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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to teach the risks
associated with practical work at Arcada, and how
to be competent in safety protocols and practical
emergency skills

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to study and perform
practical work in a responsible and safe
manner. It is compulsory to complete this
course before participating in laboratory
exercises in Arcada.

Course contents

Security and occupational health, Risks and
hazards, Mechanical safety, Chemical safety,
Electrical safety, Fire safety, First aid

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None. This course is meant for first-year students
and transfer students new at Arcada.

Additional information

Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, this course
is provided 100% online.

Recommended or required reading

Material provided in itslearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 20 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 15 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Online case study project, risk assessment and
Grading: pass/fail


  • Makkonen-Craig Stewart
  • Sjöberg David


Makkonen-Craig Stewart

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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