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STYP5 Finnish Social Welfare and Social Work (V306-8 in the listing of Tamk University of Applied Sciences) 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Sosiaalityön tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

General description

V306-8/ STYÖP2 Finnish Social Welfare and Social Work 5 ects

Objective of course :

Student is able to

  • Describe Finnish social welfare system and social work practices
  • Analyze social work methods and approaches used within different working fields in practice  
  •  Analyze and compare challenges of social service / social work practices at present
  • Compare analytically differences and similarities between Finnish social protection and that of student's own origin

Course contents :

  • The structure, present status and development history of Finnish social protection system
  • Social welfare services
  • Social work and social work methods in different contexts
  • Social problems and future challenges for service development

Teaching methods :

  • Orientative lectures (18 hours + seminar 6 hours)
  • Study visits (5-6 different social work/service fields) in small groups
  • Seminar with a presentation
  • Virtual learning space Moodle is used for discussions and background material

Assessment methods:

  • Active participation in the lectures and study visits
  • Portfolio based on literature, lectures and study visits and its presentation in the seminar
  • Presentation in the seminar

Required/Recommended reading :

  • Background literature related to each theme is given during the lessons.
  • Background documents in Moodle.

Year of study :

Teaching place: TAMK Social services, Pyynikintie. 2A, 
Language of instruction

Principal lecturer informed later.    

TAMK University of Applied Sciences
Pyynikintie 2A, 33230 Tampere
Tel. +358-50-5702471
Fax. +358-3-2452401


Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, Teacher responsible


14-Sep-2012 – 2-Nov-2012
Lectures 18 hours
Fri 14-Sep-2012 - 26-Oct-2012 weekly at 9-12
Seminar 6 hours
Fri 2-Nov-2012 at 9-16
Stydy visits on a separate schedule outside teaching times. Minimum of 5 study visits are mandatory.