able to work in interactively with volunteers and other people within the congregation and social- and healthcare
- Knows about and respects values and professional ethics within the church diaconal work
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15VDI03

International Diaconia and Missionary Work



The student
- Knows the principles and networks of international diaconia, missionary and multicultural work of the church
- Knows how to coordinate and develop international diaconia and the missionary work of the congregation in collaboration with other people involved within the church
- Is able to plan, implement and assess activities within diaconia and missionary education
- Knows about and has respect for interfaith dialogue and has a culture sensitive as well as ecumenical approach to congregation work
  5  5 cr
USOÅ15VSKF 510  15 cr
USOÅ15VSK01

Profession-related Practical Theology



The student
- Knows about spirituality and spiritual guidance as a concept, is also able to reflect on his/her own spiritual identity and professional identity
- Is able to use the hymn-book and the Bible as instruments in planning, implementing and evaluating of devotions and when having spiritual care conversations
- Knows the basic principles of theology in a worship and is able to participate in planning and implementing worships
  5  5 cr
USOÅ15VSK02

Christian Education



The student
- Has knowledge about church education and its structure and organization
- Is able to - from a theological basis - plan, lead and evaluate congregational child-, youth- and special youth work of a congregation
- Is able to apply resource promoting methods, which support participation when encountering people individually, families, and groups within congregational work
- Is able to interact with volunteers and other people involved in the congregation as well as social- and healthcare
 5   5 cr
USOÅ15VSKF03

Confirmation Work and Group Leader Education



The student
- Has knowledge about the principles of pedagogy in confirmation and its implementation
- Is able to plan, implement, assess and develop confirmation work, camp activities and group leader education within the congregation
- Knows and has respect for the values and professional ethics within church education
  5  5 cr
USOÅ15V04

Elective Studies

30 cr
A student who doesn’t choose to complete qualifying elective professional studies, shall complete 30 cr elective studies.
A student who chooses to complete qualifying elective professional studies for kindergarten teachers, shall complete 10 cr elective studies
EXA

Degree Thesis

cr
Is included in the following study module: USO
Pra

Internship

45 cr
Included in the professional studies


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