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Organization and Operational Customs in the Social Services Branch

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAA0302
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2016-2017)
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blomqvist, Ann-Sophie
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2016-2017

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
15S-SA-1A2017-01-09 – 2017-06-02Sinikka PalosaariFinnish2016-12-12 – 2017-01-16
16S-SA-1B2017-01-09 – 2017-06-02Sinikka PalosaariFinnish2016-12-12 – 2017-01-16

Learning Outcomes

Service structures in the social services branch: The student is familiar with the aggregate of social legislation and its effects on producing social services and on client work. The student gets acquainted with different social services and their practical customs of organization. The student is aware of the social significance that social services have on the welfare of the citizens.

Student's Workload

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


Service structures in the social services branch: The social service system and the prevailing laws governing it. Different forms of social service.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Helne, Julkunen ym. (2003). Sosiaalinen politiikka. Helsinki. WSOY Niemelä, H. & Salminen, K. (2006). Suomalainen sosiaaliturva.$file/suomalainen.pdf?openelement
Kananoja, A. & Lähteinen, M. & Marjamäki, P. (2011): Sosiaalityön käsikirja. Tietosanoma.
Lammi-Taskula, J. (2011): Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon perusteet.
Toikko, T. (2012): Sosiaalipalveluiden kehityssuunnat.
Other material given by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, study visits, group work, independent study.

Assessment Methods

Participation in study visits, passing the group work and the assignment. Numeric evaluation (0-5).