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Social and Health Care

The School of Social and Health Care educates about 785 students in its degree programmes of nursing, public health nursing and social services.

The facilities of The School of Health Care and Social Services are located in Alere Learning Centre, in Palosaari Campus. Classrooms for theoretical and practical studies, auditoriums, a restaurant for students, offices and quiet rooms for personal studies form a uniquely pleasant and functional learning and working environment.

Classrooms for practical studies are equipped for simulation and demonstration of various health care exercises. Such facilities include an operating theatre, a recovery ward, facilities for paediatric, surgical, internal disease, basic, first aid, anatomical and physiological as well as psychiatric health care.

The comprehensive and practically-orientated degrees provide special attention to the bilingual and multi-cultural operating environment. Internationality is distinctive for the Unit for Health Care and Social Services whose cooperation network includes partners in the Nordic countries, Spain, Thailand, England, Latvia and China.

Elina Martin Director of the School of Health Care and Social Services

Regina Nurmi
Head of Degree Programme; Nursing and Social Services, ECTS Departmental Coordinator in nursing
Ulla Isosaari Principal Lecturer; ECTS Departmental Coordinator in Social Services


Alere Learning Centre in Palosaari Campus.