Individuals with extensive disabilities are dependent on personnel with good communication- and interaction skills and abilities to understand and interpret their non-verbal expressions.
The specialization programme is relevant for anyone with health- and social scientific education and with experience from working with individuals who have extensive disabilities, such as children, youth and adults with multi- and serious disabilities and severe communication challenges. The experience could also be from working with individuals suffering from dementia or other cognitive or communicative dysfunctions.
The programme comprises 10 + 10 + 10 ECTS and is completed as elective courses/part-time studies over two semesters. Each course takes place over 2–3 sessions of 3–4 days each. Partial course 1 takes place during the spring semester and partial courses 2 and 3 during the fall.
Sessions in the spring of 2018
January 24–26 (Wednesday–Friday, Week 4)
March 7–9 (Wednesday–Friday, Week 10)
April 25–27 (Wednesday–Friday, Week 17)
Bachelor's degree or 3-year college university education in health, social sciences, welfare or pedagogy. Applicants with equivalent educational backgrounds can also be considered.
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