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Interprofessional Residential Child Care (5 cr)

Code: TH00CP97-3002

General information


02.07.2023 - 31.08.2023


01.08.2023 - 31.12.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Health and Well-being


Kupittaa Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 25

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Social Services


  • Anssi Lähde
  • Eeva Timonen-Kallio

Teacher in charge

Katja Heikkinen


Learning objective is to comprehend the key competence areas in residential child care work. Each learning module has own detailed learning objectives.


Course consists of three (3) learning modules, which are interlinked and capture competencies, which are seen essential to high quality professional residential child care work. Course is designed partly as a self-learning with online learning mateial and with intensive week and group working in campus. The various activities in each of the Learning Modules are designed to stimulate your thinking on child protection, to reflect on challenges in working with children and youth with special needs and your own attitude, and to impart knowledge and encourage your skill development in multiple areas.

Learning modules:
1. Building educative and therapeutic relationships
2. Transforming crises and conflicts into opportunities
3. Involving the family of origin

Evaluation scale