Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Human Resource Management

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM08101
Module leader: Andrew Bratton
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management


Description of module content:

The module examines the definitions and development of the HRM function and provides and overview of the range of areas in which it can make a contribution to the management of an organisation. It highlights the way in which these have been adapted or developed to meet the changing needs of organisations in recent years. The module has three main areas of focus; the first surrounds exploring the HRM function in organisations whilst looking at the different stakeholder perceptions and how the function affects them. Secondly it examines how a HR department can manage employee resourcing and all that is involved within this with the focus being on employee recruitment and selection processes and the practical application of these practices; finally the module evaluates employee training and development strategies by considering the many different options that are available to organisations and exploring the process through which they make these decisions in practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the concept of human resource management (HRM) and identify the major trends affecting the HR profession.
LO2: Examine the role played by HR specialists and line managers in people management strategies in a range of organisations.
LO3: Understand the main models and methods adopted in employee resourcing with particular focus on recruitment and selection and assess the impact of these processes on organisational success.
LO4: Understand the systematic process of training and development and identify the extent to which this influences the performance of individuals within the organisation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Andrew Bratton
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Online Guided independent study 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1 - 2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM08101 - Introduction to Human Resource Management