HVUT8030 - Psychosocial work - different practices, theories and ethical dilemma


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 psychosocial work of different practices in services for youth and children. Central teaching themes are: - different forms of preventive and health-promoting work and methods and measures in psychosocial work. Communication and conversation with children are important approaches. The subject is based on knowledge about risk and protection factors in children's living conditions, as well as ethical reflections on dilemmas in the students own practice.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The candidate who have completed the course:

  • has advanced knowledge of preventive and health- promoting psychosocial work
  • can apply knowledge of crises, mediation and conflict management
  • can apply knowledge of psychosocial risk factors and protection factors in the local community
  • can apply knowledge of ethical theories and professional ethics
  • has in-depth knowledge of different working methods and action options in psychosocial work with children and adolescents


  • can analyze psychosocial risk factors and protection factors in the child's local community
  • can use relevant methods, activities and- methodology in practice with children and youth
  • can use communication skills creating participation and mastery in the meeting with children and youth
  • can analyze and deal critically with ethical dilemmas and options in own practice

General competence:

  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills to investigate, identify and strengthen resources in the child's living condition that reduce the psychosocial burdens
  • can participate in and establish health and mastering enhancing relations with children, youth and their families
  • can communicate about own responsibility and apply the particular field of psychosocial work with children, youth and adolescents

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, group work and self-study.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory activity

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.

Course materials

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

More on the course



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)
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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