Here is a list of the health requirements, which can be an obstacle to accepting a student to the Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care programme.
- psychological illnesses, which prevent the completion of practical tasks or participation in workplace learning, such as current untreated psychosis or major depression which reduces the ability to work.
- physical illnesses, such as musculoskeletal disorders or injuries and chronic skin disorders, which limit ability to work to the extent that they prevent activity in practical tasks or workplace learning.
- blood transmitted diseases can limit practical tasks or workplace learning placements.
substance abuse or substance addiction.
See student health requirements for vocational upper secondary qualifications in finnish (OPH 27/011/2015).
Health and functional ability assessment for SORA-vocational upper secondary qualifications
Applicants assess their current health and functional ability in regards to SORA-qualifications health and functional ability requirements in their electronic joint application form.
NOTE: Applicants can be requested to supply information concerning their health at any time during the application process, regardless of the applicant’s own statement. The information is to assist student acceptance assessment and decision making.
If you have health restrictions, which could affect your choice of profession, then discuss them with your guardians, doctor, student counsellor and your own educational institution’s public health nurse.
Matters that will be considered can be, for example, rashes and allergies (the hairdressing sector, nursing sector). Normal colour vision is required for many sectors (e.g. the electricity and electronics sector, surface treatment sector, laboratory technology sector, hairdressing and certain lines in the graphic design sector).