Module title: Human Resource Management (Online)

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

Module code: HRM08408
Module leader: Laura Gerard
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Laura Gerard
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will help to engage you in the learning process, and the online materials will encourage you to reflect on your own experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.

To support your learning you will have access to;
• A weekly ‘virtual office hour’ – module leaders will be available for synchronous contact.
• Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
o A module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key points
o Eleven units of learning – an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units
o Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit
o Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
o Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate)
o Case studies and outline solutions
o Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader
o Self-assessment questions
o Reflective exercises
o End of unit progress tests
o Links to core module academic materials; book chapters/journal articles/case materials etc.
o Examples of assessments and outline solutions
o A database of frequently asked questions
You are encouraged to identify key skills areas and relate these to your own personal and professional development throughout the module.

Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Online directed study establishes a framework of knowledge which

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback will be provided throughout the module via feedback on the self-assessment questions and case studies – the outline solutions will be developed by the module leader, and appropriate online feedback will be available automatically and as soon as the assessment is completed. This will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding.

Reflective exercises within each unit will require you to apply theory to your own experience – your reflections will be captured in an online reflective portfolio which you will be able to review and print off.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is available through one formal individual report assignment. The assignment (100%) requires you to analyse, assess, develop and critically reflect on solutions surrounding different HRM strategies.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-4 2 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1 - 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module examines the definitions and development of the HRM function and provides an 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 focuses on introducing the HRM function, examining the HR functions of employee resourcing; employee recruitment and selection; and employee training and development strategies.

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.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HRM08408 - Human Resource Management (Online)