The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that the student - is familiar with the society and understand the public and economical connections within the profession in the public and private sector. - can describe the possibility to public influence, explain how the working life is organized and be aware of the legislation that underlie the labour market. - is familiar with the Nordic welfare model as a base of values. - is familiar with the own working field and see possibilities to be an entrepreneur

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to - be able to describe the structure of the society and the legislation and other regulations that is a base for how the society is working - be familiar with the legislation that is essential for the profession - realize the value of multi professional co- operation. - be able to distinguish and put into practice the most relevant legislation within the field of labour legislation - be able to describe the structure of the society according to existing legislation and be able to identify his or her own possibilities to influence - be able to discuss the meaning of the Nordic welfare according to the own profession - be able to describe the welfare services the local authorities offer according to existing legislation.

Recommended or required reading

Information will given by the teacher during the course.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 21 hours
  • Individual studies - 112 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

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: A written exam quiz-tests


  • Ekman Petra
  • Sigfrids Ingmar


Sigfrids Ingmar

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Group size

No limit (24 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended


  • 2020-01-17
  • 2020-03-20

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • 2019-11-19 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-03 09:00 - 11:30 D4107-08 Society and Legislation Introduction and the Political System in Finland (Part 1) Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-10-07 09:00 - 11:30 D4110 Society and Legislation The Political System (part 2) and the Muncipalities Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-10-09 13:45 - 15:30 D4110 Society and Legislation The Health Care Act Ekman Petra
2019-10-15 13:00 - 15:30 F249 Society and Legislation Social Welfare and the SOTE-reform Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-10-22 13:00 - 15:30 D4110 Society and Legislation The Labour Market + Legislation Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-10-30 13:00 - 15:30 D4107-08 Society and Legislation Public Finances, Gender Equality Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-11-19 13:00 - 16:00 D4107-08 Society and Legislation Exam Sigfrids Ingmar
2019-12-04 13:00 - 16:00 A311 Society and Legislation Re-exam 1 Sigfrids Ingmar

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