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Working fields in social services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAH0005
Curriculum: SA 2020V
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 1 (2021)
Semester: Autumn
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
3002SA2020-1A2021-01-04 – 2021-06-20Heidi BlomFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3003SA2020-1B2021-01-04 – 2021-06-20Heli HuhtaFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3005SA2020-1C2021-01-04 – 2021-06-20Susanna WeberFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3007SA2020V-12K2020-12-28 – 2022-07-29Heli HuhtaFinnish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06

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 op=240h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

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


Teachers Teachers draw up an assignment where the strategic focus of Social and Healh Services Unit in VAMK can be seen.
Student gets to know in adition to his practice organisation at least two close cooperation partners of the organization
Final seminar for the students

Regional Impact

Get client interaction skills mainly in area of Pohjanmaa.


Possibility to student exchange or practice.

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


Further Information

Course feedback is provided through SPARK.