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2013/14 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS2890 Organisation and the Human Resource

20 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Dr Gail Clarkson

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2013/14


LUBS1850Organisational Behaviour

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS2150People in Organisations

This module is not approved as an Elective


On completion of this module students will be able to:
- understand the ways in which theory and research may contribute to the effective management of people in the workplace;
- critically evaluate theoretical and empirical contributions to the relevant literature; understand and assimilate information given in research journal articles;
- and apply group working, presentation, communication and written skills.


This module advances understanding of organisational behaviour in three ways:
(1) It explores how the organisation of work impacts upon key individual and organisational outcomes.
(2) It considers how effective human resource management is essential to organisational functioning.
(3) It explores the wider environment of organisations and considers the implications of changes in work and employment.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours168.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

For each 20 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 200 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Students will be able to reflect on their progress through feedback from the presentation and through the workshop sessions.
- Students may also voluntarily write one or two essays (1,500-2,000 words) during the course of the module. These will be marked and returned with written comments.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
AssignmentPoster Presentation30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Resit will be 100% examination

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Resit of this module will be by 100% examination

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/03/2014


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