Professional studies

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Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the common psychiatric disorders and care of them. The student gets knowledge in how to encounter people suffering from mental disorders. Furthermore, the student gets a basic knowledge of how it is to work in a team.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to recognize mental suffering. The student is able to understand and encounter people with different kind of mental health problems, the student is able to explore different treatment possibilities in order to relief the mental suffering of a patient. Furthermore, the student understands work team dynamics.

Course contents

-the psychiatric patient
-psychiatric disorders
-methods in psychiatric care
-mental health care
-substance in teamwork

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mental Health 1

Recommended or required reading

Jacoby R., Oppenheimer C. 2002. Psychiatry in the elderly. Oxford University Press.

Study activities

Lectures - 94 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 94 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 94 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams
  • Demonstrations and presentations
  • Reports and productions


Savolainen Jari


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit

Course completion date

Date for course completion will be announced later

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2011-03-01 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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