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Advanced studies in disability services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SAVA0108
Curriculum: SA 2018 / 2018V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 3 (2020-2021 / 2021)
Semester: Autumn / Spring
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saikkonen, Sanna
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2018-3A, SA2018-3B, SA2018-3LNP, SA2018-3SP, SA2018V-23K2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Tiina JärveläFinnish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11

Learning Outcomes

The student knows
- how to promote participation of a disabled person with different working methods and use the latest research knowledge in his work
- understand the meaning of disability policy as a factor defining the actions

Student's Workload

Altogether 135 hours, of which scheduled study approximately 55 hours.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basic and vocational studies


• Disability policy locally, nationally and internationally
• The participation of a disabled person and working methods promoting participation
• The client’s experiences of participation
• The research of disability services
• The research basis of working methods
• Multiculturality in disability services

Regional Impact

Applying new political Innovations in the Fieldstudy


An International disability Policy

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Actual material connected to fieldstudy

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, Fieldstudy, a Seminar

Assessment Criteria

Grade 1: the student
- understands the meaning of disability policy in disability services and knows how to use the methods independently, in an expert manner and in a client-oriented way
- understands the meaning of participation

Grade 3: the student
- knows how to apply disability policy guidelines and other knowledge extensively and in expert manner when supporting participation
- the use of the methods is based in critical consideration

Grade 5: the student
- knows how to analyze, evaluate and realize actions with proper working methods which support participation in a client-oriented way and according the disability policy guidelines

Assessment Methods

a Written Assignment