Towards innovative digitalization

Did you know that by 2020 the use of mobile devices is likely to rise close to three billion? In Finland, for instance, the average age for digital gamers is around 40 years. Globally, there is a growing need to develop innovative, digital working methods in social and health care sector utilizing gamification and various mobile methods to meet the evolving needs of todays’ clients and the working life. At the same time, professionals need to understand the questions, threats and possibilities brought by digitalization.

The master level Summer School by the School of Health and Social Studies focuses on building expertise in digitalization in health care and social services. During the intensive week participants also have the opportunity to test and try digital tools to gain knowledge and ideas how to apply digital methods in their field of expertise.


To get an insight into digital methods, their meaning and usage in the working life.

To recognize the effects and potentialities of digitalization and reflect on the research evidence in a critical manner. In addition, cyber security and privacy protection issues in digital services are introduced by field specialists.


Take a sneak peak at the programme. The programme with detailed schedule will be published later on.


  • Welcome and introduction
  • Opening lecture: digitalisation in social and health care
  • Evening programme


  • Mobile methods & their utilisation in social and health care
  • Workshops


  • Gamification, game-based methods and their usage in social and health care
  • Workshops


  • Cyber security and privacy protection in digital health services
  • Testing and trials on digital health services & visit to Smart Home
  • Evening programme


  • Reflection on learnings and feedback
  • Certification ceremony


Administration fee

€ 200/student. Administration fee includes course programme, administration and tutoring.


JAMK does not provide any insurance. Students coming to JAMK from abroad must take adequate insurance covering:

  • medical
  • liability
  • property
  • accident
  • repatriation in case of accidental death

If you are travelling outside of Finland as well, be sure that your insurance is valid in the countries you are visiting. It would be a good idea to check if your vaccinations are up to date (Tetanus etc.).

Further information

Punna Mari

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
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MSc, Doc Candidate, RN

Raitio Katja

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies

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