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Social Work with the Disabled

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAA0601
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2018)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Långsjö, Kati
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2018

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
18S-SA-2VK2018-01-08 – 2018-06-01Kati LångsjöFinnish2017-12-11 – 2018-01-15
19S-SA-2A2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Sanna SaikkonenFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
20S-SA-2B2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Sanna SaikkonenFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2019-2020.

Learning Outcomes

The student gets acquainted with the prevailing manifestations of disability and being handicapped and with the principles, methods and legislation of working with the disabled. The student receives the competence for working with the disabled and their families.

Student's Workload

Amount of work altogether 81 h, of which 39 contact hours and 42 hours of independent study. The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Disability and being handicapped as a phenomenon. Status of the disabled and handicapped in the society. Experiencing and confronting disability. Disability and being handicapped as a crisis for the individual and family. Services for the disabled and special welfare services. Legislation related to the services for the disabled.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Malm, M. et al. 2004. Esteistä mahdollisuuksiin. Vammaistyön perusteet. Helsinki. Vehmas, Simo 2005. Vammaisuus. Johdatus historiaan, teoriaan ja etiikkaan.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises, study visits.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student has views on the social discussion concerning disability and he is able to see the effect of different research trends on the social discussion concerning disability.
Grade 3: The student knows how to apply his knowledge of the benefits of the disabled into client cases. The student knows how to apply the principles of unrestrictedness and involution in a practical level.
Grade 1-2: The student knows the most important forms of the support from the society for the disabled and the chronically ill, and recognizes their need for support in the society.

Assessment Methods

Participation in exercises and group work, written assignment or exam.