Core Module Information
Module title: People and Organisational Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11115
Module leader: Lesley McLean
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management

There are no prerequisites for this module.

Description of module content:

Framed within the wider context of strategic HRM, this module includes critical examination of the impact of people management practices on organisational and individual behaviour. The module begins with an exploration of the managerial and business environments within with HR professionals work and evaluates how HR
strategy is shaped by and developed in response to internal and external environmental
factors. The focus then narrows to examine the changing role of the HR function, its
influence on achieving competitive advantage, and the broader context in which it operates. Further to this, you will explore the application of key contemporary people practices relating to fields of Organisational behaviour (motivation, engagement, employee wellbeing etc...) and Organisational Development, and their impact on both individuals and teams. The module is also concerned with your development as a learner, of a business orientation, a concern with adding value through HR practice, and a range of
skills pivotal to successful people management practice and effective leadership. This
includes critical reflection, problem solving and decision-making skills; enhanced IT
proficiency; a range of team working and interpersonal skills and others associated with
developing personal effectiveness and credibility at work.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically evaluate key models of strategic HRM and its contribution to wider
organisational strategy development.
Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to formulate and justify strategies for effectively managing people (individually and in teams) in organisations.
LO2: Explore the changing nature of HRM (HR Transformation/E-enabled HR practice) and
the evolving role of People Professionals, evaluating their influence on organisational
Critically evaluate the changing role and influence of HR professionals and the HR function.
LO3: Critically evaluate major contemporary research and debates in the related fields of Organisational Development (OD) and Organisational Behaviour (OB), and understand their role in the development and implementation of effective, ethical people practices (individually and in teams).
LO4: Develop and demonstrate essential skills in problem solving, ethical decision making, influencing, and working with others.

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: Lesley McLean
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 38
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 60 1, 2,4 7 HOURS= 00.15, WORDS= 0
Essay 40 1, 2, 3, 4 13 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
People and Organisational Development