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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 today's 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 organized 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.

Course content
  • Digitalization in the health care and social services sector
  • Digital methods (i.e. mobile methods, gamification) and their deployment in working life
  • Effects and potentialities of digitalization and reflecting on the research evidence in a critical manner
  • Information security and privacy protection in digital services
  • Learning methods: lectures, small group work, testing and trials

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Programme

Please find below the course programme. Small changes may occur.

Digital Expertise_Summer School Programme_2019.pdf

Sauna evening at Varjola!

On Monday evening, 3rd of June, Summer School students will visit beautiful Varjola which is located by the foaming waters of Kuusa, about 45 minutes' drive from Jyväskylä.

During the Varjola evening, students will experience Finnish nature and sauna. Remember to take a towel, a swimsuit and warm clothing with you. Traditional Finnish evening snack of sausages and salads is served by the campfire. In case of a special diet, please send information about it to courses.health@jamk.fi by May 19th.

Students are also offered an opportunity to experience whitewater rafting at own cost of 20 euros / person which is paid in cash upon arrival to Varjola.

Whitewater rafting

In summertime, shooting the rapids with a rubber boat through the foaming waters of Kuusa gets your blood going! Rapids of Kuusa which floats just next to Varjola offer extremely good rapid rafting conditions in these levels of Finland. You don´t have to travel in northern Finland to enjoy good whitewater adeventures. There is also channel of Kuusa which helps us to go upstream. Our rafting boats are large rubber boats and consists places for 8 person at the same time. Each raft has a skipper who has passed a skipper´s test and knows rapids well. The rafting package includes equipment (rubber boots, raincoat and -trousers, life vest, helmet). The activity lasts from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

In case you wish to experience whitewater rafting, please register here by May 19th.

Administration fee

€ 300/student for Jamk partners. Administration fee includes course programme (excluding optional whitewater rafting activity), administration and tutoring.

Accommodation

Jyväskylä offers different types of accommodation to suit varying preferences and budgets. Below you will find some recommendations with Summer School rates. Please note that the rates are subject to availability.

Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä

Stay of over 3 nights

  • Private Double Room with Shared bathroom for one person, 54€/night
  • Private Twin Room with Shared bathroom for two persons, 70€/night

Stay of over 7 nights

  • Private Double Room with Shared bathroom for one person, 50€/night
  • Private Twin Room with Shared bathroom for two persons, 65€/night

Stay of over 14 nights

  • Private Double Room with Shared bathroom for one person, 45€/night
  • Private Twin Room with Shared bathroom for two persons, 60€/night

Rates include bedsheet, cleaning at the end of the stay and wi-fi connection. Also spa and sauna is in free use during the stay. Reservations are to be send via email to reservations@forenom.com and let Forenom know the reservation code/information JAMK Summer School 2019/San José State University to get the Jamk Summer School rates.

Omena Hotel Jyväskylä

Discount codes:

ENNAKKO7 if you are reserving the room 7 days before the arrival / -5% discount

ENNAKKO14 if you are reserving the room 14 days before the arrival / -10% discount

ENNAKKO30 if you are reserving the room 30 days before the arrival / -15% discount

Other hotels / hostels in Jyväskylä

Insurance

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.).

Contact information

Punna Mari

Punna Mari

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI Terveysala, Health Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358400226025
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Degrees:
MSc, Doc Candidate, RN
Raitio Katja

Raitio Katja

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI Terveysala, Health Studies
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358400976767
Ylänen Suvi

Ylänen Suvi

Koulutussuunnittelija, Education Planner
HYVI Hallinto, Administration
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies
+358405498343
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