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Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management

Degree:
Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree title:
tradenomi (AMK), Bachelor of Business Administration

Credits:
210 ects

Objectives

Are you interested in business and wellbeing? During your studies in the Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management you learn to develop and produce data-based wellbeing services utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

The goal of wellbeing services is to promote people’s quality of life, health and ability to work. The demand for wellbeing services is increasing, which has created the need to be able to assess the suitability and effectiveness of different services in various situations and for different target groups.

Physical exercise and health have an important role in people’s functional capacity. With the help of technology, it is easier than before to measure and assess the effectiveness of wellbeing. Measuring produces data that helps to create new services that support wellbeing, health, and functional capacity, together with new business opportunities.

In order to meet this demand, the Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management was established. The language of instruction is English .

The Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management provides skills for measuring wellbeing and health with the help of state-of-the-art technology. You learn how to use this information in developing and producing services for wellbeing. The studies combine this information with business topics.

Commercial and business aspects are essential in the Wellbeing Management studies. You learn how to utilize wellbeing and health promoting technology in business environment. The studies provide you with a solid basis for becoming an entrepreneur or working in expert position after graduation.

After your graduation, you will be able to:
- identify and coordinate the service needs for promoting wellbeing
- develop and implement data-based wellbeing services
- acquire and assess wellbeing services based on data
- identify the opportunities of profitable wellbeing business
- operate in an entrepreneurial manner and start your own business
- operate in an international working environment.

The studies are implemented in close cooperation with companies and they include projects commissioned by companies. This creates networks that will be beneficial after your graduation.

Studies can be accomplished mostly online.

Wellbeing Management studies can be completed either in Finnish or in English. All courses are taught fully bilingually, so you can study in either language.

The first year of study is implemented entirely online, focusing on the basics of measuring wellbeing. It also develops your business management skills and knowledge in the area of wellbeing environment.

In the second year, the students study in Mikkeli, Finland, as full-time students. The lectures are arranged on Mikkeli campus, also utilizing the unique Active Life Lab environment. During the second year, you work with different customer groups, perform wellbeing measurements with them and assess the effectiveness of wellbeing services. This way, the first-year studies in business management skills and knowledge are accompanied with measurements done at Active Life Lab and assessing the effectiveness of wellbeing services. In addition, you have the opportunity to complete your practical training period at Active Life Lab and participate in RDI activities.

The third-year studies are flexible and can also be completed entirely online. During the last year of studies, you can do your practical training and write your thesis either in Mikkeli or in another location that suits you and is reasonable from the perspective of your studies.

Active Life Lab

Active Life Lab is a leading research and development centre of wellbeing services operating at Saimaa Stadiumi, a new and inspiring study environment designed specifically for group work and commissioned assignments.

The wellbeing premises measure the user's level of activity by utilizing location-based technology and react, for example, to long-term passivity. The premises include a virtual reality space which enables measuring the effect of nature and culture on wellbeing.

Smart gym equipment measures the individual’s development and offers the optimal exercise load in order to achieve and ensure development.

Equipment in the exercise test area are brand new, featuring physiological measurement equipment and virtual reality. In these premises, there’s a treadmill and a screen, onto which different obstacles and gamification content can be reflected.

Degree programme description

The first year of studies makes you familiar with the concepts of wellbeing, the operational environment of wellbeing services, and the management of wellbeing data. The studies also involve different areas of business operations, and the marketing and sales of wellbeing services.

During the second year you learn more about the effectiveness of wellbeing services, the development of user-driven services, and the operation of data-based business. In addition, you become familiar with international business operations, project work and the methods of research and development.

The third year studies include practical projects in producing services and events. You also become familiar with the management of wellbeing services and business operations.

The practical training period (30 ECTS credits) takes one term. The bachelor’s thesis covers 15 ECTS credits.

Implementation of studies and flexible learning tracks

Flexible learning tracks utilizing both online and offline studying environments offer a new way of studying for a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The content of the Wellbeing Management Degree Programme has been renewed and the studies now focus more on how measuring wellbeing and assessing the effectiveness of wellbeing services can be utilized in business and commercial environments. The degree programme provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to become an entrepreneur or work in an expert position in wellbeing environments.

The first year of studies is arranged entirely online, focusing on the basics of business management skills and knowledge in the field of wellbeing.

The second year consists of full-time studies at Saimaa Stadiumi in Mikkeli and, specifically, in the Active Life Lab study environment. The studies are mainly arranged from Monday to Thursday, and involve practical wellbeing measurements and follow-up utilizing technology in different commissioned assignments.

Active Life Lab is a unique technological study environment, in which you can perform measurements with different customer groups in a concrete way. Xamk is one of the leading research, development and innovation (RDI) operators in Finland, and during the second year you have a chance to expand your RDI skills with these leading experts and take part in RDI activities. You will work with real and concrete work assignments in national and international projects. Your studies include working in small groups from the beginning.

The third-year studies can be completed flexibly, fully online. During this last year of study, you can choose to complete your practical training and write your thesis either in Mikkeli or in another location anywhere in the world, provided that it suits you and meets the objectives of the Wellbeing Management Degree Programme. The practical training always includes working in an expert position in the wellbeing field, and the professional networks built during your studies will help you find a suitable practical training place. In addition, the thesis should also be commissioned by a company, organization or some other non-profit party involved with the wellbeing environment. When deciding the topic for your thesis, you can utilize the practical training commissioning company, and the RDI knowledge and skills you have gained during your second-year studies.

Xamk has extensive partner networks all around the world and our international experts will help you find suitable practical training or international exchange options in case you wish to go abroad as part of your studies at Xamk.

The aim is to gain 30 ECTS credits every term.

Language of instruction

All courses in the Wellbeing management Degree Programme are implemented in English and Finnish. In other words, you can study in either language. If you are interested, you can take some individual courses in English or in Finnish.

The bilingual implementation of the degree programme gives you the opportunity to flexibly improve your language skills as the studies progress.

Career opportunities

The need for wellbeing services is increasing all the time, and there is also an increasing demand for service providers.

Good communication and interaction skills are essential in producing wellbeing services, together with understanding the possibilities of promoting wellbeing, customer-oriented thinking and an entrepreneurial attitude.

As a BBA in Wellbeing Management, your career opportunities may include the following fields:
- companies that offer services in physical activities, nutrition or health care
- companies that develop health and wellbeing technologies
- event production planning and producing wellbeing services
- human resources or insurance.

After graduation, this international bachelor’s degree offers you interesting job opportunities all over the world.
Professional positions include the following:
- companies offering exercise, nutrition or wellbeing services
- companies utilizing and developing health and wellbeing technology
- wellbeing event production companies; planning and developing wellbeing events
- human resources management or
- insurance companies.

Learning environments

During the first year, the study environment is Xamk’s versatile online environment, in which you study under the lecturer’s guidance. During the second year, you study on Mikkeli campus. In addition, the unique Active Life Lab premises will be utilized in your studies. ?Active Life Lab is a leading research and development centre of wellbeing services operating at Saimaa Stadiumi, a new and inspiring study environment designed specifically for group work and commissioned assignments.

Active Life Lab includes the following:

- The wellbeing premises measure the user's level of activity by utilizing location-based technology and react, for example, to long-term passivity. The premises include a virtual reality space which enables measuring the effect of nature and culture on wellbeing.

- Smart gym equipment measures the individual’s development and offers the optimal exercise load in order to achieve and ensure development.

- Equipment in the exercise test area are brand new, featuring physiological measurement equipment and virtual reality. In these premises, there’s a treadmill and a screen, onto which different obstacles and gamification content can be reflected.

Active Life Lab premises and equipment are utilized as the studying environment especially during the second study year. This way, the business management skills and knowledge acquired during the first study year can be combined with the development and commercialization of wellbeing services offered by Active Life Lab.

During the first year, you will learn the basics of measuring wellbeing and acquire business management skills and knowledge needed in the wellbeing business. The second year of studies includes performing wellbeing measurements with different customer groups. These start and follow-up measurements enable monitoring the effectiveness of wellbeing services. This way the core competence learned during the first year can be combined with measurements and showcasing the effectiveness at Active Life Lab. In addition, students can complete their practical training period at the Active Life Lab, focus on RDI activity in more detail and participate in RDI projects.

On Mikkeli campus, studying primarily takes place in ICT classrooms and studios.

Wellbeing Management, full-time studies
Wellbeing Management, full-time studies
Wellbeing management, full-time studies
Wellbeing management, full-time studies
Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Elina Halonen
Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to actively use the basic professional vocabulary of your field.
You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field at the European level B2.

Content

What professional vocabulary is essential in your professional field?
How to look for information in professional sources in English and how to apply this information?
How to interact in spoken communication situations in English and how to draw up texts in English for professional purposes?
How to communicate in study-related situations and work communities in English?

Materials

Material in Learn.

Exam schedules

Informed at the beginning of the course.

Student workload

135 hours

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Assessment methods and criteria

Students are able to
a use professional vocabulary systematically
look for information in the key information sources of the field.
c look for information in the key information sources of the field.
d communicate orally and in writing in the workplace, with customers, target groups and the users of applications and services provided in the field

In addition to these, the assessment of English studies relies on the competence levels defined in the Common European Framework of Reference and the national skills level descriptions based on the European framework. Grade Good (3) mostly requires level B2 skills.

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in English, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 30.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • roo.sv
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Riitta Savolainen
Responsible person

Riitta Savolainen

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to communicate in spoken and written situations in your own field.
You are familiar with the terminology of your field and able to communicate in Swedish in professional situations.

The objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Languages, level B1 and Government Decree 1129/2014.

After completing the course with the grade of 3, you are able to:
- understand clear standard and work-related speech.
- use basic structures reasonably well both in spoken and written situations.
- speak relatively fluently so that occasional mistakes in pronunciation or prosody do not lead to misunderstanding.
- describe your education and work experience for example when applying for a job.
- describe and discuss key issues of your professional field (eg. the operation, products, processes or services of companies and/or organizations).

Content

How do you use Swedish vocabulary related to education, work environment and workplace duties?
How do you use Swedish in different communicative situations of working life, for example in emails, telephoning and meetings?
How do you use the basic professional vocabulary required in your field and operational environment?

Materials

Online material (Learn)

Teaching methods

Online course.
Language workshops (4) if needed.

Employer connections

Vocabulary exercises and communication situations.

Exam schedules

Info (Teams)
Online exams:
*written (Learn)
*oral (Teams)
Exam tametables will be agreed later.

Student workload

5 ECTS credits equals approximately 135 hours of students work.

Further information

riitta.savolainen@xamk.fi

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

If you have been instructed to participate in the Intensive course in Swedish, you must complete it or independently acquire the equivalent knowledge and skills before you can participate in this course.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

05.09.2022 - 16.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Mia Silvenius
Responsible person

Mia Silvenius

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You can define and describe factors affecting the purchasing and consuming behaviour of different customer groups.
You can analyse customer buying behavior and define the principles for the segmentation and selection of target groups.
You can define and identify factors affecting customer experience as a whole.
You can search for and analyze information improving customer insight.
You can describe the aspects of customer-oriented marketing concepts, including its objectives and functions.
You are able to design a marketing mix, taking into consideration product lifecycle, marketing objectives and corporate responsibility.

Content

How do consumers, companies and organizations differ as customers?
What are the Russian operating models and corporate culture in your field of business?
What does customer experience consist of and how can you gain insight into it?
How are customer relationships built, maintained and developed?
What are the components of good customer service?
What are the objectives and role of customer-oriented marketing and relationship marketing in the operations of an organisation?
How does the digital economy and operational environment affect the planning of marketing?
How is customer buying behavior and segmentation taken into consideration when defining objectives and target groups?
What does a marketing mix consist of, and how can it be used to reach organisational goals?

Materials

All course sections and related materials and assignments are available as soon as the course opens.

Employer connections

Visiting lecturers, and experts in this field.

Exam schedules

Your studies are scheduled according to the assignments.

Student workload

The scope of the course is 5 credits: 1 cr = 27 working hours, this course requires approximately 135 working hours.

Content scheduling

The course consists of three sections, each with relevant material, literature, articles and videos. Learning and revision tasks are included in every section.

Further information

The course starts on September 5, 2022, when you can log in to the course platform.

The course is completed entirely online (Xamk Learn) and according to the schedule provided.
The platform of the course contains Video Lectures, assignments and most of the necessary materials.The assignments are multiple-choice exams, discussion assignments and analysis assignments. This course includes also appr. 5-7 meetings online (Teams)

Teacher: Mia Silvenius, mia.silvenius@xamk.fi

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
a. use professional customer service and marketing vocabulary systematically.
b. look for information in the key information sources of the field.
c. identify interrelated tasks.
e. use the key models, methods, software and technologies of the professional field.

Assessment criteria equals to grade 3.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 23.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Heli Manninen
Responsible person

Heli Manninen

Student groups
  • HJMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, fulltime studies

Objective

You are able to process and analyse collected data.
You are able to interpret data.
You understand the value of data and big data.

Content

How to process and analyse data with Excel?
How to make interpretations based on collected data?
What is the value of data and big data?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 23.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Heli Manninen
Responsible person

Heli Manninen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to process and analyse collected data.
You are able to interpret data.
You understand the value of data and big data.

Content

How to process and analyse data with Excel?
How to make interpretations based on collected data?
What is the value of data and big data?

Materials

Is presented in learning environment.

Teaching methods

Online studies during course implementation. Previous higher education studies may replace the course and can be discussed at the beginning of the course implementation.

Employer connections

-

Student workload

135 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
• use professional vocabulary systematically
• evaluate information sources critically
• identify interrelated tasks
• use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional field

Assessment criteria equals to grade 3.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 11.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Heli Manninen
Responsible person

Heli Manninen

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the basic concepts and principles of data management and databases.
You are able to interpret and create data models.
You are able to visualize and compile data from different sources.

Content

How can data be managed?
What are the principles of databases?
How can data models be interpreted and compiled?
How can data from multiple sources be compiled and visualized with Power BI?

Materials

Is presented in learning environment.

Teaching methods

Online studies during course implementation. Previous higher education studies may replace the course and can be discussed at the beginning of the course implementation.

Employer connections

-

Student workload

135 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Exercises returned in learning environment.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 16.12.2022

Credits

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

2 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 70

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Sari Laanterä
Responsible person

Sari Laanterä

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You can recognize the phases of a lifestyle change
You can recognize the factors affecting a lifestyle change
You understand how a lifestyle change can be supported
You can describe the principles of a motivational interview
You can give feedback motivationally

Content

What are the phases of a lifestyle change?
What are the factors to motivate to lifestyle change?
How can the strengths be recognized?
What kind of challenges can be encountered in lifestyle change?
What does resilience mean?
What are the lifetraps and why these are important to recognize in the lifestyle changes?
How to support a lifestyle change?
What is motivational interviewing?
How do you give feedback motivationally?

Materials

Reading material for the independent track includes the following:
- Miller & Rollnick 2013 Motivational interviewing: Helping people change (as appropriate)
- Avery, Whitehead & Halliday 2016 How to Facilitate Lifestyle Change: Applying Group Education in Healthcare (as appropriate)
Other possible material is specified in the Learn platform of the course.

The learning material for the scheduled and blended tracks is specified in the Learn platform.

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
You attend the contact classes which include for example lectures, simulations, study visit and assignments. The assignments are completed individually and in small groups. In addition, you practice small group counseling. Your timetable bases on the class schedule and deadlines of the assignments.

Blended track:
Blended track is possible if you can develop your skills relating to the course objectives in your work. In this case, please, contact the teacher (Sari Laanterä) before the course begins. That way it is possible to assess if
• the blended track is possible in your work.
• you need to demonstrate your competence.
• you need to attend some parts of the course to complete your competence.

If you have completed previous higher education studies or gained work experience that match the learning outcomes and content of this course, you can apply for the right to demonstrate your competence. In case you want to apply for the recognition of competence for the entire course (5 ECTS credits), you need to submit an e-application to the course teacher. In other cases, please send an informal application with certificates to the teacher via email at the beginning of the course at the latest. Please, pay attention that your email describes how your skills meet the learning outcomes and content of this course.

Independent track:
In case you choose the independent track, you carry out an Exam test independently.

Please, note that you need to choose your learning track at the beginning of the course.

Employer connections

The scheduled track involves the study visit to Saimaa Stadiumi and simulations in the school environment. These simulations include motivational interviews and the cases base on working life. In addition, there is small group counseling during this course.

Working life contacts on this course can also relate to completing the course through the blended track and recognition of competence. There can also be an alumni visit, expert lessons and assignments from a real working life organization. In this case, there is also feedback by the representative of the organization.

Exam schedules

The scheduled track has an assignment instead of the exam. The timetable for this assignment is set at the beginning of the course.

In case of the independent track, you take the exam through the Exam system according to your own individual timetable.

The timetable of re-attempts is in the Learn platform.

Student workload

This course covers 5 ECTS credits = 135 hours.
These hours are divided as follows for the scheduled track:
10 hours contact classes,
10 hours exercises, simulations and counseling,
115 hours independent studies including the assignments and preparing for the lessons.

Content scheduling

The contact classes are voluntary and you can also follow them online. It is compulsory to attend the counseling. Counseling requires taking initiative and responsibility, in other words abilities needed in entrepreneurship. This course also includes interactive exercises.

Further information

The teacher of the course is Sari Laanterä (sari.laantera@xamk.fi)

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

You get spoken feedback during exercises. The grade of this course bases on written assignments that are evaluated numerically and you get feedback for it. In addition, peer feedback and self-assessment are used on this course and assessment relies on a specific assessment matrix introduced in the beginning of the course.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Elina Halonen
Responsible person

Elina Halonen

Student groups
  • EEMI22SVP
    Environmental Engineering, online/full-time studies
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field.

Content

How do you look for information in professional sources in English and apply this information?
How do you interact in spoken communication situations in English and compose texts in English for professional purposes?
How do you communicate in work communities and study-related situations in English?

Materials

Material in Learn.

Exam schedules

Will be informed at the beginning of the course.

Student workload

135 hrs of student work

Further information

This course will be held online with scheduled lessons once a week.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Assessment methods and criteria

Will be informed at the beginning of the course.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Oxana Turko
Responsible person

Oxana Turko

Student groups
  • GDKV22KM
    Game design, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to look for information in English in professional sources and apply it in different study and work related communication situations.
You are able to communicate in English in various spoken and written situations in your professional field.

Content

How do you look for information in professional sources in English and apply this information?
How do you interact in spoken communication situations in English and compose texts in English for professional purposes?
How do you communicate in work communities and study-related situations in English?

Teaching methods

Professional English for the Game Design students.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B1.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level B2.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Ability to communicate in English orally and in writing in various situations in the professional field mainly at the European (CEFR) level C1.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Marjaana Roponen
Responsible person

Marjaana Roponen

Student groups
  • WMMI20KP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Marjaana Roponen
Responsible person

Marjaana Roponen

Student groups
  • WMMI20KP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 01.05.2023

Credits

10 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Marjaana Roponen
Responsible person

Marjaana Roponen

Student groups
  • WMMI20KP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • LYX3 Opettaja
Student groups
  • HJMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, fulltime studies

Objective

You understand why and in what type of situations wellbeing data is collected.
You are able to identify various wellbeing measuring methods.
You can assess the suitability of different methods for different purposes and target groups.

Content

What is wellbeing data?
How has the collection of wellbeing data changed and what are the future perspectives (self- monitoring, MyData principle)?
What different methods can be used for measuring (measuring behavior vs. measuring results)?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of different methods in various purposes?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • LYX3 Opettaja
Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You understand why and in what type of situations wellbeing data is collected.
You are able to identify various wellbeing measuring methods.
You can assess the suitability of different methods for different purposes and target groups.

Content

What is wellbeing data?
How has the collection of wellbeing data changed and what are the future perspectives (self- monitoring, MyData principle)?
What different methods can be used for measuring (measuring behavior vs. measuring results)?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of different methods in various purposes?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • LYX3 Opettaja
Responsible person

Pia Jääskeläinen

Student groups
  • HJMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, fulltime studies

Objective

You can identify and describe knowledge needs related to the wellbeing environment.
You are able to examine and analyze the operational environment for wellbeing services, its structure and markets in Finland and internationally.

You can acquire and analyze relevant information related to the development of the wellbeing business field and can recognize future trends and the associated factors.
You are able to assess your own knowledge, skills and interest areas in relation to the development of the wellbeing business field.

Content

What market players and factors affect the operational environment of wellbeing?
What are the wellbeing operational environment and markets in Finland and internationally?
How are wellbeing services financed and what models are used to produced them?
What are the trends in wellbeing and drivers behinds the trends?
What knowledge and skills for experts are needed now and in the future?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • LYX3 Opettaja
Responsible person

Pia Jääskeläinen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You can identify and describe knowledge needs related to the wellbeing environment.
You are able to examine and analyze the operational environment for wellbeing services, its structure and markets in Finland and internationally.

You can acquire and analyze relevant information related to the development of the wellbeing business field and can recognize future trends and the associated factors.
You are able to assess your own knowledge, skills and interest areas in relation to the development of the wellbeing business field.

Content

What market players and factors affect the operational environment of wellbeing?
What are the wellbeing operational environment and markets in Finland and internationally?
How are wellbeing services financed and what models are used to produced them?
What are the trends in wellbeing and drivers behinds the trends?
What knowledge and skills for experts are needed now and in the future?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Sari Laanterä
Responsible person

Sari Laanterä

Student groups
  • HJMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, fulltime studies

Objective

You can describe the meaning of health promotion.
You can name examples of health promotion.
You can recognize the main health problems and threats to wellbeing.
You know the main content of prevention of the health problems and self-care.

Content

What does health promotion mean?
How is health promoted?
What are the main health problems?
What does healthy nutrition include?
What are the physical activity recommendations?
What factors promote brain health?
How can coping with daily life be supported?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Sari Laanterä
Responsible person

Sari Laanterä

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You can describe the meaning of health promotion.
You can name examples of health promotion.
You can recognize the main health problems and threats to wellbeing.
You know the main content of prevention of the health problems and self-care.

Content

What does health promotion mean?
How is health promoted?
What are the main health problems?
What does healthy nutrition include?
What are the physical activity recommendations?
What factors promote brain health?
How can coping with daily life be supported?

Materials

All the necessary material can be found in the online learning environment at the beginning of the course.

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
You attend the online workshops according to your class schedule. Your timetable bases on the workshops and the assignments.
The assignments are completed individually and in small groups.

Blended track:
Blended track is possible if you can develop your skills relating to the course objectives in your work. In this case, please, contact the teacher (Sari Laanterä) before the course begins. That way it is possible to assess if
• the blended track is possible in your work.
• you need to demonstrate your competence.
• you need to attend some parts of the course to complete your competence.

If you have completed previous higher education studies or gained work experience that match the learning outcomes and content of this course, you can apply for the right to demonstrate your competence. In case you want to apply for the recognition of competence for the entire course (5 ECTS credits), you need to submit an e-application to the course teacher. In other cases, please send an informal application with certificates to the teacher via email at the beginning of the course at the latest. Please, pay attention that your email describes how your skills meet the learning outcomes and content of this course.

Independent track:
In case you choose the independent track, you can enroll in a course offered to the group that has started their studies earlier.

Employer connections

The course has working life-oriented examples.

Exam schedules

The course has workshop assignments and you can do those according to your own schedule. In addition, there is the main assignment and that is done with a colleague.

The timetable for the assignments as well as the timetable of re-attempts is in the Learn platform.

Student workload

The scope of the course is 5 cr or 135 hours.

Content scheduling

The course has lecture recordings that can be viewed at a time that suits you.

In addition, the course has workshops, the schedule of which is marked in the syllabus and participation in which is voluntary. Workshops provide an opportunity to ask questions, receive guidance, work on and present small group / independently assembled tasks.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment relies on a specific assessment matrix introduced in the beginning of the course. In addition, peer feedback and self-assessment are used on this course.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 23.04.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Marjaana Roponen
  • Anna-Liisa Immonen
Responsible person

Marjaana Roponen

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You can use the terminology of commercialization.
You are able to experiment and apply the methods of commercialization.
You understand how to launch a profitable business into the markets.
You understand the principles of profitable business operations.

Content

How to collect and analyze knowledge of the markets?
How to collect and analyze potential customers?
What does branding mean?
How to create a profitable business?

Materials

Is presented in learning environment.

Teaching methods

Idependent online studies during course implementation.

Student workload

133 h

Content scheduling

Analyzing business environment and planning of marketing - Marjaana Roponen 9.1.-26.2.2022
Profitable business - Anna-Liisa Immonen 6.3.-23.4.2022

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

06.02.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 70

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Pia Jääskeläinen
Responsible person

Pia Jääskeläinen

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You know how to acquire information about customers, products and competitors to support sales.
You can describe a company’s sales process.
You can exploit multi-channel content marketing to support sales.

Content

What is the role and importance of sales in the marketing of services?
How does the sales process of a company proceed from prospecting to the maintenance of the customer relationship?
How does selling to consumers, companies and other organizations differ from each other?
How to support selling with content marketing?
What are the basics of content marketing and how to manage content?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

10 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

50 % Contact teaching, 50 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • LYX3 Opettaja
Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You can measure and assess the wellbeing and the associated changes in different customer groups.
You are familiar with the different models used in the production of welfare services.
You understand the central strategies which direct the production of services.
You can measure different aspects of wellbeing with subjective and objective methods.
You know the basics of quality management and the significance of high-quality work in the wellbeing services.

Content

How to measure different aspects of wellbeing with subjective and objective methods (Active Life Lab)?
What models are used in the production of welfare services?
What are the changes in the service structure in the field of wellbeing services production?
What are the basics of quality management and the significance of high-quality work in wellbeing services?
What is the effectiveness of the development of wellbeing services?
What main factors affect the activities and regulation of health care/welfare services?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

16.01.2023 - 31.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Maarit Vahvanen
Responsible person

Maarit Vahvanen

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the role and significance of different parties in promoting the wellbeing of a customer.
You know what wellbeing business is and recognize networks of actors in the field.
You understand what co-development is and how value is created in networks.
You recognize and analyze the business opportunities in the operational environment.
You can plan and develop business in an interactive, user-driven and co-operative manner.
You can take into account the opportunities provided by digitalization in the development work.
You know the ethical principles and starting points in wellbeing entrepreneurship and acting in networks.

Content

What is wellbeing business and entrepreneurship?
What are the networks of actors in the wellbeing field?
How are the different factors and actors in the operational field taken into account in the planning and development of wellbeing business?
How cab networks be utilized in co-development and adding value?
How is business analyzed and developed with different business models?
What is user-driven planning?
How can digitalization be utilized in service development?

Teaching methods

A study course to be completed independently or with your own team. Course includes various learning tasks and Teams meetings.

Work week-based learning path: you progress independently according to the course platform.

Learning path that accelerates studies: discuss and plan with the teacher about this option.

Work-integrated learning path is possible if, for example, you work in a company or organization related to the professional field or in work related to the professional field. In this case, you can complete the course at your workplace/project, either fully or partially. Learning requires that you familiarize yourself with the topics covered in the course and master them both in theory and in practice. You should always agree on the content of the learning tasks with the teacher of the course.

If you want to apply an accelerated or work-integrated learning path, contact the teacher before the start of the study period.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Tiina Rissanen
Responsible person

Tiina Rissanen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You demonstrate that you are familiar with the basics of enterprise finances and financial accounting.
You know the basic principles of bookkeeping and the process from recording the basic business transactions to the reporting of financial statements.
You can analyze and interpret the financial statements and ratios of a small enterprise.
You are able to explain the basic principles of value added taxation and business taxation in different forms of business.

Content

What is the role of financial accounting in business operations?
How to apply the process of accounting cycle in a small enterprise?
How to analyze and interpret financial statements?
What are the basic principles of value added taxation and business taxation?
How to take into account the value added taxation in accounting cycle and reporting?

Materials

Materials will be announced in Learn. All the materials are available online.

Exam schedules

The course contains both individual assignments as well as group work assignments. The schedule of the assignments will be announced in Learn.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Both individual assignments and group assignments are evaluated.

The basis for evaluation is:

Students can
- use professional vocabulary systematically
- look for information in the key information sources of the field
- identify interrelated tasks
- use the key models, methods and techniques of the professional field
- work as team members in a goal-oriented way

Assessment criteria equals to grade 3.

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Marko Issakainen
Responsible person

Marko Issakainen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You can recognize the main dimensions of wellbeing.
You know the main facts of human anatomy and physiology from the viewpoints of wellbeing and health promotion.

Content

What does wellbeing mean?
What factors affect wellbeing?
What are the main dimensions of wellbeing?
What are the main facts in anatomy relating to the human musculoskeletal system, circulatory system and respiratory system?
What kind of physiological changes relate to diabetes and metabolic disorder?
What does the quality of life mean?
What factors promote the quality of life?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

RD proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Tuomo Paakkonen
  • Jaakko Pitkänen
Responsible person

Jaakko Pitkänen

Student groups
  • SOMI20KM
    Social Services, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to lead yourself, develop you self-leadership and your competences as a responsible member of your work communiy.
You are able to analyze and develop work community collaboration by means of solution-oriented approaches.
You are able to apply leadership models in an appropriate way.
You are able to act as a leader in workplace situations typically encountered by supervisors.

Content

How do you lead yourself?
How do you identify various roles, behavior patterns and phenomena in work communities?
How do you communicate and act as a responsible member of a work community and lead it?
How do you apply leadership models in various types of organisations?
How do you develop work community collaboration in a goal-oriented way?
How do you act as a leader and supervisor in changing working life environments?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 06.11.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

1 op

Mode of delivery

80 % Contact teaching, 20 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 60

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Tuomo Paakkonen
Responsible person

Tuomo Paakkonen

Student groups
  • SOKT20KM
    Social services, part-time studies

Objective

You are able to lead yourself, develop you self-leadership and your competences as a responsible member of your work communiy.
You are able to analyze and develop work community collaboration by means of solution-oriented approaches.
You are able to apply leadership models in an appropriate way.
You are able to act as a leader in workplace situations typically encountered by supervisors.

Content

How do you lead yourself?
How do you identify various roles, behavior patterns and phenomena in work communities?
How do you communicate and act as a responsible member of a work community and lead it?
How do you apply leadership models in various types of organisations?
How do you develop work community collaboration in a goal-oriented way?
How do you act as a leader and supervisor in changing working life environments?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

10 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

50 % Contact teaching, 50 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Pia Jääskeläinen
  • Antti Leppilampi
  • Mirka Jussila
Responsible person

Antti Leppilampi

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You understand how an individual’s wellbeing is measured and assessed.
You know how to measure an individual’s wellbeing with different methods.
You are able to develop the current and new services in an interactive and user-driven way and take into account the possibilities of digitalization of services.
You are able to utilize the methods of service design and productization.
You are able to choose and apply interactive development methods and models in practice.
You are able to work as a development team member.
You can utilize different marketing methods to introduce a service to market.

Content

How to measure and evaluate an individual’s wellbeing?
How to measure different aspects of wellbeing with subjective and objective methods?
What are the basics of laboratory-based wellbeing measurement methods in Active Life Lab?
How is the service assortment evaluated, renewed and developed in the digital operational and competitive environment?
How are services developed in a user-driven and interactive way?
How can gamification promote users’ motivation, involvement and participation?
What are the basic concepts, goals and methods of service design?
What are the methods of service productization?
How are service products branded and launched into the market?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Student groups
  • WMMI20KP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to draw up a feasible thesis plan.

Content

How do you define the idea of your thesis?
How do you choose appropriate methods and conceptual framework for your research and development task?
How do you draw up a plan for your thesis?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Student groups
  • WMMI20KP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to report, assess and present a research and development project.

Content

How do you report your thesis process, the results and the potential outcomes?
How do you assess the validity and ethical matters in your thesis?
How do you present your thesis?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

You have completed the following courses:

Bachelor’s thesis: idea and planning 5 ECTS credits
Bachelor’s thesis: implementation 5 ECTS credits

Timing

01.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Student groups
  • WMMI20KP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to apply your knowledge and skills related to the expert duties of your professional field by implementing a research and development project.

Content

How do you implement your target-oriented thesis process in cooperation with your working life partner?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

You have completed the following course:
Bachelor’s thesis: idea and planning 5 ECTS credits

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2025

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

3 op

Mode of delivery

40 % Contact teaching, 60 % Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Marjaana Roponen
Responsible person

Marjaana Roponen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You act responsibly as a student and a member of the university community.
You are able to set learning objectives, plan your study and career path, follow your progress in studies and assess your learning.
You are able to improve your working life competencies.
You know how to act according to the ethical principles of your field.
You are able to promote your skills and competencies.

Content

What is Xamk like as a study community and learning environment?
How do you create a personal study and career plan?
How do you identify your skills and competences?
How do you improve your general competences?
What are your profession and line of work like?
What ethical principles are relevant to your field?
How do you promote your competences and strengthen your skills with respect to applying for jobs?
How do you enhance continuous learning?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

01.01.2023 - 31.07.2023

Credits

10 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

10 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Responsible person

Marjaana Roponen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You improve your professional skills and complement your studies.
You apply theoretical knowledge in practice and develop your capability of working independently.
You identify the areas in your competence which require development.
You learn the conventions of the working world and understand how organizations and work communities function.

Content

You find a training place suitable for your career path.
You carry out assignments related to the field of business (for example customer service, sales work or office tasks) during the training period.
You report on the training according to instructions.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

First year business studies, partly or completed.

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Pia Jääskeläinen
  • liiketalous LYM1
Responsible person

Pia Jääskeläinen

Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

You use professional RDI terminology consistently.
You can apply different RDI means and methods.
You can plan and implement a project related to producing wellbeing services.
You understand and can assess different financial instruments related to RDI.
You can describe, present and assess the project outcomes.
You can act in a result-oriented way as a project member and project coordinator.
You can produce project publications.

Content

What is RDI work like and how is RDI work implemented in practice?
What are the essential methods and tools related to RDI?
How is a RDI project plan created for a project related to producing wellbeing services?
What financial instruments are available for different types of projects (national, international, Russia projects)?
What are immaterial rights and how can an innovation be protected?
How can a project related to producing wellbeing services be implemented and how is it followed up?
How are RDI outcomes reported, presented and assessed?
How are RDI publications produced?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Pia Jääskeläinen
  • Elina Halonen
  • Paula Ronkainen
Student groups
  • WMMI21SP
    Wellbeing management, full-time studies

Objective

Common learning outcomes (as implemented in degree programmes) 2 ECTS credits:

You know the general stages in a research and development process.
You are able to search for information in the key information environments of your own field.
You are able to read, critically evaluate and utilize the literature and research publications of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the principles of research ethics and reliability.
You are able to compose a literature review based on the materials published in your field of study and your own bachelor’s thesis following the principles of scientific communication.

Degree programme specific learning outcomes for research and development methods, 3 ECTS credits

You are familiar with the current research subjects and development needs of your own field.
You are familiar with and able to apply the key development approaches and/or research methods and ethical principles of your own field.
You are able to report on a research or development process following the principles of professional and scientific communication.

Content

Content of common learning outcomes, 2 ECTS credits:

What are the phases into which a research and development process can be divided?
How do you find, read and critically evaluate the research data of your own field?
How do you write a literature review that utilizes reliable research data and is linked to your own field and bachelor’s thesis following the principles of ethical scientific communication?

Degree programme specific content, 3 ECTS credits

What are the key research subjects and development needs in your own field?
What are the development approaches and/or research methods in your own field and how do you apply them in practice based on the development needs of your own field?
How do you report a research or development process following the principles of ethical professional and scientific communication in your own field?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

06.04.2022 - 22.04.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 50

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Tommi Salmela
  • Marja-Liisa Neuvonen-Rauhala
Student groups
  • TUSA20SP
    Business Management, safety and security, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to choose an appropriate method for data retrieval and justify your choice. You are able to gather and analyze data by using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods. You are able to evaluate the reliability of a study. You are able to draw up a research report.

Content

How does a research process proceed? How to analyze quantitative and qualitative data? How to conduct practice-based research? How to evaluate the reliability of a study? How to write a research report?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Qualifications

Research and development skills (5 ECTS credits), or equivalent knowledge

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Hugh Clack
Responsible person

Hugh Clack

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You are able to use suitable ICT applications individually and in teams. You are able to compose documents, presentation graphics and spreadsheets. You are able to work in compliance with information security regulations.

Content

What ICT applications are commonly used during studies and at work? How to produce documents, presentations and spreadsheets with IT applications? What is information security and how to comply with it during studies and at work?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

16.09.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 200

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Markus Hamunen
Responsible person

Markus Hamunen

Student groups
  • VV2022-2023
    Optional studies 2022-2023
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the significance of interaction as part of your professional expertise and you can act appropriately in various communication situations.
You are familiar with Xamk's instructions for written assignments.
You are able to search reliable information and use it ethically.
You can express your views justifying them based on facts and use standard Finnish appropriate in each context.
You know how to write texts that meet the standards for layout, content and style required in your studies and in your own field, and use appropriate tools and forums.
You improve your interactive communication skills and manage fluently in different cooperation situations, such as meetings and negotiations.
You develop your presentation skills for professional purposes and acquire skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Content

What interaction skills are required in your own studies and in workplaces in your field?
How do you justify your views using standard Finnish?
How do you search reliable information from different sources and use it ethically?
Which written skills (genres, styles, tools) should you master both in your studies and in work assignments in your own professional field?
How do you utilize language regulations and tools in your studies and workplace communication?
Which skills do you need in presentations, meetings and negotiations?
How do you assess your own communication skills and ease your stage fright?
How do you give constructive feedback?
How do you utilize the feedback you received?

Evaluation scale

1-5

Enrolment

22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

0 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Tiina Rissanen
Responsible person

Tiina Rissanen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You can assess the role and potential of entrepreneurship in society.
You can demonstrate your familiarity with and explain the opportunities for entrepreneurship offered by digital society.
You can describe what the operations and processes of enterprises involve.
You can compare the forms of business ownership in different situations.
You can demonstrate your familiarity with the main stakeholder groups of enterprises.

Content

What is the role of businesses and entrepreneurship in society?
What opportunities does digital society offer for entrepreneurship?
What characteristics and knowledge is expected from an entrepreneur?
How does an enterprise operate and what are the operational processes of enterprises?
What aspects must be considered when deciding the form of businesses?
What are the key interest groups and the main stakeholder groups?
How is a business plan created?

Materials

Materials will be announced in Learn. All the materials are available online.

Exam schedules

The course contains both individual assignments as well as group work assignments. The schedule of the assignments will be announced in Learn.

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Both individual assignments and group assignments are evaluated.

The basis for evaluation is:

Students can
- use professional vocabulary systematically
- look for information in the key information sources of the field
- identify interrelated tasks
- use the key models, methods and techniques of the professional field
- work as team members in a goal-oriented way

Assessment criteria equals to grade 3.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 07.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • Finnish
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Heli Manninen
Responsible person

Heli Manninen

Student groups
  • HJMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, fulltime studies

Objective

You understand the basic concepts of data and big data, artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT.
You understand the significance of security, privacy and ethics in data processing.

Content

What are the basic concepts of data and big data, artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT?
What is the importance of security, privacy and ethics in data processing?

Materials

Will be presented in learning environment.

Teaching methods

Online studies during course implementation. Previous higher education studies may replace the course and can be discussed at the beginning of the course implementation.

Employer connections

-

Student workload

135 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
-use professional vocabulary systematically
-look for information in the key information sources of the field
-identify interrelated tasks

Assessment criteria equals to grade 3.

Enrolment

07.11.2022 - 18.11.2022

Timing

09.01.2023 - 07.05.2023

Credits

5 op

Virtual proportion (cr)

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning

Teaching languages
  • English
Seats

20 - 40

Degree programmes
  • Degree Programme in Wellbeing Management
Teachers
  • Heli Manninen
Responsible person

Heli Manninen

Student groups
  • WMMI22SP
    Wellbeing Management, full-time studies

Objective

You understand the basic concepts of data and big data, artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT.
You understand the significance of security, privacy and ethics in data processing.

Content

What are the basic concepts of data and big data, artificial intelligence, robotics and IoT?
What is the importance of security, privacy and ethics in data processing?

Materials

Will be presented in learning environment.

Teaching methods

Online studies during course implementation. Previous higher education studies may replace the course and can be discussed at the beginning of the course implementation.

Employer connections

-

Student workload

135 h

Evaluation scale

1-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Students can
-use professional vocabulary systematically
-look for information in the key information sources of the field
-identify interrelated tasks

Assessment criteria equals to grade 3.