ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Social and Health Care Management
|Social and Health Care Policy||5|
|Social and Health Care Management Theory and Practice||5|
|Societal change and future foresight methods||5|
Strategic Development in Social and Health Care
|Strategic management in social and health care||5|
|Human resource and knowledge management||5|
|Social and health care economics||5|
eServices in Social and Health Care
|Conceptual framing of eServices||5|
|Designing eServices for future social and health care consumers||5|
|Management of eServices||5|
(Select 15 ECTS)
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60||60|
Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
The achievement of the strategic objectives of social and health policy requires the social and health care sector to have expert leaders in charge of the planning, development and decision-making of the service system and the evaluation of its effectiveness. The objective of the degree programme is to provide students with the competence to work in expert, leadership and management roles in social and health care. The programme is especially focusing on the development and management of eServices, and modern and innovative development methods.
A graduate is able to
- develop customer-oriented, effective and financially viable operations that have effects on customers'health and social well-being
- manage and reform operations in complex and unpredictable environments
- contribute to the principles of sustainable development and social responsibility
- operate in international environment
The studies include advanced professional studies 75 ECTS credits (including thesis 30 cr) and complementary studies 15 ECTS credits. Advanced professional studies include social and health care management, strategic development in social and health care, eServices in social and health Care, research and development studies and thesis.
The thesis will be carried out as a research based development project in studen’s own organization or as a part of RDI activities of Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Also it is possible to get the thesis subject from a regional, national or international project. When the thesis will take place in student’s own working organization, it is usually based on a defined development idea or problem arising from the student’s field of work and it is implemented in cooperation with the student’s workplace.
The objective of the degree programme is to provide students with the competence to work in expert, leadership and management roles in social and health care.
The whole programme is instructed in English. During the studies there are international symposiums organized by FUAS alliance (LAMK, HAMK and Laurea Universitities of Applied Sciences). Also an intensive programmes will be organized in international cooperation (LAMK, Charles Universtiy, and University of Evora, Portugal). A student has a possibility to study as an Erasmus exchange student abroad.
The programme will be carried out in cooperation with HAMK University of Applied Sciences.