Practice: Functional impairment, environmental work, coping and welfare technology
Language of instruction
This course is taught in Norwegian and an English translation of the course description is not available.
demonstrates knowledge of key ethical theories for social work
demonstrates knowledge of communication, interaction and collaboration
demonstrates knowledge of problem solving at individual and group levels through observation and mapping
demonstrates knowledge of coordinated, coherent and knowledge-based habilitation and rehabilitation with the aim of achieving the best possible functional and coping ability
demonstrates knowledge of environmental work and environmental therapy
demonstrates knowledge of how to facilitate mastery and autonomy
demonstrates broad knowledge of the relationship between functional impairment and disability, and how disability barriers can be reduced
demonstrates knowledge of welfare technology and how welfare technology solutions can be used to support the individual's resources and coping opportunities
is able to update their knowledge within the subject area in line with knowledge-based practice
is able to apply professional knowledge in the exercise of decision support
is able to apply relevant methods in mapping and assessment work to identify users' goals and needs as a basis for measures
is able to apply professional knowledge, relevant results from research and development work and scientific methods as a basis for making informed choices
is able to master relevant forms of expression to document and disseminate professional knowledge
is able to apply professional knowledge to analyze and assess tasks and issues that actualize environmental therapeutic work
is able to apply professional knowledge to initiate and contribute to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration
is able to reflect on his/her own professional practice and adjust this under supervision
demonstrates insight into relevant professional and ethical issues in the social worker's professional practice and can identify, reflect on and deal with these in the service practice through professional judgment
is able to plan and implement interaction with users, patients, relatives and others
is able to exchange views and experiences with others and through collaboration contribute to the development of good practice within the subject area
is able to exchange views and experiences with others within the subject area on issues that arise when self-determination is challenged, and through this contribute to the development of professionally sound practice and the prevention of coercion
demonstrates insight into methods for systematic acquisition of user experience and knowledge
is able to exchange views on opportunities and challenges using digital solutions at the individual and system level
Key topics in the course are:
User participation and self-determination
Observation and mapping
Work methods include direct and indirect practical studies. Direct practical studies are work assignments related to a patient, user, or client and require 90% attendance. There is also other compulsory teaching in the course. Indirect practical studies are logging, writing a practical placement assignment and supervised practical placement. For a more detailed description of the course, please refer to the course brochure on Canvas. Estimated student work load is 270 hours.
Approved compulsory work requirements
Participated in the agreed compulsory supervision during the practical placement period
Practical studies require 90% attendance and are assessed as pass / fail. See the course brochure for further description.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.