Organising and Exercise of Health and Social Services for the Elderly
2010-2011 - VIU8241 - 30 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

- The student:
has increased insight into the systems that influence the development of health- and social services
has increased insight into the organization of health- and social services for the elderly
can justify judgments and decisions on a sound scientific, legal and ethical foundation
shows willingness and capability to interdicipinary collaboration
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and methods for mobilization of resources and development in the local community
The student:
has increased understanding of methodology and ability to critical reflection related to ethical and professional foundation for practice
has basic knowledge of scientific paradigms and explains scientific prosesses
has the ability to contribute to quality improvement in health and social services, with focus on the elderly
demonstartes professional knowledge related to chosen subject and explains the theoretical and clinical perspectives involved
develops the ability to reflection, critical analysis and presentation of knowledge/ results


Organization of health- and social services:
Legislative framework for health-and social services
Legislation and ethical considerations
Legal rights and responsibilities for the elderly
Family care-givers, volunteer organisations
Coordination of services, planning and organization
Special geriatric and psychiatric health services
Home based, institutional based and integrated services
Resource management
Casework and clarification

The practitioner of health- and social services:
Different occupations and their professional approach to working with the elderly
Health and social work in local communities
Chains of action and care
The contributions of the consumers of health- and social services
The situation of the relatives, support and education
Communication and interaction
The elderly and abuse
Teaching, counseling and staff development
Humanity and consequences for pracice
Ethical theories and dilemmas in practice

Quality improvement in practice:
Strategies and methods for change and quality improvement in practice
Registration and documentation
Project planning, intervention and evaluation
Interpretation and application of research outcome
To work with the elderly - positive and problematic aspects

Teaching Methods

Group works
Net Support Learning

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, see textarea
Oral exam, individually

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements