SOCIAL & HEALTH CARE EDUCATION

Education for the experts of tomorrow

Education for the experts of tomorrow

Do you desire to become a professional in the area of social and health-care services?

We introduce these degree programmes:

  • Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Social services
  • Active Ageing
  • Development and Management of Health Care and Social Services
  • Practical Nurse
  • Specialist Qualification in Elderly care

These degree programs are conducted in Finnish. However, we are happy to share the development and expertise related to the education for training the professionals of tomorrow. There is also the possibility to participate in the courses in English or with the help of an interpreter.

Nursing

Bachelor of Health Care

  • 210 ECTS, 3.5 years, Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Students learn to implement care, quality and patient safety, perform various nursing procedures and engage in multi-professional teamwork in a simulated learning environment and practise situation, while accumulating social and health-care study units
  • The programme is offered by Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Practical Nurse

Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care

  • 180 ECTS, Vocational qualification
  • A practical nurse works as a member of a multi-professional team in the field of care and nursing, education, rehabilitation or customer service
  • A nurse is an interactive, responsive and service-oriented professional
  • Common basic studies are accomplished during the first two years of study
  • The last study year involves expertise studies in a person’s chosen field
  • The programme includes at least 30 credits of on-the-job training
  • Through the programme, students gain a professional qualification
  • The programme is offered by Riveria– education and training consortium

Public Health Nursing

Bachelor of Health care

  • 240 ECTS, 4 years, Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Students learn to become experts in the field of nursing and health promotion while also learning to support individuals and communities in their own health and well-being
  • Students learn to understand preventive care for avoiding health risks and illnesses, how to take care of the ill and how to develop a healthy environment
  • The programme is offered by Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Social Services

Bachelor of Social Services

  • 210 ECTS, 3.5 years, Bachelor’s degree programme
  • Students will gain skills in encountering and guiding people in different life situations.
  • The studies include contents that students will explore from a social pedagogical viewpoint with a hands-on approach.
  • Students will also have the possibility to become qualified as a kindergarten teacher
  • The programme is offered by Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Elderly Care

Vocational Specialist Qualification

  • Continuous studies for professionals of social and health-care services
  • Appropriate work experience is demonstrated in genuine work situations in suitable display environments
  • Through specialisation, professionals acquire the competence to participate in responsible management and in coordinating tasks in the field of senior services
  • In addition to the general studies of the programme, the professional chooses an optional specialisation as part of the qualification, for example:
    • The care of an ill elderly person
    • The care of a memory symptomatic elderly person
    • The treatment of a dying person
  • The programme is offered by Riveria– education and training consortium

Active Ageing

Master of Health Care

  • 90 ECTS, 2.5 years, Master’s degree programme for social and health-care professionals
  • Graduates gain multiple types of competence in ageing-related issues and will learn to handle multi-professional development tasks supporting the rehabilitation and wellbeing of older people
  • Graduates will be ready to develop, evaluate and renew services and social solutions that further the health, functional ability and participation of the elderly
  • The programme is offered by Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Development and Management of Health Care and Social Services

Master of Social Services

  • 90 ECTS, 2.5 years, Master’s degree programme
  • Students will strengthen their management skills by focusing on gaining competence in HR strategies, strategy competence and operation and quality development
  • Students will also strengthen their knowledge of their own expertise and learn to understand various phenomena related to organisational change processes and their management
  • The programme is offered by Karelia University of Applied Sciences.

Health Sciences

Maintaining the highest of standards in science and education

  •  The UEF’s Faculty of Health Sciences is unique and of the highest standard in Finland
  • The faculty educates and trains experts and professionals for several central aspects of health care and well-being
  • There are 12 different degree programmes offered.
  • The fields include:
    • medicine
    • dentistry
    • pharmacology
    • biomedicine and
    • health sciences (clinical nutrition, ergonomics, exercise medicine, nursing science and public health)
  • The faculty’s research work aims to find solutions to global challenges relating to ageing, health and well-being
  • The research activities addressing common chronic diseases in particular are of a high international standard
  • The faculty is listed as number one in producing the most impactful research in clinical medicine in Finland
  • The Faculty of Health Sciences is located at the Kuopio campus, which is two hours from the city of Joensuu
  • Read more about the Faculty of Health Sciences from the webpage ot the University of Eastern Finland

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