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Course Description

NameSocial Legislation and Social Security System
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- Understand the essentials of the Finnish social security system and the governing legislation
- Explain social and early childhood education services and the key legislation
- Identify different life situations and related challenges for well-being
- Guide and advise clients at various stages of life on the use of social security and social services
Content- Income support schemes: family income support, student income, income security in case of illness or injury, unemployment security, pension security, disability benefits, housing support, social assistance
- Social laws, key principles of law and social rights
- Appeal systems
RequirementsContact lessons, case assignments and literature exam
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course material
PrerequisitesSSKITI Professional Documentation and Scientific Communication in Social Services and STYAS02 Client-oriented Social and Health Care Services
Other Considerations
ContactKaija-Kortelainen Minna


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