Time: 26.10.-31.12.2020, contact lessons Mon 26.10. 9-15, and Mon 23.11. 9-15
Place: Xamk, Mikkeli Campus
Extent: 5 ECTS
Number of study places: 5
Target group: All that are interested in this subject
Required previous skills: None.
Lecturer: Mrs Natalia Kushcheva

Credited at Xamk in degree: Bachelor of Tourism and service business
Enrolment by: 11 October 2020
Price:  EUR 60 or semester fee EUR 175

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students and path students enrol on Peppi system.

Learning outcomes:
You are able to
-look for information about tourism risks and safety issues
-recognize the risks in various tourism services, activities and products
-know and understand the duties and responsibilities of tourism enterprises, entrepreneurs and staff in safety and risk management
-perform a risk assessment -in your work follow the duties and responsibilities defined in legislation and guidelines concerning tourism risks
-communicate properly about risks and safety issues.

Contents and methods:
Where do you find information, models and guides about tourism risk and safety issues?
What kind of risks and safety issues are involved in tourism?
What are the duties and responsibilities of entrepreneurs and staff in tourism field?
How do you perform a risk assessment?
What kind of safety documents are required in hospitality businesses?
How do you work responsibly and according to safety norms?
What is good risk and safety communication?

This course examines the concept of Tourism risk management. We’ll review theoretical risk concepts and practical risk management applications while exploring applicable areas of statute, tort, and contract law.

Managers in hospitality and tourism bear the responsibility of operating legal, moral, and ethical businesses to reduce risk and liability. To be able to do this, prospective managers must familiarize themselves with relevant laws and processes. By the end of this course, students will develop the skills to apply risk management principles to maintain legal, safe, efficient and sustainable hospitality and tourism operations.

The contact lessons will be delivered in a seminar-style, and students will participate in deep discussion.

Study material:
This course contains online material, independent written assignments, online tests and final exam. If you need to get individual counselling, you could get it online, or by meeting the teacher, pointing out the reason and the date by sending a message to the teacher.

At the end of the course you will pass an online test exam. Instructions you could find in Learn.

Students can: b) evaluate information sources critically c) work as team members in working life expert duties and describe the problems of the professional field e) choose appropriate models, methods, software and techniques according to the purpose and justify these choices f) promote team's goal-oriented operation g) apply critically the ethical principles of the professional field in different situations.

Grading scale:

Transcript of records will be delivered by request

Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
You can cancel your enrolment free of charge 14 days before the course starts. If you have not cancelled by the due date, we will charge the full cost of the training. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.