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Social and Heath Services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC26
Curriculum: SA 2021
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2021-2022)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemistö, Riku
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2021-2022

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2021-1A2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3002SA2021-1B2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3003TH2021-1A2021-08-01 – 2021-12-31Suvi KallioFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3004SH2021-1A2021-08-01 – 2022-07-31Eila RasivirtaFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3005SH2021-1B2021-08-01 – 2022-07-31Heli LatvalaFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3006SH2021-1CK2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Tiina JärveläFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10
3007SH2021-1DK2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Eila RasivirtaFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10
3008SH2021V-1K2022-01-01 – 2022-07-31Eila RasivirtaFinnish2021-12-01 – 2022-01-10
3009SH2021-1C2021-08-01 – 2022-07-31Eila RasivirtaFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

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

Learning Outcomes

The student:
-Understands how the services are organized and supervised.
-Knows the different levels of services, and the expertise in each individual service
-Understans integration and co-operation in services
-Knows the central legislation
-Knows the process of evaluation for the clients in need
-Understands efficient and resource saving practises
-Sees entrepreneurship as a possibility
-Knows the ethical priciples guiding the work in social- and healthcare

Student's Workload


Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies required.


-Service-system in social- and healthcare
-Service producers and their co-operation
-Social care, primary health care and the specialized services
-Quality and efficiency
-Evalution of need for care/service
-Ethical guidelines

Regional Impact

The student is familiar with social- and healthcare services in the region.


The student understands the global challenges for the services and knows the influences from the EU.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Laaksonen, H., Laitinen, H., Hiilamo, H., Hautaviita, P., Hyvärinen, H. & Vänni, K. 2020. Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon järjestelmä. 1. painos. Helsinki: Sanoma Pro Oy. Osat 1, 2 ja 3 (also online)
Material announced by the teachers.