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Working fields in social services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SA00BC17
Curriculum: SA 2021
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2021-2022)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 9 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2021-1A2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Heli HuhtaFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10
3002SA2021-1B2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Heli Huhta, Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10

Still need to take the course? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The student

can place the practice organisation into Finnish welfare system
identifyes the legislation and recommendations concerning the practice organization
understands the meaning of the practice organisation to peoples’ welfare
knows how to combine theories learned to the multi professional work in the practice organisation

Student's Workload

9 cr x 27h = 243h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

The theoretical studies before the first year practice period must be passed.


Students implements her/his practice according to her/his personal plan.
Student gets to know in adition to his practice organisation at least two close cooperation partners of the organization
Teachers draw up an assignment where the strategic focus of VAMK 2030 can be seen.
Final seminar for the students / Feedback discussion.

Regional Impact

Get client interaction skills mainly in area of Pohjanmaa.


Possibility to student exchange or practice.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

aatikainen Eija, Rahikka Anne, Saarnio Tuula, Vepsä Päivi.2019. Ammattina sosionomi. Sanoma Pro Oy.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Practical training.

Assessment Criteria


The student formulates his own learning goals from the basis of general goals.
The student evaluates his own learning realistically and is able to accept feedback.
The goals of the practical training period have been gained mainly.
The student is motivated to work in the social services.
Is able to perform his assignments in co-operation with his supervisor and is able to explain his operations.
Independent approach in working and methodicalness increase during the practical training period.
The student recognizes his own strengths and development areas.
The student has readiness to work as a member of a group.
Interaction between different parties is natural and functional.
The student gets acquainted with the operational principles of the work community and operates according to them.
The student asks for advice and chases up things spontaneously.
The student uses the things he has earlier learned functionally and is able to explain his operations with the help of theory.


Taking responsibility in own studying, self-direction, motivation and initiative are lacking.
The student’s operation in the practice place is not appropriate.
Lacking co-operative skills.
The student is not explaining his own actions.
Fundamental deficiencies in the basic information.
Co-operation with the different parties is insignificant, attitude towards clients uninterested. Disengagement of the work community, acting against the operational principles of the work place. Excessive amount of absences, does not hang onto working hours.

Assessment Methods

Passed / Failed