Course name Introduction to Disability in Services and Society
Course date 21.08.2023 - 15.12.2023
Institution HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Health and Wellbeing HUB
Teacher Raija Koskinen
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 22.05.2023 - 11.08.2023
Implementation plan
Course enrolment info

Introduction to Disability in Services and Society

21.08.2023 - 15.12.2023

Course description

This course will introduce students to the key critical concepts, debates, and questions of practice in disability in society and disability services. The lectures and tasks are scheduled in the Moodle learning environment in the order they are supposed to be completed.

After completing this course, the student

  • is aware of the complexity of disability
  • can utilise international legislation in disability services


  • Video lecture, content of the course, how to proceed
  • Pre assignment: how people with disabilities are perceived in your country

Defining disability – medical and social model

  • Compare the content of the video lecture to your pre assignment
  • Themes of equality and equity
  • International and national legislation
  • UNCRPD convention, content, signing and ratification process
  • Legislation

Assessment criteria


Course way of working and time table

Students can complete the course at their own pace. The online course is open during the summer semester 8.5.-31.8.2023.

Course additional info

  • Turku UAS students can enrol to this course at Peppi.
  • HAMK students enrol at Pakki.
  • Ask for more information on enrollment, course approval, usernames and grades studentservices@hamk.fi
  • The teacher will only answer questions about the content of the course

Course enrolment info

  • Check the implementation plan before enrolling
  • Turku UAS student, enrol at Peppi
    • you can see the enrolment status on your PSP
    • you will find more information about enrolment later on the website whose address will be linked here
  • Student from another UAS
    • Write your personal identity number in the correct format on the form! An incompletely reported ID may prevent you from accessing the course
    • Fill in the email address of your home university on the enrolment form – entering a different email address does not entitle you to a study place! Make sure your address is spelled correctly
    • Make a note for yourself of which course you have enrolled for
    • Registration is binding. If you must cancel your registration, make room for another student by sending email to studentservices@hamk.fi
  • Enrolment can be closed earlier if the places are full.
  • You will receive an email when you have been approved and an ID has been created for HAMK’s information systems. Email sometimes goes into spam, so check your spam as well
  • Activate the HAMK user ID! We require the registration and use of HAMK IDs during the course