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Advanced Studies in Working with the Disabled

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAS0215
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 3 (2018-2019)
Credits: 2 cr
Responsible Teacher: Långsjö, Kati
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
9S-SA-3SP2019-01-07 – 2019-06-02Karina BjörninenFinnish2018-12-10 – 2019-01-14

Learning Outcomes

The student deepens his knowledge in questions concerning disability, capability debilitating chronic diseases and different disabilities.

Student's Workload

Amount of work altogether 54 hrs, of which 26 contact hrs and 28 hrs of independent study. The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basic and vocational studies.


The student understands the effect of different diseases and disabilities on the physical, mental and social capability.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Vammaisuuden kokeminen ja kokemisen vammaisuus. Suomen Vammaistutkimuksen Seuran 2.vuosikirja. Simo Vehmas (toim.) Helsinki 2010. Other material given by the teacher during the course.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Study circle and participation in the lectures of experience-trainers.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to evaluate the supporting measures related to different disabilities and chronic diseases and develop them to ensure involution and an unrestricted life for a client.
Grade 3: The student knows how to apply his knowledge in different supporting measures to improve capability.
Grade 1-2: The student recognizes the most common diseases and disabilities that restrict capability.

Assessment Methods

Learning diary.