Module title: Contemporary HRM

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

Module code: HRM11501
Module leader: Rowan Steele
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

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

2017/8, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: N/A
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: MS FIONA OLDHAM
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 engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and your learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support 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 learning 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 - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The analysis of appropriate HR approaches to meet the needs of an organisation is a key managerial competence which will enable the individual to contribute to determination of policy. Skills in library and i

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)
Online Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 10 ALL ALL HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 ALL 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2017/8, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: N/A
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: MS FIONA OLDHAM
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 engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and your learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support 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 learning 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 - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The analysis of appropriate HR approaches to meet the needs of an organisation is a key managerial competence which will enable the individual to contribute to determination of policy. Skills in library and i

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)
Online Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 10 ALL 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 ALL 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: MS FIONA OLDHAM
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 engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and your learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support 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 learning 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 - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The analysis of appropriate HR approaches to meet the needs of an organisation is a key managerial competence which will enable the individual to contribute to determination of policy. Skills in library and i

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)
Online Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 10 ALL ALL HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 ALL 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: MS FIONA OLDHAM
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 engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and your learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.
To support 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 learning 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 - & outline solutions.
o A database of Frequently Asked Questions.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
The analysis of appropriate HR approaches to meet the needs of an organisation is a key managerial competence which will enable the individual to contribute to determination of policy. Skills in library and i

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)
Online Practical classes and workshops 4
Independent Learning Guided independent study 196
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 10 ALL ALL HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 ALL 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 ALL 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module starts with a brief introduction to developing theory and current models of HRM, providing a framework for more detailed consideration of key operational areas: resourcing, development, performance management & reward, and the management of the employment relationship to minimise conflict and encourage employee engagement. Current issues such as work life balance, the management of diversity and International HRM are given particular focus

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evaluate the contribution of HRM activities to organisational effectiveness and the impact of the changing context of work on HRM.
LO2: Demonstrate an understanding of the key HR activities and the way in which these integrate to achieve organisational objectives and a critical insight into the current developments impacting on these.
LO3: Identify HR strategies, policies & practice appropriate to the needs of different organisations.

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