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Professional Base in Social and Health Care (5 cr)

Code: AH00BU26-3020

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


29.08.2022 - 27.11.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Faculty of Health Care and Social Services (LAB)



Teaching languages

  • Finnish


200 - 450

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Social Services
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Public Health Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Emergency Care


  • Sari Kokkonen
  • Eija Viitala
  • Nina Hietaranta
  • Sanna Nurmiainen



Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- explain the organization of the social and health service system and describe the client's position in the social and health service system
- describe the values and ethical principles in their field as well as the key regulations governing operations
- describe the principles of evidence-based information and action
- identify factors of well-being and functioning at an individual and community level

Implementation and methods of teaching

The course takes place entirely online, a total of 5 credits. (1 credit means 27 h student´s work) It is a completely self-paced online course that directly assesses the returned assignments.

Timing and attendance

29.8. - 27 November 2022
The course is implemented in Moodle. The course is an opportunity to complete the above-mentioned period at your own pace.

Learning material and recommended literature

Laaksonen H., Laitinen H. and Hiilamo H. (eds) 2020: Social and healthcare system, as applicable. Other study material is announced in the course.

Exam retakes

The course is open on August 29. - 27 November 2022.
Renewals in accordance with the degree regulations are possible on either platform during the period in question or with the next implementation.

Learning environment

Moodle verkkotyöskentely

Student time use and work load

5 credits, i.e. 135 hours of online/distance learning. The course has 4 sections, each of which has its own sub-exams. You can progress one section at a time, when the student has passed the sub-exam. After all the sections, an exam opens based on the content of the entire course, which must be successfully completed in order to complete the course.
The course requires the student to work independently: getting to know the materials in order to complete the tasks.


Explain the organization of the social and health service system and describe the client's position in the social and health service system
o Social and health service system
o Customer service in the social and health sector
o Realization of the human rights and fundamental rights of the customer and patient

Describe the values ​​and ethical principles of your own field, as well as the key regulations that guide operations
o Values ​​and ethical principles
o Regulations

Describe the principles of evidence-based knowledge and activities and search for evidence-based information in their professional field from various information sources
o Action based on information and evidence
o Information search
o Databases
o Scientific writing

To define the components of well-being and functional capacity at the individual and community level
o Well-being
o The importance of promoting well-being and health
o Functionality and its measurement

Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.

No previous studies are required.

Assessment criteria

Active participation, requires e.g. independent information search.
Approved completion of learning tasks.

Assessment scale


Failed (0)

The student does not do the assignments or does not complete them upon request, and does not pass the assignments with approval.