The Northern Savo Centre of Expertise for the Interprofessional Social and Health Care Education
There is an increasing need for new ways to think about how and on what we are working in health and social care. Interprofessional work and studying interprofessionally have become more important. The Northern Savo Centre of Expertise for the Interprofessional Social and Health Care Education builds new interprofessional environments and models, which respond to the changing needs of social and health care. It creates possibilities for the inventive collaboration between universities, health and social care sector and business.
This project has been planned together with the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Savonia). There are thousands of students in the UEF and Savonia studying health and social care disciplines. Therefore, we in Northern Savo have a unique opportunity to provide interprofessional education with the real health and social care environment and strengthen the connection between work and education.
The project has four missions:
The preparation of the interprofessional training model
New interprofessional learning environment in the acute care ward of the Kuopio University Hospital
New interprofessional learning environment in primary health care
Education of the social and health care professionals to act as tutors in the interprofessional training
The project is carried out from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022. It is funded by the European social fund.
For more information, please contact project manager Henna Saari: firstname.lastname@example.org
The SOKK Competency Objectives
We have defined general competency objectives for The Northern Savo Centre of Expertise for the Interprofessional Social and Health Care Education, also known as SOKK. The competency objectives are common to all social and health care students who study according to the SOKK Teaching Model.
The SOKK Competency Objectives are:
- The student knows how to operate in their professional role and explain the roles of different social and health care professionals in interprofessional services.
- The student is able to explain why and how interprofessional cooperation is done in social and health services.
- The student recognizes the principles of ethical and customer- and patient-oriented operations in interprofessional teams, working groups and networks.
- The student can analyze how interprofessional work promotes customer and patient safety.
- The student can reflect on the interaction and work of an interprofessional team as well as their own work as a member of an interprofessional team.
The SOKK Teaching Model
The SOKK digital learning environment
The SOKK digital learning environment for social and health care students supports interprofessional collaboration. Before entering the interprofessional learning environments in social and health care, students group together with their interprofessional student team and study the learning material. The SOKK digital learning environment supports the collaborative skills of future professionals and prepares them to work as an interprofessional team in social and health care services. We are piloting the digital learning environment from September 2021.
The SOKK digital learning environment consists of the following materials:
The interprofessional learning environments in social and health care
The SOKK Pedagogical Model
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