Module title: Human Resource Development

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM09902
Module leader: Ciarán McFadden
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management


2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ciarán McFadden
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
At the beginning of the trimester the Edinburgh Napier staff member will deliver a series of lectures.
Thereafter students will be supported by a Local Tutor who will deliver a series of tutorials which have
been developed by the module leader - where appropriate the Local Tutor provides the local
context/examples etc. Students are supported by flexible learning materials which have been developed
by the Edinburgh Napier teaching team. They receive a Student Study Guide which outlines the module
aims, outcomes, lecture content, details tutorial exercises and provides assessment guidance, and are
directed to a recommended core textbook. They will also receive a copy of the Lecture PPT slides on Moodle. Edinburgh Napier Distance Learning Library services is also available to students
to access relevant electronic resources to support their learning. Local Tutors are also provided with a
Guide which sets out their role and instructions for tutorials and assessment guidance. Embedding of
employability/PDP/scholarship skills: Students will develop their problem-solving, group working, and
time management skills. They will practice the skills involved in self-analysis and critical reflection. They
will be required to carry out independent research for their tutorials and assignments. The academic
writing workshop will develop their researching, analytical and referencing skills.

Formative Assessment:
Students will have time in tutorials to discuss progress on their individual assignment, prior to formal submission. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their exam and essay in two scheduled Web-exs with the module leader.

Summative Assessment:
Students will have an individual essay midway through the trimester, and an exam at the end of the trimester, each worth 50% of the overall module mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online On-demand Webinar 2
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 172
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1&2 7 , WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3-5 14/15 HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

HRD as a growing field of research and practice. Theories and models of strategic HRD. Effective learning strategies. Key stages of the Systematic Training Cycle. Theoretical underpinnings of e-learning and their implications for HRD practice. Impact of HRD on activities relating to Organisational Learning, Knowledge Management, Management Development and Career Development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Examine the concept of HRD as an emerging field of research and practice;
LO2: Critically appraise various theoretical models of Strategic HRD and apply them in appropriate ways;
LO3: Critically analyse the key activities of the Systematic Training Cycle;
LO4: Discuss the theories of e-learning and consider their implications for HRD practice;
LO5: Evaluate the impact of HRD on other organisational activities such as Organisational Learning, Knowledge Management, Management Development and Career Development.

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