Organization and Operational Customs in the Social Services Branch

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSAA0302
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 5.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Blomqvist, Ann-Sophie
Teacher Team: Palosaari, Sinikka ; Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SA-2010   1 spring   5.0   2011-01-05   2011-06-17  
S-SA-2011   1 spring   5.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
S-SA-2012   1 spring   5.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
S-SA-2013   1 spring   5.0        
SA-2014   1 spring   5.0        
SA-2014V   1 autumn   5.0        
SA-2015   1 spring   5.0        
SA-2016   1 spring   5.0        

Learning Outcomes

Service structures in the social services branch: The student is familiar with the aggregate of social legislation and its effects on producing social services and on client work. The student gets acquainted with different social services and their practical customs of organization. The student is aware of the social significance that social services have on the welfare of the citizens.

Student's Workload

The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Service structures in the social services branch: The social service system and the prevailing laws governing it. Different forms of social service.

Recommended or Required Reading

Helne, Julkunen ym. (2003). Sosiaalinen politiikka. Helsinki. WSOY Niemelä, H. & Salminen, K. (2006). Suomalainen sosiaaliturva.$file/suomalainen.pdf?openelement
Kananoja, A. & Lähteinen, M. & Marjamäki, P. (2011): Sosiaalityön käsikirja. Tietosanoma.
Lammi-Taskula, J. (2011): Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon perusteet.
Toikko, T. (2012): Sosiaalipalveluiden kehityssuunnat.
Other material given by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, study visits, group work, independent study.

Assessment Methods

Participation in study visits, passing the group work and the assignment. Numeric evaluation (0-5).