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Advanced Studies in Working with the Elderly

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAS0217
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: SA 2015
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 3 (2017-2018)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Palosaari, Sinikka
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2017-2018

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
8S-SA-3SP2018-01-08 – 2018-06-01Sinikka PalosaariFinnish2017-12-11 – 2018-01-15

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2018-2019.

Learning Outcomes

The student deepens his knowledge in work with the aged and participates in the development of the branch.

Student's Workload

The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


The challenges and special features of working with aged in the society and in the social service branch. Getting acquainted with the development of the branch.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Exploring the literature (book club). The literature will be informed later.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1-2: The student understands the challenges of ageing and the state of the aged in the society and in the production of services.
Grade 3: The student knows how to apply his knowledge on ageing to the customer work in the social services branch and the production services in relation.
Grade 4-5: The student is able to evaluate his actions on customer work with the aged and its methods and to develop the production of services towards corresponding the aged.