Courses for exchange or study abroad students, 2021–2022
Health and social work, multidisciplinary courses, bachelor level/1st cycle
VID Oslo offers one semester of multidisciplinary classes within Health and Social Work, taught in English for international students from VID’s partners. The students receive an introduction to the Norwegian/Scandinavian welfare system and insights into health promotion and/or public health work. Some courses emphasize practical skill training; others will focus on general knowledge.
Learning outcomes include methodological knowledge and communication and interaction skills. Taken together, the courses give students insights into the Nordic way of regarding health and social work both in the Nordic context and from a global perspective.
The comparative aspect that stems from studying in a multinational environment will support the students in developing their own critical reflection about health and social work, globally and in the Nordic context.
Note that all international students who apply for practical studies/internships, should follow the course Introduction to the Norwegian welfare state, as this is a good primer to understanding and exercising the health and welfare professions in Norway.
The fall semester courses (the semester starts in mid-August and ends in mid-December). NOTE! Not offered the fall semester of 2021.
The spring semester courses (the semester starts in the beginning of January and ends in mid-June).
10 ECTS SOS-901 – Introduction to the Norwegian welfare state
Note: the course is under revision and an updated course description will be posted within October/November 2021. The course will cover similar topics to those outlined in the link above in the current course description, but will be expanded from 5 to 10 ECTS.
5 ECTS SYK2117 – Global health, (The course will be slightly revised before classes start.)
10 ECTS Public Health (course presentation is coming, it will be a digital course)
5 ECTS Communication (course presentation is coming)
Courses in Master programs, taught in English
Master in Social Work
10 ECTS : MASOS-420 Social Justice in a Global Perspective
Master in Community Development and Social Innovation
All courses in Master in Community Development and Social Innovation are taught in English and are avaliable for incoming exchange students. The programme has three different specializations on two campuses, where Diakonia, Community Development, and Christian Social Practice as well as Value-Based Leadership and Social Innovation are both specialisations located at Oslo campus.
15 ECTS MACOMM5030 Theory of Science, Research Methods, and Research Ethics
5 ECTS MACOMM5020 Worldviews, Values and Relations in Professional Practice (VID profile course)
10 ECTS MACOMM 5110 Theology of Diakonia and Christian Social Practice
10 ECTS MACOMM5210 Values-based Leadership