VET2304 - Practical Training 4 - International Practice Placement


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical training
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical training 100/100

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 these 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


After completing and passed VET2304 the student:

  • has knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • has knowledge of WHO’s work and policy documents towards health for all and global health
  • has knowledge of Norwegian policy regarding global health and social work
  • has knowledge of the target group at the practice placement, their challenges and needs


After completing and passed VET2304 the student:

  • is able to utilize the relevant tools of the discipline, including having knowledge about the organization of services and framework conditions
  • is able to acquire knowledge about key work methods and forms of treatment in use at the practice placement
  • is able to facilitate health promoting activities, facilitate participation and inclusion.
  • is able to apply knowledge about interaction, communication and the work environment
  • is able to cooperate with the host organization to choose activities and arenas for developing and exchanging knowledge
  • is able to apply knowledge about different types of intellectual disability and disability in general
  • is able to reflect on his/her own skills in relation to developing professional skills as a social educator (disability nurse)
  • is able to convey his/her knowledge and insight in another language
  • is able to compare knowledge and experiences from Norway and hosting country

General considerations

After completing and passed VET2304 the student:

  • has knowledge about the aid and services, the organization and policy towards persons with disabilities in the receiving country.
  • is able to acquire relevant knowledge about issues related to disciplinary and ethical quality assurance.
  • has knowledge 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. We reserve the right to make changes in learning methods and activities.

Compulsory assignments

  • Plan for learning
  • Workshop
  • Final report - logg
  • Tverrpraks
  • Guidence conversations

Further on evaluation

The internship exam consists of attendance, completed internship goals, participation in the learning activities in the course. Academic and formal requirements appear in the learning platform Blackboard (the practice booklet).


Supervision: This includes interviews, preparations for practice, supervision in practice, and debriefing with teacher after the internship period is finished. Students must be prepared to spend more time for preparation compared to those who choose to have an internship in Norway.

Curriculum and log: Curriculum must be submitted on Blackboard within 2 weeks after the start of the internship. Students have to write a log during the entire internship period. This forms the basis for a report and self-evaluation.

Workshop: During the internship period, students will arrange a workshop for and with employees and users of the services at the internship site. A report from this work must be written and submitted in English.

Tverrpraks (multidisciplinary practice): it must be approved in order for the internship examination to be approved as passed.

Participation in Tverrpraks (cross-practice) is valid for up to 5 semesters, while the other mandatory activities are only valid for 1 semester.

In addition, students must sign a student contract that clarify the students' responsibilities before, during and after the period and must be signed before departure. After returning home, students will have to write a report that evaluates preparation and exchange of practice and return. This must be presented to fellow students at NTNU. After returning home, the student must participate in a debriefing with a teacher from the education programme.

Information on the Blackboard learning platform (learning booklet) will state how the work requirements must be implemented in order to be approved. In the event of an unapproved work requirement, one is given the opportunity to improve the work in order to have it approved. In order to be approved and pass the practice, all work requirements must be approved.

If the student does not get the grade passed on the internship exam, the entire internship period must be completed again, then as course VET2303 in the next ordinary internship period which will normally be the following spring semester. The student has the opportunity to try for the internship exam twice.

More information about the implementation can be found in Guidelines for the implementation and assessment of practical studies - MH, at NTNU. We reserve the right to make changes to the assessment scheme.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

The course has study requirements, which means that the course is reserved for students who have been admitted to a bachelor's degree in vernepleie at NTNU in Trondheim: HSGVEB. VET1004 Practice 1, VET2002 Practice 2 and VET2005 Practice 3 must be passed to get started in VET2304 Practical training 4.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HVER302P 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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: Practical training

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical training 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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