HAMK school of wellbeing
School of wellbeing
Study and work in international atmosphere!
School of Wellbeing offers bachelor – and master level education in the fields of nursing, public health nursing and social services.
At the School of Wellbeing all teachers are qualified with at least Master-level degree and strong professional background from teaching positions in academic institutions.
HAMK School of Wellbeing experienced professionals offer their expertise for the use of international partners, students and trainees.
Programmes in Finnish
Studying in international atmosphere!
Bachelor-level Nursing curricula concentrates on clinical nursing, nursing skills, family nursing, health promotion and preventive work.
Bachelor-level Social services curriculum offers following studies in English: Sociocultural work & creative methods and practical studies, Adult social work, Early childhood education.
The objective of Master-level Management programmes is to provide students the competence to work in expert, leadership and management roles in social and health care.
Learning in simulation and different kinds of digital environments has a crucial part of the student´s education. Studies are implemented in collaboration with health– and social care providers, companies, stakeholders and non-governmental social- and healthcare associations. The main goals of education at the School of Wellbeing are to achieve high quality and attain the needs of the working life in the field of development and internationalization.
Degree Programme in Nursing, bachelor-level studies in finnish
Nurse: Location in Hämeenlinna, Forssa, (Valkeakoski)
Public Health nurse: Location in Hämeenlinna
In HAMK Degree Programme in Nursing, it is possible to study nursing and public health nursing. During studies, students learn how to support, guide and take care of individuals, families, groups and communities in their needs and situations related to health and wellbeing. After graduation as a nursing professional, students have the knowledge and skills to take care of them and develop their professionality in different situations.
The information below for exchange students arriving to HAMK, School of Wellbeing Wellbeing (from European universities, Erasmus- or similar mobility programme) The length of the exchange is normally 2-5 months.
Exchange studies in HAMK Wellbeing offer each arriving student a possibility to gain knowledge and experience in variety of practical placements, depending on their study plan.
Please notice International Semester – courses are only targeted to exchange students from HAMK Wellbeing partner Universities
HAMK wellbeing international semester 2018 - 2019
The School of Wellbeing at Häme University of Applied Sciences consists of the Degree Programme in Nursing and the Degree Programme in Social Services. To international students from our partner universities, we offer practice placements of different lengths and in a variety of settings in Hämeenlinna and Forssa (only nursing). The practice placements are individually tailored, depending on the availability of the placements and the incoming students’ individual needs and expectations. Practice placements are arranged both in the autumn semester (mid-August – December) and in the spring semester (January – mid-June). The minimum length of exchange is 2 months. One week of practical placement equals 1,5 ECTS and requires 40 hrs of work from the student.
During their stay, the students will become familiar with working in the field of nursing, social services or education in Finland as well as the Finnish society and way of life. More specific learning aims will be agreed upon between the individual student, the sending university and the placement mentor.
In spring 2019, the Degree Programme in Social Services will organize a 15 ECTS module on Creative Methods in Social Work and Education, which is aimed at social work and education students who are keen on adding a creative touch to their work. The module might be suitable even for nursing students, for example those interested in mental health services.
In February 2019, the annual Wellbeing International Week takes place. The week brings together lecturers and students from HAMK and our international partner universities. The week consists of a symposium and workshops on various topics related to social and health care and early education. Save the date! More information will follow.
Study opportunities and practice placements available in the two degree programmes:
Degree Programme in Nursing
Degree Programme in Social Services
Internationalization in HAMK’s strategy is in important role as it is in School of Wellbeing. HAMK has strategic partners, partner universities and double degree partners all over the world and bilateral agreements with over 100 higher educational institutions. Student, teacher and researcher mobility is systematic and directly supports HAMK’s operations. In School of Wellbeing, possibilities for student exchanges offer each student an opportunity to internationalization. School of Wellbeing itself has more than 30 international partners around the world.
Master’s level collaboration with University of South Wales, UK
Master’s Degree collaborated in cooperation with University of South Wales, UK
MSc in Disaster Healthcare (In co-operation with University of South Wales, UK)
Master-level degree (in english).
This distinctive masters in Disaster Healthcare is the only course of its kind and is aimed at experienced healthcare professionals working in the humanitarian field, or those who aspire to do so.
A key element of this degree is its strong international and trans-cultural focus. This degree involves studying via distance learning, plus an annual two-week residential Summer School at the beginning of the course.
Nipsula open early education centre provides open early education activities to families living in Hämeenlinna. It is a meeting place for under school-aged children not attending full-time daycare and their parents. Nipsula is also an authentic learning environment for social services students at Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK).
Nipsula is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00-12.00 a.m. Nipsula offers both guided activities and free play for children and parents. Families have an opportunity to meet other families with small children, discuss and share experiences and participate in diversified activity. The activities are planned, implemented and assessed by HAMK students and staff in cooperation with and according to the wishes and needs of the participating families. In order to participate in the open early education activities at Nipsula, the families need a service voucher granted by the city of Hämeenlinna.
Don’t hesitate to ask for more information!
Niina Mäkinen, Head Instructor
Bachelor of Social Services
+358 (0)50 574 5552
Global education, Wellbeing
Global education activities and the export of expertise is an important part of operations in School of Wellbeing.
HAMK Wellbeing Global education Team – at your service!
We offer expertise and know-how in the fields of nursing, social services and wellbeing for Your needs:
Developing the professionality
Solutions for the needs of education
Educational packages and study modules
Simulation pedagogy development
PBL learning methods
Previously HAMK Wellbeing has participated for example the project of Kazakhstan Health Sector Technology Transfer and Institutional Reform. Together with international mobility and export of expertise activities, HAMK School of Wellbeing has taken part in several international projects.
For developing the professionality ,we have the expertise and know-how in multiple fields of wellbeing!
Examples of education packages offered
Simulation pedagogy training
Tel. +358 3 646 7436