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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
STYÖA3B Social Work Skills Seminar 4 ECTS
Organised by
Social Work
Minimum preceding studies
25 ECTS.
Preceding studies
The basic studies must be completed before taking the skills seminar.
Course is available for:
  • Major subject students

General description

Students hone their interaction and problem-solving skills needed in the customer service of social work, learn to use methods, techniques and instruments applicable to the different stages of a professional work process in various customer and problem situations.

Learning outcomes

Students learn the basic skills and approaches needed in the customer service of social work and build their professional identities.


the work process and its different stages in different organisations of social work;
analysis practices of customer situations;
interaction and problem-solving skills, demonstrations;
methods, techniques, instruments; exercises

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

The participation of minor students is limited.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Seminar 48 h 0 h

Seminar 48h: lectures, demonstrations, assignments, interaction and analysis exercises

Modes of study

Active participation in the seminar and its different forms.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

2. year autumn

Periods 1-3 of the second year.

Study materials

Toimeentuloturva 2007 and the material distributed in the seminar.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Social Work Skills (Social Work)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
School of Social Sciences and Humanities