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Client work in groups and communities

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SAPA0506
Curriculum: SA 2017
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2018-2019)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 4 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saikkonen, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
4S-SA-2A2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Sanna Keskikuru, Karina BjörninenFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
5S-SA-2B2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Sanna Keskikuru, Karina BjörninenFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2020-2021.

Learning Outcomes

The student knows
* how to use group-form work in social services client work in a client-oriented manner.

Student's Workload

Altogether 104 hours, of which scheduled study approximately 44 hours.


* multi professionalism
* cooperation with health care students in practice
* community work
* sosio-cultural work (combining social services work, art and action research)
* social circus
* community drama and other functional methods
* leadership skills in a group
* solution and resource focused instructing
* group as a method in social services work
* the meaning of a peer-group in client work
* instructing a client group in practice in cooperation with the working life

Regional Impact

Applying Groupwork Methods in the Field Studies.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Niemistö, R. 2002. Ryhmän luovuus ja kehitysehdot.
Roivanen, I. & Nylund, M. & Korkiamäki, R. & Raitakari, S. (Toim.) Yhteisöt ja sosiaalityö. PS-Kustannus. 2008
Seikkula, J.& Arnkil, T. 2009. Dialoginen verkostotyö.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, Practical Study and a Group Work

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: the student knows how to
- act as a member of a group to reach the given targets
Grade 3: the student knows how to
- coordinate and promote target-oriented actions in a group
Grade 5: the student knows how to
- act responsively and independently in a group and lead and develop the actions of a group in a target-oriented way

Assessment Methods

An Active Participation, A Written Assignment