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Before enrolling to this study unit, you should have adequate competence level of safety, security and risk management, which you can acquire for example by completing study unit Business Continuity 5 credits or Basics of Corporate Safety, Security and Risk Management 10 credits.

Basic information

  • Target audience: People who are interested in safety, security and risk management
  • Application period: 09.12.2020 - 6.1.2021
  • Date: 14.01.2021 - 31.07.2021
  • Scope: 10 ECTS
  • Location: Online
  • Price: 150 €

Prerequisites

Before enrolling to this study unit, you should have adequate competence level of safety, security and risk management, which you can acquire for example by completing study unit Business Continuity 5 credits or Basics of Corporate Safety, Security and Risk Management 10 credits.

Content

  • The study unit has been divided into themes through which the course progresses.
  • The study unit is implemented as e-learning in the Canvas workspace. There are Zoom/Teams meetings in each module. Attending Zoom/Teams meetings is not mandatory, but recommended.
  • The study unit begins with the orientation module and continues through eight different modules. The modules include assignments which will be made in pairs. The student will decide which assignments he / she will carry out.
  • The study unit also includes a web exam made individually. The student will collect points from the assignments and the exam based on which the grade is determined.

Learning outcomes

The student is able to:

  • define risk, safety and security management compliance requirements, best practices and apply those
  • assess and manage organisations’ risks comprehensively
  • plan, assess and develop risk, safety and security management
  • lead and manage safety and security management operations in normal, disturbance and crisis situations
  • assess and develop safety and security culture

Materials and literature

Literature has been given for each module in the Canvas workspace and the student will also look for the appropriate literature by himself/herself for the assignments. Examples of Literature:

  1. Safety and Security Management & security Culture: Reiman, T. & Oedewald, P. 2002. The assessment of organisational culture. A methodological study. VTT Publications T2140. https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/tiedotteet/2002/T2140.pdf
  2. Risk Management, Legislation, documentation:ISO 31000:2018, Risk management – Guidelines (Can be downloaded through Laurea LibGuides)
  3. Standards, Auditing and Measurement of Safety and Security Management: Kuusisto, A. 2000. Safety management systems - Audit tools and reliability of auditing. VTT Publications 428
    http://www.mtpinnacle.com/pdfs/safety-management-systems.pdf
  4. Business Continuity Management and Crisis Communication: Saleh, Yunus D. 2016. Crisis management: The art of success & failure. (Can be downloaded through Laurea Finna)
  5. Development of Safety and Security Management:Schein, E. 2010. Organizational Culture and Leadership. (Can be downloaded through Laurea Finna)

Evaluation

  • Points are collected from the study unit assignments and the exam, on the basis of which the grade of the course is formed.
    Assessed as applicable: teamwork skills, leadership and responsibility.
  • Evaluation: H-5. 

Schedule

The study unit will start on January 14, 2021 in Canvas with e-learning orientation. The student will also choose which assignments he / she will carry out. The study unit ends in June 2021.

Zoom/Teams meetings:

  • 14.1.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 28.1.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 11.2.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 25.2.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 11.3.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 25.3.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 8.4.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 22.4.2021 at 10.15-11.15
  • 6.5.2021 at 10.15-11.15

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