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Empowerment and Wellbeing of Older Adults: IEPOA22S

Code: IEPOA22S

0.5 years (30 cr)

Start semester:
Spring 2022


The study program includes the follwing study courses carries out in english language: Finnish Society and Social Policy, How to Recognize a grey panther? Working together for meaningful ageing, Ethics in Elderly Care, Rehabilitative Care of People with Memory Disorders, Use of Pictures in Group Activities, Finnish Language and Culture.
Exchange students and students of the degree program study together both during theory courses ande during practical training.


The programme will be developed by reflecting all experiences that different co-operative partners have introduced and by using the information of the students' study course feedback system. Co-operation with the world of work will happen in the shape of practical training. Students will take the needs and the inputs of the social work field into account when they plan and carry out their practical training.

Further information

The study program will be carried out in the spring semester. The studets of the study program have possibility to sign themselves to study courses. The studies can be chosen to the studies in the first, the second and the third year.


Students who have accomplished the program, will know the basic principles of Nordic Welfare State. Students will know principles of well-being and active participation of older adults. They recognize memory disorders as current challenge of ageing and they have competences to understand influences of memory influences on well-being and functioning. They are able to place empowering social work methods in to the context of social work professions. They will have skills to apply creative and empowering methods during their practical training.

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Code Name Credits (cr) 2021-2022 Spring
3. / 2022 4. / 2022 5. / 2022
BC00BT39 Finnish Society and Social Policy 3 2 2 1 1
BX00BE20 How to Recognize a Grey Panther? Working together for Meaningful Ageing 5 3.3 3.3 1.7 1.7
BC00BT41 Ethics in Elderly Care 4 2.7 2.7 1.3 1.3
BC00BT42 Rehabilitative Care of People with Memory Disorders 5 3.3 3.3 1.7 1.7
KD06APSU012 Finnish Language and Culture 3 2 2 1 1
SOSEM50 Use of Pictures in Group Activities 4 2.7 2.7 1.3 1.3
BC00BT43 Practical Training: Preventive and Empowering Work with Elderly People 6 4 4 2 2
Total 30 20 20 10 10 0

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.