Study groups in the Rehabilitation degree programme are composed of professionals from the social services and health care sectors, who together generate dynamic competence in rehabilitation for the benefit of society and the users of rehabilitation services.
Strengthening rehabilitation know-how and competence in the development of rehabilitation
Rehabilitation activities form a change process that supports people’s ability to function and well-being in daily life from the point of view of the individual, the community and society at large. Developing rehabilitation activities and rehabilitation services requires extensive and multifaceted competence in combining and applying various aspects of the rehabilitation field. In the Rehabilitation degree programme, study groups are composed of professionals from the social services and health care sectors, who together generate dynamic competence in rehabilitation for the benefit of society and the users of rehabilitation services.
Students of the degree programme complete a Master’s degree that is equivalent to a Master’s degree obtained at a scientific higher education institution in Finland and gives its holder the same qualifications for public offices and tasks. The degree is comparable with similar international qualifications (Master’s degree in Rehabilitation). Students graduating from the Rehabilitation degree programme are able to undertake demanding rehabilitation development and management tasks that require the ability to anticipate, evaluate, acquire new knowledge in rehabilitation and renew various practices innovatively and in an international setting.
Students of the degree programme carry out research-based development work on the regional and nationwide level with the aim of achieving good and productive rehabilitation practices. One of the key aspects is development obtained through students’ theses. The subjects of development cover different phases of human life, as students work with children and youngsters, working-age people and the elderly. The subjects are also determined in accordance with the user groups of rehabilitation services and the development needs of society and workplaces.
The degree programme’s key partners include the cities in the Helsinki metropolitan area, providers and organisers of rehabilitation services and entities that carry out development. The degree programme is involved in several international projects for the enhancement of rehabilitation competence. Orientation towards the future, joint development and the utilisation of technology are central aspects of competence in the development of rehabilitation.
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