Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

12.12.2019 at 09:00 - 15.1.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 15.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 22.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 29.1.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 5.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45
Wed 19.2.2020
14:15 - 15:45

Other teaching

11.02.2020 Tue 10.15-11.45
Ilkka Pietilä
Teaching language: Finnish
10.02.2020 Mon 10.15-11.45
Ilkka Pietilä
Teaching language: Finnish


Open course

Students will learn to analyse the service requirements caused by an ageing population and the ways in which the public and private sector, as well as families and communities can fulfil them.

The course analyses assistance and service requirements related to ageing. Public and private services, as well as questions of geriatric social work and the role of immediate communities in offering assistance will be studied.

Related literature for contact teaching and the online course will be separately announced.

Three books from the following selection are required for the book examination option:

Hoppania, Hanna-Kaisa ym.: Hoivan arvoiset. 2016. Gaudeamus.

Kuronen, Tanja: Hoivapommin purkajat. 2015. Gaudeamus.

Kuusinen-James, Kirsi: Setelipeliä. 2016.

Ray, Mo & Bernard, Miriam & Phillips, Judith: Critical Issues in Social Work with Older People. 2009. Palgarve Macmillan.

Tikkanen, Ulla: Omaishoidon arki. 2016.

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)

Contact teaching, a study visit and a learning assignment on literature announced during the course


online teaching with group meetings and learning assignments


a book examination