Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student understands what mental and physical well-being at work means. The student is familiar with the most important points of the labor protection law. The student understands the importance of human resources for success.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 05.12.2022 - 09.12.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anna Heiskanen, Raija Talvio

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The student familirizes with factors affecting well-being at work and gets to know practices that enhance well-being. The student familiarizes with the basics of the occupational Safety and Health law.

  • applies in this implementation

    • The aim of the Wellbeing at Work course is to get to know the basics of the labor protection law and to acquire an understanding of what mental and physical wellbeing at work means. The student will get tools for maintaining wellbeing in the workplace as a leader or a member of a team. Also, best practices for freelancers in creative professions will be discussed.

      The course programme includes three lectures, a group assignment based on reading materials and a day of groupwork presentations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, litterature, exercises, active participation.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    25h contact sessions, 29h reading and exersises.


Study Material
  • applies in this implementation

    The materials on the course MyCourses page:

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    5 Gender Equality

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    10 Reduced Inequality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
Details on the schedule
  • applies in this implementation



    Monday Dec. 5th 

    -       individual work: reading the course materials


    Tuesday Dec. 6th          

    -       Independence Day


    Wednesday Dec. 7th   

    F102, Väre

    9.30 – 10.00 Introduction, groups & the assignment

    10.00 – 12.00 Lecture

    -       Workplace safety in film and television production by specialist Päivi Rauramo, The Centre for Occupational Safety

     13.00 – 15.00 Lecture

    - Equality, diversity & inclusion officer Ida Salin, Aalto University


    Thursday Dec. 8th

    F102, Väre

    9.30 – 11.30 Lecture 

    -       Wellbeing for creatives – the art of self-care by psychologist Essi Grén

    Afternoon:  Groupwork


    Friday Dec 9th

    F102, Väre

    10.00 – 16.00 Groupwork presentations & Discussion