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14.5.2020 at 09:00 - 31.5.2020 at 23:59



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)

The faculty exam 13.6. will be organised in alternative ways of performance. Registration for the exam ends 31.5. at 23:59 All the information about alternative ways of performance you can find in course pages. Please contact the responsible teacher if you do not find how to conduct the exam.

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