Valmynd Leit

Vocational Rehabilitation

This Diploma study programme is an independent 60 ECTS study programme after a BA, BS or similar degree and at least two years of work experience in the health care, educational or social systems. In this study programme the students will gain a better knowledge of the history of vocational rehabilitation and the ideology and purpose of empowerment. There is a focus on different interview techniques and how to use them. Students learn strategies that professionals in vocational rehabilitation use in collecting information and various types of tests and assessment tools to use in vocational assessment. The goal is to meet the needs for specialised knowledge and skills in the field of vocational rehabilitation and strengthening the theoretical foundation, philosophy and professional approach. 

Course organisation: The programme is built up of two 10 ECTS courses in the field of vocational rehabilitation. These are Vocational Rehabilitation I, hosted at the University of Akureyri and Vocational Rehabilitation II, hosted at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.

SEH0110 Vocational Rehabilitation I -  at University of Akureyri 10 ECTS
SEH0210 Vocational Rehabilitation II - at University of Iceland 10 ECTS

Students can also attend elective courses at other universities, subject to the approval of the Head of Faculty and the Master’s thesis supervisor.

Electives in this study programme amount to 40 ECTS.
The Faculty offers the following courses as electives:

EEL0105  Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Quality of Life                            10 ECTS
GHB0110  Mental Health: Issues and Intervention 5 or 10 ECTS
HHS0110  Health and the Health Care System: Status, Goals and Trends     10 ECTS
OFB0110  Trauma and Violence 5 or 10 ECTS
LSL1015  Chronic Illness 10 ECTS

For more information on this study programme, please contact

 Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir

Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 8036


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University of Akureyri

Sólborg v/norðurslóð         600 Akureyri, Iceland         S. 460 8000 / f: 460 8999

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