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Basics of Welfare Technology

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC39
Curriculum: SH 2024K
Level: Bachelor of Nursing
Year of Study: 1 (2025)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)Language
3020SH2023-12CK2025-03-01 – 2025-05-31Anu Ylikahri, Juho PölönenEnglish
3024SH2024-1A2025-03-01 – 2025-05-31Anu Ylikahri, Juho PölönenFinnish
3025SH2024-1B2025-01-01 – 2025-02-28Heidi Blom, Juho PölönenFinnish

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes


knows and understands welfare technology and related concepts and definitions.

understands and recognizes the importance of welfare technology in the development of the social and health sector

understands the opportunities and threats of welfare technology in the social and health sector of the future.

understands the welfare technology applications used in the social and health care sector in customer ja patient work

understands the importance of the ethical considerations

is able to identify, apply and and critically asses the suitability of welfare tehchnology for their own field

understands the importance of relationship between man and well-being technology

Student's Workload

3 cr x 27 = 81h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Society and service system knowledge.



Concepts and definitions of welfare technology

Welfare techologys opportunities e.g. robotics, artificial intelligence, remote services, 3D- printing, security technology, well-being measurement, customer ans information systems

Multidisciplinary cooperation in welfare technology: study visits eg Technobotnia, wellness technology projects, Alvar service, etc.

Welfare technology ethics: the changing relationship between human and welfare techonology

Virtual reality: eg VR glasses, wellness games, virtual therapy etc.

Regional Impact

The student develop their knowledge to act and work in the field of welfare techology mainly in area og Pohjanmaa.

Assessment Criteria

Seminar (Reguired teamwork, assessment: passed /failed / completed)
A learning diary (Invidual work 0-5)
SotePeda 24/7 developed material (required)
Active participation
Numerical evalution 0-5

Assessment Methods

Online studies
Visiting e.g Technobothnia VAMK
Independent study

Further Information

Course feedback is provided through SPARK.