Social and Health Services

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSHP1201
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Honkaniemi, Teija
Teacher Team: Sundqvist-Kekäläinen, Mirva
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SH-2013H   1 spring   2.0        
S-SH-2013T   1 spring   2.0        
SH-2014   1 spring   2.0        
TH-2014   1 spring   2.0        
S-SH-2013VK   1 spring   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student gets an overall picture of the politico-administrative system of social and health care and municipal administration and organizations as a part of it. Student gets to know central, international and national goals and programs of social and health politics and can apply them to the management and development context of social and health care services. The student masters processes of strategic work and knows how to act customer-oriented in different processes in service production.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course 52 h
- of which scheduled studien 26 h
- of which autonomous studies 26 h

Contents

Politico-administrative system of social and health care
• Social and health politics in the national and municipal level
• International and national strategies and areas of focus of social and health care
• Strategy-based actions
• The change of municipal operational environment

Recommended or Required Reading

STM 2011, Sosiaalisesti kestävä Suomi 2020. Sosiaali- ja terveyspolitiikan strategia.
STM 2012, Sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon kansallinen kehittämisohjelma KASTE 2012–2015.
Nivalainen & Volk 2002, Väestö ja hyvinvointipalvelut. Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön julkaisuja 15.
Sutela, M. 2003, Sosiaali- ja terveyspalvelujen ulkoistaminen. Edita. Helsinki.
Kurssimateriaali.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars as contact teaching 26 h, literature examination or essee, independent and guided network studies

Assessment Criteria

Level 5:
- the student can evaluate critically the politico-administrative system of social and health care and municipal administration as part of it.
- the student masters and can apply the strategy-based actions in management and development context of social and health care services

Level 3:
- the student understands the characteristic of the politico-administrative system of social and health care
- the student understands the starting points and processes of Strategy-based actions


Level 1:
- the student is familiar with the politico-administrative system of social and health care
- the student is familiar with central international and national targets and programs of social and strategy-based actions

Assessment Methods

Numeric evaluation (1–5).

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