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Social and Heath Services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SH00BC26
Curriculum: SA 2022V / 2023
SH 2022K / 2023 / 2023K / 2023VK
TH 2023
Level: Bachelor of Social Services / Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Public Health
Year of Study: 1 (2023 / 2023-2024 / 2024)
Semester: Spring / Autumn
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemistö, Riku / Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3018TH2023-1A2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3019SH2023-1A2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3020SH2023-1B2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3021SA2023-1A2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3022SA2023-1B2023-08-01 – 2023-12-31Aira BraggeFinnish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06
3023SH2023-1CK2024-01-01 – 2024-04-28Aira BraggeFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12
3025SH2023V-1K2024-01-01 – 2024-04-28Aira BraggeFinnish2023-12-01 – 2024-01-12

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.