Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to provide an understanding of the rehabilitation system in Finland so that the student can explain the system and the principles.The course aims also to provide the student with an understanding of the clients psychosocial resourses.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
Student is expected to:
- know the basics about how rehabilitation is built up in Finland
- be able to describe how rehabilitationprocess, assistive deviceprocess and home-enviroment changes are organized for different ages and problems in Finland
- demonstrate understanding of psychological development
- demonstrate understanding of facts that influence on client-therapist relationship

Course contents

Developmental psychology, rehabilitation and assistive devices.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Previous course names

No previous course

Additional information

Participation in presentation of seminar essays compulsory

Recommended or required reading

Recommended reading:
Kallanranta, T et al (toim.) 2003. Kuntoutus. Jyväskylä: Gummerus Kirjapaino Oy
NUH. 2007. Aktuellt i Norden, Nationella system för förmedling av hjälpmedel, Andra utgåvan. ISBN: 91-86954-76-8
Kuutamo, O. & Hölsömäki, H. (toim.). 2005. Soveltavan liikunnan apuvälineet. Helsinki: Edita Prima Oy. ISBN: 951-37-4263-X
- Nilsson, B. & Waldemarson, A-K. 2007. Kommunikation - samspel mellan människor. Poland: Studentlitteratur.
- Eide, T & Eide, H. 2006. Kommunikation i praktiken - relationer, samspel och etik inom socialt arbete, vård och omsorg. Malmö: Liber.
Dehlin, O. & al. 2000. Gerontologi. Åldrandet i ett biologiskt, psykologiskt och socialt perspektiv. Falköping: Natur och Kultur
Frisén, A & Hwang, P. (red.) 2006. Ungdomar och identitet. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur
Hagberg, B. & Rennemark, M. 2004. Den åldrande människans psykologi. Lund: Studentlitteratur
Havnesköld, L & Risholm-Mothander, P. 2002. Utvecklingspsykologi. Psykodynamisk teori i nya perspektiv. 2:a upplagan
Hwang, P & Nilsson, B. 2003. Utvecklingspsykologi. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur
Jerlang, E. & al. 2003. Utvecklingspsykologiska teorier. Stockholm: Liber
Crain, W.2005. Theories of development. Concepts and applications. USA: Prentice Hall International.
Lyytinen et al. (toim.) 2003. Näkökulmia kehityspsykologiaan. Kehitys kontekstissaan. WSOY: Porvoo.

Salminen, A. (toim.) 2003. Apuvälinekirja. Kehitysvammaliitto

Study activities

  • Lectures - 52 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 4 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 23 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 50 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 4 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

pass the examination task
the seminars are obligatory


  • Haldin Denice
  • Kokko Anne
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Ring Joachim
  • Vienola Riitta


Kokko Anne

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

tredje perioden

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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