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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2021/2022

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N2K307
No such Code for pgprog: N5K107
No such Code for pgprog: N2K507
No such Code for pgprog: N1N107

Department: Management and Marketing

BUSI54515: Human Resource Management (ONLINE)

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N2K307
Tied to N5K107
Tied to N2K507
Tied to N1N107

Prerequisites

  • None.

Corequisites

  • None.

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None.

Aims

  • To introduce students to the key elements of human resource management.

Content

  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • Motivation
  • Organisational Change
  • Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Discipline
  • Employment Relations
  • Reward
  • Legal parameters

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • By the end of the module students should have a critical appreciation of the contribution of HRM to the business environment and the links between each of the key elements.
  • By the end of the module students should have a critical appreciation of the contribution of HRM to the business environment and the links between each of the key elements.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • By the end of the module students should be able to apply selected specialist tools for analysing the key elements of HRM.
  • By the end of the module students should be able to apply selected specialist tools for analysing the key elements of HRM.
Key Skills:
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.
  • Written communication; planning, organising and time management; problem solving and analysis; using initiative; computer literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • The module is delivered via online learning, divided up into study weeks with specially produced resources within each week. Resources vary according to the learning outcomes but normally include: video content, directed reading, reflection through activities, opportunities for self-assessment and peer-to-peer learning within a tutor-facilitated discussion board. Tutors provide feedback on formative work and facilitate discussion board communication as well as being available for individual consultation as necessary (usually by email and Skype). 
  • The summative assessment of the module is designed to test the acquisition and articulation of knowledge and critical understanding, and skills of application and interpretation within the business context.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Video content, directed reading, self-assessed assignments and guidance for further reading 150
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Take-away Assessment Component Weighting: 50%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Take-away assessment 2,000 words (max) 100% Same
Component: Individual Assignment Component Weighting: 50%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Individual written assignment 2,000 words (max) 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

A written assignment of 1,500 words, or its multimedia equivalent, which may involve some group work.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University