Professional Studies in Applied Gerontology | SeAMK

Professional Studies in Applied Gerontology

• Exchange programme for students in the field of applied gerontology
• Offered by the School of Health Care and Social Work of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

What is the Programme all about?

Welcome to exchange programme in applied gerontology and elderly care!

Professional studies in the programme include theoretical studies and practical training in the field. Some courses are conducted in multiprofessional groups and also with other exchange students from various fields of studies.

Entrance Requirements

  • The applicants should be students enrolled at a partner university of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.
  • At least one year of prior studies in the field of applied gerontology or elderly care.
  • Sufficient English language skills to actively participate in the courses and practical training (minimum B1 on European language levels).

Timetable

Studies in the autumn semester 2018 begin on 3 September and end on 14 December, application deadline 15 May 2018. Studies in the spring semester 2019 begin on 18 February and end on 24 May, application deadline 15 November 2018. Application instructions: www.seamk.fi/how-to-apply-exchange-students.
The partner institutions can nominate the students by email to incoming@seamk.fi one month before the application deadline.

Course offering

  • SPRING SEMESTER 2019

    18 Feb - 24 May 2019

    Empowerment and Wellbeing of Older Adults, 30 ECTS

    • Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    • Finnish Society and Social Policy, 3 ECTS
    • How to recognize a grey panther? Working together for meaningful ageing, 5 ECTS
    • Ethics in Elderly Care, 4 ECTS
    • Rehabilitative Care of People with Memory Disorders, 5 ECTS
    • Use of Pictures in Group Activities, 4 ECTS
    • Practical Training: Preventive and Empowering Work with Elderly People, 6 ECTS
  • AUTUMN SEMESTER 2018

    3 Sep - 14 Dec 2018

    STUDIES AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH: 15-32 ECTS

    • Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    • Finnish Society and Social Policy, 3 ECTS
    • Practical Training, 9–12 ECTS

    During autumn semester, it is also possible to take part in the programme ‘Empowerment in Social Work’ (32 ECTS).