The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


Extension studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

15 cr

Competency aims

The aim is that the student after completing the
course has deepened his/her knowledge of
habilitation for children and youth. The aim is
also that the student has a broader understanding
of person- and family-centred work as well as
interprofessional work.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, you should have:
Module 1:
- skills to initiate, and together with the
child/youth/family promote activity and
- competences to realize goal-directed work based
on the person´s developmental needs and context
- ability to reflective observe your own attitude
and communication with the person/persons/family
you are working with.

Module 2:
- acquire project knowledge within the context of
the course

Course contents

The course contains of two modules, 10ects and
1) Habilitation for children and youth (10 ects).
module is realized in collaboration with Learning
and Consulting Centre, Ruskis (a special school
for children and youth with
disabilities) as well as with VAU.

2) Project work in relation to module 1 (5 ects).

Additional information

Tis is the course, where you have the possibility
to combine theory and practice in a work place.
In part one you will have the possibility to work
with children and youth with disabilities.
The course is held in Swedish, English and
Finnish. Observe that you should know some
Finnish to be able to communicate with the
children at the special school(!)

Recommended or required reading

At least five scientific articles per module.

Choi, B.C.K. and Pak, A.W.P. (2006).
Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and
transdisciplinarity in health research, services,
education and policy: 1. Definitions, objectives
and evidence of effectiveness. Clin Invest Med
29, 351-364.
Dunst, C.J., Johanson, C., Trivette, C.M. and
Hamby, D. (1991). Family-centered early
intervention policies and practicies: family-
centered or not? Exceptional Children 58,115-126.
Gorter J-W & Rosenbaum P. (2011). The F-words in
childhood disability. I swear this is how we
should think! Child: care, health and development
Jeglinsky I et al. (2013). How are actual needs
recognized in the content and goals of written
rehabilitation plans? Disability and
Rehabilitation 2013: 1-11.
Convention of the rights of the child. External link
WHO. The International Classification of
Functioning, disability and health. WHO 2001.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 52 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 80 hours
  • Individual studies - 210 hours
  • Seminars - 8 hours
  • Practical training - 45 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 405 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 405 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Every module will be examined separately:
1. module (10 ects): Active participation in the
multiprofessional teamwork (including
supervision at Arcada) and Valtti project, passed
written tasks and
participation and oral presentation in the
seminar. Activity during supervision, practice
and seminar will have an effect on the grade for
the written task.

2. module (5 ects): Passed project report.

In module 1 the multiprofessional teamwork
process and the presentation in the seminar are
evaluated with passed/failed and the written task
graded 0-5.
In modul 2 the project is graded as


Arell-Sundberg Marina

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2020-12-20

The timetable of the course

Kursens preliminära tidtabell ht 2020/Preliminary
course timetable autumn

(O) = Obligatorisk / Compulsory

Course enrolment period

2021-08-09 to 2021-09-05

Assessment methods

  • 2020-10-25 - Reports and productions
  • 2020-10-22 - Other assignments

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