Healthcare and social work students
Internships are an important part of education in the health care and social services sector. Approximately 5,000 students from the universities of applied sciences and over 500 secondary school students train in HUS every year. Successful traineeships are important for the student’s competence and professional development.
The traineeships of students in upper secondary education are decided centrally by the educational institutions themselves.
• Upper secondary education student, please contact the teachers in your own institution
• Upper secondary school teacher, please provide requests for placements for autumn semester traineeships by the end of March and requests for the spring semester by the end of October.
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As a paramedic, midwifery, nursing or public health nursing student, you can complete traineeships of varying durations with us, in accordance with your curriculum.
Your traineeship can be arranged to take place on a ward or outpatient clinic, or in a research, rehabilitation, or procedure unit. In addition, traineeships are carried out at the patients’ home and via remote connections.
As a physiotherapy student, you can complete traineeships of varying durations in our physiotherapy unit. The purpose of the traineeship period is to deepen the student’s competence, for example, in assessing the patients’ mobility and functional capacity, in exercise training the patients, in patient guidance, and in assessing the need for assistive equipment. The care of some of our patient groups has been concentrated in specific HUS hospitals, so the patients instructed during the training come from each of our physiotherapy units that provide placements for traineeships.
Occupational therapist trainee
As a student in the occupational therapy training program in a university of applied sciences, you can complete traineeships of varying duration on our specialty wards and in different units under the guidance of our occupational therapists. The potential traineeship placements are located throughout the Uusimaa region.
During the traineeship periods, you will deepen your competence in assessing functional capacity, individual and group implementation of occupational therapy, patient guidance, assessment of the need for assistive equipment, and documentation of data. During the traineeship, you will work in a unit where there are pediatric, adolescent, or adult patients. Occupational therapy can take place both on inpatient wards and as outpatient care.
As a student in the radiography and radiation therapy training programs, you can complete a 2–7-week traineeship with us. The traineeship is carried out in different units of the HUS Diagnostic Center. In our imaging units, it is possible to familiarize yourself with plain radiography, mammography, dental imaging, ultrasound examinations, and fluoroscopy examinations as well as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography and isotope studies. Training in radiation therapy and isotope studies can be completed at our Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Clinical laboratory scientist trainee
As a clinical laboratory scientist training program student, you can complete traineeships of different lengths in our Diagnostic Center units. During the traineeship, you can deepen your skills in laboratory work in preanalytics and analytics. HUS Diagnostic Center (HUSLAB and HUS Medical Imaging Center) offers internships in
- customer service and sampling,
- clinical chemistry,
- medical genetics and pharmacology,
- clinical microbiology and virology,
- clinical physiology and nuclear medicine, as well as
- clinical neurophysiology
Dental hygienist trainee
As a dental hygiene student, you can complete your two-week training at the HUS Head and Neck Center, in Musculoskeletal and Plastic Surgery, Children and Adolescents units, Comprehensive Cancer Center, or Heart and Lung Center. During the traineeship, you will be able to develop your cooperation and interaction skills as well as clinical skills in oral health care. In addition, ethical competence and safety expertise will be assessed. The aim is that after the traineeship you will have the capacity to work with different occupational groups in the new operating environment and to highlight the importance of oral health care there.
As a podiatry student, you can complete an advanced traineeship in HUS at Meilahti Hospital’s Endocrinology Outpatient Clinic, Skin and Allergy Hospital, the Jorvi Diabetes Center, and Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic at Peijas Hospital. The traineeship is completed in multiprofessional working groups.
During the traineeship, the podiatry students will delve deeper into the treatment and prevention of foot problems in people with diabetes. The aim is to understand the mechanism behind the development of foot problems and to extend competence in all aspects of podiatry.
Assistive device technician trainee
As a Master’s program student in assistive device technology at a university of applied sciences, you can complete your traineeship at the HUS Assistive Equipment Center in specialist medical care or in assistive device units in primary health care. The training will allow you to deepen your skills in assessing patients’ mobility and functional capacity and the need for assistive equipment, in the guidance to use the assistive devices and in documenting these tasks. In maintenance activities, you will practice workshop tasks and documentation regarding assistive equipment. In the repair work as an assistive device technician trainee, you will participate in the repairs and scheduled maintenance of assistive equipment. Our patients include both adults and children who are in need of assistive devices.