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Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The student increases knowledge and awareness about different forms of rehabilitation and the legislation which guides rehabilitation in Finland. Student increases his knowledge about rehabilitation in society. He understands the purpose and meaning of rehabilitation from an individual perspective and he is aware of the importancde of appropriate goal setting in rehabilitation. After the course student has knowledge about different actors involved in rehabilitation. Student has also knowledge about how to create goals in rehabilitation. He will also know what project work includes and he has knowledge about the process linked with project work.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student has - knowledge about the role and responsibility of the community and NGO organizations regarding rehabilitation. - has deeper knowledge about different rehabilitation forms as a base for practical work. - understands the individual persons experiences regarding rehabilitation and disability. basic knowledge about goal assessment scale. -can clarify his own professional role in the rehabilitation process and can use his professional knowledge in multi- professional work. - is able to participate in multi-professional project work. - basic skills to use research to support rehabilitation planning. -basic skills to implement a small project based on the needs in working life

Course contents

- Meaning and experience of a disability - Goal setting in rehabilitation - Community perspective on rehabilitation - Project work

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic knowledge about rehabilitation

Previous course names

2008: Rehabilitation Common part and Rehabilitation Specific part

Additional information

Compulsory attendance at course introduction, group work and seminars

Recommended or required reading

Barnes, C., Mercer, G., Shakespeare, T. 1999. Exploring disability: a sociological introduction. Cambridge: Polity Press. Brown, I., Brown, R. 2003. Quality of life and disability: an approach for community practitioners. London : Jessica Kingsley Csikszentmihalyi, M 1997. Finding flow. The psychology of engagement in everyday life. New York: Basic Books Hick, C. 1999. Research methods for clinical therapists : applied project design and analysis. Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone Lewis, J. 2001. Project planning, scheduling & control - a hands-on guide to bringing projects in on time and on budget. New York : McGraw-Hill Loijas, S., Merentie, A. 1995. Towards a society for all: an action programme on disability policy. Helsingfors : Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: National Council on Disa

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Small-group work - 15 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 122 hours
  • Individual studies - 43 hours
  • Seminars - 12 hours
  • - 50 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

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The examination is that students plan, conduct and report a project. Student have to be precence at compulsory parts of course. Approved presentation of project report. The student has handed in the 2 group work: 1) rehabilitation of the elderly 2) presentation of 1 NGO


  • Jeglinsky-Kankainen Ira
  • Kokko Anne
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Peri Heidi
  • Sundell Solveig


Kokko Anne

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Period 1 and 2

Assessment methods

2013-11-13 - Reports and productions

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