Practical training

Information on study-related practical training

Traineeships are an important part of a Bachelor's degree and practice important workplace skills through practical work. The length of the internship varies depending on the degree programme.

Practical training has a learning goal

The aim of the practical training is to familiarize the student, under supervision, with the most essential practical work assignments and with application of knowledge and skills in the working life.

Different lengths of training depending on the programme

Degree programmes have different practical training extents. The goals, contents, implementation and evaluation of practical training are defined by the degree programmes. The extent of the practical training varies between 30 – 85 credits. You can read more about the leght of the practical training of your studies from Study guide.

Compensation of the practical training

Compensation is also possible. The student can compensate a practical training included in the degree with a pre-study practical training or work experience with similar contents, or with work experience during the studies.

International practical training brushes up language skills and improves the CV

International practice is a way to combine the practical training of the studies with accumulation of international experience. The practice takes places in your own field and tasks corresponding to your education.

International practice brushes up your language skills and cultural awareness, improves your CV and gives you competitive advantage when applying for a job.

The placement is worth looking for independently, according to your own knowledge and interests.  Tips can be asked from SAMK staff responsible for the practice or from the international coordinators in faculties or from the International Office staff.

Students at SAMK have the possibility to apply for a grant for a practice abroad.

For more information, please check the Oiva intranet.

Instructions and materials on clinical practice in the Faculty of Health and Welfare

All general guidance and materials on wellbeing and health have been compiled for tutors, students and teachers.

Clinical practice in the Faculty of Health and Welfare