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Social Science and Medical Courses in Psychiatric Nursing

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SHS3006
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: S-SH 2008H
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 4 (2011-2012)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Kajan, Elina
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Learning Outcomes

Students are familiar with mental health problems related to social problems. Students are aware of the social service work of the key principles and working methods. Students are able to guide clients / patients in the use of social services. Students learn to co-operation of social services. Students improve their skills in psychiatric disorders, their methods of examination and treatment.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 54 h
- of which scheduled studies: 27 h
- of which autonomous studies: 27 h


Social service work methods. The most important social welfare legislation. The social problems, family work, family group child welfare and child protection notification, the main social security benefits rehabilitee point of view. The main psychiatric disorders, their prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Pharmacology of mental illness

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods


Assessment Methods

Exam and task. Numerical evaluation (0-5).