Core Module Information
Module title: Postgraduate Practice Report

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: HRM11770
Module leader: Sophie Morrell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

Postgraduate Diploma in HRM or HRD;
Level 7 CIPD Diploma (NQF)

Description of module content:

This module comprises the Top-up to MSc in Human Resources with SHRI Academy, Singapore. The content is based around research methods and completion of a Masters dissertation. The module covers topics such as: selection of an appropriate topic; literature searching and reviewing, quantitative and qualitative research methods; approaches to data analysis, and general skills associated with academic research and writing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO.1 Identify appropriate techniques to allow detailed investigation into relevant business and management issues within an organisational context;
LO.2 Identify outcomes relevant to professional management practice that will result from the evidence-based report addressing the identified strategic issue(s) in the organisation;
LO.3 Critically review and be able to use existing management theories and research/scholarship to identify innovative or revised approaches to business and management practice;
LO.4 Acquire and analyse data and information, to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information in the context of the organisational issue;
LO.5 Present actionable findings and recommendations which add value to the relevant stakeholders.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2021/2, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Kirsteen Grant
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los

This module will employ a wide variety of teaching and learning methodologies to support the specific objectives and learning outcomes negotiated between learner and the tutor.

The main teaching philosophy adopted throughout this module is a practice-based approach enabling students to:-
• Apply, adapt and integrate their learning to practice with benefits to their personal and professional development
• Adopt a more evidence-based approach to their professional practice which encourages them to challenge the assumptions, processes and mind-sets which drive their current actions
• Adapt their thinking and behaviour by developing a deeper understanding of what happens in practice and why this happens.
Relevant knowledge and skills are developed through a mix of student-led discussion groups, case studies, self-completion questionnaires and short lectures combined in the form of practical workshops. These are structured to develop in students an active approach to study and the capacity for independent learning and reflective practice. Working in groups, students will be given an opportunity to reflect early in the module, on the appropriateness of different research strategies and designs allowing for frequent formative assessment from tutors .

Students will be provided with a Student Study Guide to complement reference to research methods texts and will be formally assessed as follows:

a) Plan and design a practice-based project in the form of an individual project proposal (2000 words) (LO1 and LO2).
b) Completion of a practice-based scoping study (3,000 words) which will provide a detailed theoretical review of the literature underpinning the study and how this can be applied to the practice based investigation (LO 3).
c) Complete the post graduate practice report (12,000) showing an ability to design a research study, acquire and analyse data and apply this to an organisational

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)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Online Guided independent study 20
Other Work based learning 556
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,2 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 30 3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1-5 TR2 WK 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

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