Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student

- improve understanding for what it means to live with a disability and what the attitudes in the society towards disabled are today.
- improve ability to meet, support and tutor as well as inspire users from a social educational perspective.
- critically examine the attitudes towards persons with disabilities that they observed during their practical work period.
- improve ability to use theoretical knowledge and is an active part in different practical situations.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
- in a professional way meet persons with disability
- identify resources and needs of support
- use theoretical knowledge about persons with disabilities and their living conditions.
- use social educational work methods in work with persons with disabilities.
- work together with staff, families of the user and other partners.

Course contents

Practical work with persons with disabilities: To meet, understand and support users from a social educational perspective.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Disability in society
Disability and social educational work

Additional information

Written rapport compulsory, deadline 18.12.2013.
Participation compulsory in evaluation seminar.

Recommended or required reading

Madsen. B. (2001). Socialpedagogik. Lund: Studentlitteratur

Viinamäki Leena. (toim.) 2008. Capter 11 pages 143-158 From: 14 puheenvuoroa sosionomien (AMK) asemasta Suomen hyvinvointiasiantuntijajärjestelmässä. Kemi-Tornion ammattikorkeakoulun julkaisuja. Sarja A: Raportteja ja tutkimuksia 2/2008.

Study activities

  • Excursions and demonstrations - 8 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Individual studies - 32 hours
  • introduction and evaluation seminar - 10 hours
  • Practical training - 210 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 266 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 266 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Written rapport compulsory, deadline 18.12.2013.
Participation compulsory in evaluation seminar.


  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Nordlund-Spiby Rut

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Praktik 11.11-20.12.2013.
- Arbetstiden 7h/dag eller 35 h./v. uppgörs enligt överenskommelse med praktikplatsen och fälthandledaren.
- Dessutom självstudier (5h./v.) med Praktikuppgift som inlämnas senast 18.12.2013.

Assessment methods

  • 2013-12-18 - Exams
  • 2013-12-18 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2013-12-18 - Reports and productions

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