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Working with Clients with Disabilites

Rakennetyyppi: Opintojakso
Koodi: SH00BC47
OPS: SA 2021
SH 2021K / 2021VK / 2022 / 2022K
Taso: Sosionomi (AMK) / Sairaanhoitaja (AMK)
Opiskeluvuosi: 2 / 3 (2023 / 2023-2024 / 2024)
Lukukausi: Kevät / Syksy
Laajuus: 3 op
Vastuuopettaja: Järvelä, Tiina
Opetuskieli: Englanti

Toteutukset lukuvuonna 2023-2024

3008SA2021-3A1.8.2023 – 31.12.2023Katja KetolaEnglanti1.8.2023 – 6.9.2023
3009SA2021-3B1.8.2023 – 31.12.2023Katja KetolaEnglanti1.8.2023 – 6.9.2023
3010SH2022-2A1.8.2023 – 31.12.2023Katja KetolaEnglanti1.8.2023 – 6.9.2023
3011SH2022-2B1.8.2023 – 31.12.2023Katja KetolaEnglanti1.8.2023 – 6.9.2023
3012SH2022-12CK, SH2022-12DK1.1.2024 – 29.2.2024Katja KetolaEnglanti1.12.2023 – 12.1.2024


The student
- professionally masters the concepts / definitions of disability and disability and the most common manifestations
- becomes acquainted with the methods and key legislation of the treatment and rehabilitation of disabled people
- is able to work with people with disabilities and their families in multi-professional cooperation

Opiskelijan työmäärä

The student´s workload: 3 credit units

- 81hrs
- on the academic schedule 30 hrs
- self-learning/ self-study 51hrs

Edeltävät opinnot / Suositellut valinnaiset opinnot

No previous studies required.


Developmental disability and more common developmental disabilities. Neurological, linguistic and developmental disorders. Sensory hearing and vision impairments.
Legislation related to rehabilitation. Forms of rehabilitation and assessment of functional capacity.


The student is familiar with the principles of the Finnish disability policy which are equality, participation and accessibility (the Disability Services Act).


The student understands the global challenges for the services and knows the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.



1. Vehmas, Simo 2005. Vammaisuus. Johdatus teoriaan ja etiikkaan.
2. Manninen, Anja & Pihko, Helena 2013. Kehitysvammaisuus.
3. The Online Handbook on Disability Services. Finnish institute of helth and welfare. Online:

Material announced by the teacher.

Opetusmuoto / Opetusmenetelmät

Lecture teaching, small group assignments. Written assignment or exam.


Grade 1-2: The student knows the most important forms of the support from the society for the disabled and the chronically ill, and recognizes their need for support in the society.

Grade 3-4: The student knows how to apply his knowledge of the benefits of the disabled into client cases. The student knows how to apply the principles of unrestrictedness and involution in a practical level.

Grade 5: The student has views on the social discussion concerning disability and he is able to see the effect of different research trends on the social discussion concerning disability.


The student gives feedback on the course through the Spark system.