Current and future challenges of societies need multi- and interdisciplinary, but also interprofessional approaches for us to adapt to and solve unpredictable situations and problems. The support needs of individuals in social and health services can be very diverse. Thus, currently also social and health care legislation in Finland requires professionals to cooperate in a multidisciplinary manner whenever necessary. Therefore, working in social and health care services requires not only professional competences but also transversal skills.
Metropolia University of Finland is one of ITSHEC’s partner institutions, and we are working together to generate more content for improving the implementation of teaching-learning strategies to work on transversal skills throughout the overall educational continuum in healthcare and social care.
ITSHEC project – Integration of transversal skills into health and social care, higher education and the curriculum – aims to improve the training of healthcare and social services professionals in transversal skills throughout the undergraduate and postgraduate training journey.
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