HVUT8027 - Competence and Service Development within the Psychosocial Work


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral adjustment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment with oral adjustment 100/100

Course content

The course focuses on the development of knowledge, services and professional competence. Attention is drawn to the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes in practice and the relationship between these. The course is closely linked to guidance in practice and development work in the own workplace. The development work must be documented in a separate report that is included in the exam on the subject. A core subject is perpectives of knowlegdeable practices and the value of practical and teoretical knowlegde.

Learning outcome


  • have advanced knowledge of service development, innovation and about responsibility, cooperation and project management.
  • have knowledge of science theory, science design and methods in relation to knowledge-based practice
  • master to analyze ethical dilemma, areas of conflict in practical work, about the distinction between power and help, and violation in psychosocial work with children and young people.


  • master to conduct and complete a limited development work in practice, based on professional guidance and scientific methods
  • can make use of different theoretical perspectives and scientific methods to design a development work
  • can critically reflect of how development work can be carried out in practice and do critical reflections of ethical issues in their own organization

General competence:

  • can plan, implement and complete independent written development work and convey the results of this work to users and relevant professionals
  • has developed professional skills; creativity and courage, and strengthened the ability for further development
  • can contribute to innovative processes in their own organization

Learning methods and activities

Lecture, self-study and writing of a report of their project in the workplace.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory activity 1
  • Compulsory activity 2

Further on evaluation

The form of the examination in the course is a written assignment. In addition, an adjusting oral examination is held after the written assignment has been submitted. One overall grade is set on the written exam and the oral exam.

Compulsory activities must be approved to pass the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Psychosocial Work with Children and Youth (HSVPABU)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) within a relevant subject area. Direct work with children and young people in at least half position.

Course materials

The curriculum is published in Blackboard at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
3VPABU11 15.0 SPRING 2013
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Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Project Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Barne- og ungdomspsykiatri
  • Social Sciences and Psychology
  • Social Work
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral adjustment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment with oral adjustment 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment with oral adjustment 100/100



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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