Professional Studies in Social Work, Exchange Programme | SeAMK

Professional Studies in Social Work

Professional Studies in Social Work / Empowerment in Social Work is an exchange programme for students offered by the School of Health Care and Social Work of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

What is the programme all about?

Welcome to study in English a module concentrating in one of the main issues of social work. What does the concept of empowerment really mean in the context of social work? How do the different ideas on producing welfare influence in the goals and methods of social work? How can we promote change in our own thinking and in the live of clients? By participating in this module you can get answers and formulate new questions with a group of foreign and Finnish students.

Admission criteria

The applicants should be students enrolled at a partner university of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The students chosen to the module should have studied social work or applied gerontology for at least one year in their home university or university of applied sciences. The applicants should have sufficient competence in English language.

Course offering

  • Autumn semester 2020

    Not available in autumn semester 2020.

    Empowerment in Social Work

    BE00BT36         Introduction to Social Work Studies in Finland, 3 ECTS
    SOSEM20          Introduction to Welfare Society, 3 ECTS
    SOSEM30          Empowering Social Work, 4 ECTS
    SOSEM40          Facilitating Activity-Based Groups, 4 ECTS
    SOSEM50          Use of Pictures in Group Activities, 4 ECTS
    SOSEM60          Communication and Media in Social Work, 4 ECTS
    SOSEM70          Practical Training: Methods of Empowerment in Social Work, 10 ECTS

    Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS

  • Spring semester 2021

    22 Feb - 28 May 2021

    Option 1: Professional Studies in Applied Gerontology/ Empowerment and Wellbeing of Older Adults, total 30 ECTS

    • BC00BT39     Finnish Society and Social Policy, 3 ECTS
    • BX00BE20    How to Recognize a Grey Panther? Working together for Meaningful Ageing, 5 ECTS
    • BC00BT41     Ethics in Elderly Care, 4 ECTS
    • BC00BT42     Rehabilitative Care of People with Memory Disorders, 5 ECTS
    • KD06APSU012 Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    • SOSEM50      Use of Pictures in Group Activities, 4 ECTS
    • BC00BT43    Practical Training: Preventive and Empowering Work with Elderly People, 6 ECTS

    Option 2: Social Work: 17-20 credits available in total: 

    • Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    • How to recognize a grey panther? Working together for meaningful ageing, 5 ECTS
    • Practical Training, 9-12 ECTS