Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The course contributes to develop the student's competence in caring for patients' suffering from different kind of crisis,dependency,drug abuse and basic mental problems.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to identify patients in different kind of crisis. The student is able to take care of patients in crisis. The student has knowledge in different types of abuse problems. Furthermore the student recognizes and is able to encounter mental aspects in caring.

Course contents

-different types of crisis
-crisis care
-crisis service
-different types of abuse problems
-basic knowledge in mental health care

Prerequisites and co-requisites

studies from the first study year.

Recommended or required reading

Cullberg, J. 2006. Kris och utveckling
Cullberg, J. 2005. Dynamisk psykiatri. (selected chapters)
Dyregrov, A. 1992. Katastrofpsykologi.
Lindström,U. 1994. Psykiatrisk vårdlära (selected chapters)
Havio, Ml., Inkinen, M. & Partanen A. 2008. Päihdehoitotyö
Sarvimäki, A. & Stenbock-Hult, B. 1996. Vård -ett uttryck för omsorg (selected chapters)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 40 hours
  • Small-group work - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 130 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 130 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


Savolainen Jari


Savolainen Jari

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2014-04-29 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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