Module title: Behavioural Studies

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM07101
Module leader: Michael Sanderson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Sanderson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module considers practical issues with recourse to academic theory to give an appreciation of the skill of problem-solving for practising managers. Diversity is considered in terms of the impact of employment law and perceptual error.

1.Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs;

Students attend a weekly 2-hour lecture and weekly 1 hour tutorial. The module outline is detailed so students can follow the module structure easily. The tutorials are vital in that student support is offered for the completion of both courseworks. All slides are on Moodle.

2. Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

A practical stance is taken in that a problem-solving approach is taken to investigating and gaining evidence in relation to behavioural problems at work. Tutorials re-inforce some of the key issues via case studies and exercises.

3. Assessment

Two assignments are to be completed; and students must answer questions on all the specific topics taught. Both assignments are worth 50% of the total mark. There is no exam. Assignments are submitted in week 8 and week 13.

4. Research/teaching linkages

Current issues are discussed, such as recent attitude change initiative campaigns in a tutorial setting.

5. Supporting equality/diversity

These issues are a main focus of the course, which considers discrimination and minority groups. The module leader sits on the Equal Opportunities Committee at Napier, and is a Disability Contact.

6. Internationalisation

The notion of how people may differ and how this may affect an individual's behaviour (e.g.cultural aspects) is discussed in the module.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,5 8 , WORDS= 1500
Essay 50 2,3,4,5 13 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Sanderson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module considers practical issues with recourse to academic theory to give an appreciation of the skill of problem-solving for practising managers. Diversity is considered in terms of the impact of employment law and perceptual error.

1.Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs;

Students attend a weekly 2-hour lecture and weekly 1 hour tutorial. The module outline is detailed so students can follow the module structure easily. The tutorials are vital in that student support is offered for the completion of both courseworks. All slides are on Moodle.

2. Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills

A practical stance is taken in that a problem-solving approach is taken to investigating and gaining evidence in relation to behavioural problems at work. Tutorials re-inforce some of the key issues via case studies and exercises.

3. Assessment

Two assignments are to be completed; and students must answer questions on all the specific topics taught. Both assignments are worth 50% of the total mark. There is no exam. Assignments are submitted in week 8 and week 13.

4. Research/teaching linkages

Current issues are discussed, such as recent attitude change initiative campaigns in a tutorial setting.

5. Supporting equality/diversity

These issues are a main focus of the course, which considers discrimination and minority groups. The module leader sits on the Equal Opportunities Committee at Napier, and is a Disability Contact.

6. Internationalisation

The notion of how people may differ and how this may affect an individual's behaviour (e.g.cultural aspects) is discussed in the module.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 11
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,5 8 , WORDS= 1500
Essay 50 2,3,4,5 13 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100