Welcome to the course Social work and social problems 15cr!

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-44.
Name of course

Social work and social problems

Course code


Application code



Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies

Course co-ordinator

Name: Komalsingh Rambaree


Telephone: 026-648266

Name: Nessica Nässén


Telephone: +46 0738478005

Course administration

Name: Lena Hjelm


Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 16 August – 29 August

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Dear Student,

Welcome to the University of Gävle and the Bachelor of Science programme in Social Work Specialization International Social Work 180 cr.

The first course you will attend is SAG030 Social Work & Social Problems which will be delivered in English language (In case of COVID-19 spreading, the course might be delivered on an online-mode). Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 15 Higher Education Credits (HECs).

Introduction to Course Social Work and Social Problems is 31/08/2021 kl. 10.00-11.00. Zoom link


We will try to use a variety of pedagogical methodologies such as Pre-recorded lectures, Live discussion and student support, Zoom-based group-work and oral presentation, Online peer reviewing, Reflective learning, academic publications' reviews, Field-study report through Canvas.

NB: I t is important that YOU register yourself in Ladok .
The course coordinators for this course is Nessica Nässén and Komalsingh Rambaree (Ajit). Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our contact details are:

• Room: 51:314
• Mobile: +46 73 837 80 05 (please no telephone calls after 17.00 and on weekends)
• Email: (email correspondence is preferred)

• Room: 51: 214
• Phone: + 46 (0)26 – 64 82 66
• Mobile: + 46 702 226 517 (please no telephone calls after 17.00 and on weekends)
• Email: (email correspondence is preferred)

Looking forward to see you and having an interesting and enriching course together.

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Published by: Lena Hjelm Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2021-06-21
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)