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SSO-3113 Understanding interprofessional education, learning and practice in health, welfare and social care - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Health Sciences

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course.

Course contents

This course focuses on theoretical perspectives and processes relevant for collaborative learning in interprofessional health, social and welfare care. The learning will take place in an innovative, international, interprofessional collaborative, flexible and web-based environment.

The course's content includes global change and changing policies in health, social and welfare systems, theoretical underpinnings and empirical knowledge base for interprofessional education, learning and practice, interprofessional practice and group dynamics, facilitation of interprofessional learning and collaboration, curriculum design, and interprofessional practice inclusive communication with citizens

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.  Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester. 

Admission requirements

The admission requirements as a single course is the same as the requirements for the MA programme in Social innovation and Welfare: Bachelor´s degree (180 ECTS) from university or university college or equivalent qualification, in Social Education, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Education, Early Childhood Teacher Education. In addition comes a minimum of two years of relevant professional practice. Relevant professional practice implies experience within the field of health, care and welfare sector.

Objective of the course



Attitudes and values

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Web based tutorials, student-led webinars, lectures (online), individual and group assignments and peer review. Expected total work load is around 250 hours. 

Final exam/individual assignement in English or Norwegian/Swedish/Danish. An english abstract is required.

The course will be given every second year. Examination is only possible when the course is carried through. 


Individual written paper/assignment, grading: Pass/fail, Portfolio

An re-scheduled examination will be arranged  for students who failed the last ordinary examination in this subject.

Date for examination

Take-home examination hand in date 04.12.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2020
Forelesning f.lekt. Leif Svein Lysvik