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CS37A0000 Social and Health Services Systems, 6 cr 
Code CS37A0000  Validity 01.08.2017 -
Name Social and Health Services Systems  Abbreviation Social and Heal 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Engineering Science 

Jouni Koivuniemi 

Description by Study Guide
Year  M.Sc. (Tech.) 1 
Period  1-2 
Teaching Language  Finnish 
Teacher(s) in Charge 

Jouni Koivuniemi, D.Sc. (Tech.), Associate Professor


The aim of the course is to create understanding about the contents and operational logic of the future customer-oriented social and health care systems. Problem-based and phenomenon-based learning will be applied in the course. Upon successful completion of the course, student is able to 1) Define and structure the key concepts of the social and health care system, 2) Analyze the current operation and prevailing problems of the service system, 3) Recognize needs and forces for change, and respective causal relationships, 4) Model and conceptualize the new information related to the target phenomenon, and 5) Clarify and reflect new concepts in relation to the starting point.


Social and health services system in Finland. Social and health services markets. Private and public service provision. Change forces and drivers. Actor networks, roles and responsibilities. Changing role and needs of citizens. Future service reality. Service logics. Health and wellness technologies and innovations. Ethical issues. International examples of health care systems.

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 18 h, written assignments (self-access and group assignments) 126 h, group discussions 12 h, 3.-4. period.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Moodle (Yes/No)  No 
Examination in Exam (Yes/No)  No 
Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5. Written assignments, group discussions and learning diary, 100 %.

Course Materials 

Lecture notes. Article collection. Open information sources.


Yes, 30. Course is mainly for students participating the Master’s Programme in Engineering of Health and Social Services.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No)  No 
Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No)  max 10 

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