HVER302P - Practical training 3 - International Practice Placement


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Supervised training
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Supervised training 100/100 3 months ALLE

Course content

The main objective of practical training is to offer students tangible experience and help develop their skills and understanding of the significance of their future professional role, including a different cultural setting. In order to achieve this students should manage to - carry through a practice based on knowledge and experience in a foreign setting - consider what is relevant knowledge and skill in the local cultural context - carry thorough a practice relevant to the requirements as a social educator - make judgments according to respect and understanding - cooperate with staff, the clients and their related persons, family and others. - acquire knowledge about international agreements, conventions about people with disabilities and their rights - acquire knowledge about global health issues, social work issues and social policy.

Learning outcome


  • Knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Knowledge of WHO’s work and policy documents towards health for all and global health
  • Knowledge of Norwegian policy regarding global health and social work
  • Knowledge of the target group at the practice placement, their challenges and needs Skills Utilize the relevant tools of the discipline, including knowledge about the organization of services and framework conditions


  • Be able to acquire knowledge about key work methods and forms of treatment in use at the practice placement
  • Facilitate health promoting activities
  • Facilitate participation and inclusion
  • Apply knowledge about interaction, communication and the work environment
  • Cooperate with the host organization to choose activities and arenas for developing and exchanging knowledge
  • Apply knowledge about different types of intellectual disability and disability in general
  • Reflect on his/her own skills in relation to developing professional skills as a social educator (disability nurse)
  • Convey their knowledge and insight in another language
  • Be able to compare knowledge and experiences from Norway and hosting country General considerations

General competency

  • Know about the aid and services, the organization and policy towards persons with disabilities in the receiving country
  • Acquire relevant knowledge about issues related to disciplinary and ethical quality assurance
  • Know about the law and regulations in the receiving country relevant for the services offered to persons with disabilities

Learning methods and activities

There will be written guidelines according to country and placement

Compulsory assignments

  • Interprofessional assessment
  • Mandatory assessment
  • Mandatory assessment
  • Mandatory assessment
  • Mandatory assessment

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Education Programme (HSGVEB)

Required previous knowledge

Completed 1. and 2. year (courses: HVER1006, HVER1007, HVER1004, HVER1005, HVER103P, HVER2003, HVER2006, HVER2007, HVER2008, HVER2009 and HVER201P. The course is subject to admission requirements, i.e. it is restricted to students who have been admitted to the bachelor's programme of social education at NTNU in Trondheim (HSGVEB). 

Course materials

Course litterature will be published in Blackboard before the course starts

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
VET2304 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: A
Credits:  18.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Education
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mental Health


Examination arrangement: Supervised training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Supervised training 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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