Modern Families (SZ00BP94-3001), 06.06.2022 – 10.06.2022,
Learning outcomes of the course
The student recognizes the possibilities to work with modern families in her/his field of expertise. She/He understands the diversity of modern families and is capable for multiprofessional collaboration.
The student deepens his/her theoretical thinking on supporting families and parenthood. The student recognizes the importance of empowerment of families and knows how to strengthen and support parenthood.
She/He reflects on the research evidence critically and openly to introduce family centered methods in to her/his field of expertise.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
The student has the basic knowledge of family-orientation and working with families.
- Diversity of modern families
- Working with modern families in multiprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration
- Mentalization and reflectivity
- Health-promotion and empowerment of parenthood
Assessment criteria, passed/failed
The general assessment criteria for the skills and knowledge required for a master’s degree can be found from our website (https://studyguide.jamk.fi/en/Study-Guide-Masters-Degrees/). The learning outcomes of the course are assessed in relation to learning objectives based on knowledge, skills and general competencies (National and European Qualifications Framework, level 7).
The student masters the key concepts related to modern families. She/he recognizes the effects and potentialities of working with modern families in his or her field of expertise and is capable of reflecting them based on evidence in a variety of ways. The student possesses the capabilities for deploying family centered working methods and is able to critically assess their deployment in the social services and health care sector.
The student does not master the key concepts related to modern families. The student is incapable of considering the potentialities of family centered work in his or her field of expertise. The student does not possess the capabilities/willingness to deploy family centered work methods and is therefore unable to critically assess their deployment in the social services and health care sector.
Language of instruction
Location and time
Place: JAMK Rajakatu campus
Planned learning activities, teaching methods and guidance
Carr, D. & Utz, R.L. (2020), Families in Later Life: A Decade in Review. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82, 346-363. https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12609.
Kalland, M., Fagerlund, Å, Von Koskull, M., & Pajulo, M. (2016). Families First: The development of a new mentalization-based group intervention for first-time parents to promote child development and family health. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 17(1), 3-17. doi:10.1017/S146342361500016X
Rönkä, A., Malinen, K., Metsäpelto, R.-L., Laakso, M.-L., Sevón, E., & Verhoef-van Dorp, M. (2017). Parental working time patterns and children's socioemotional wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Children and Youth Services Review, 76, 133-141. DOI:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.02.036
06.06.2022 - 10.06.2022
Learning assignments and student workload
For intensive study week participants: intensive study week with learning assignments (total 81 hours).
For DDP students and Finnish degree program students: Intensive study week with post learning assignments (total 135 hours).
01.03.2022 - 30.04.2022
Summer school intensive week 6.-10-6.2022
Alternative learning methods
Learning assignments 100 %
For Summer School participants intensive study week is 3 cr.
For Master's Degree Program students intensive study week is 3 cr + written learning assignment 2 cr, total 5 cr.
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Mode of delivery
Academic year 2022 - 2023
There is no implementations attached to this degree programme.