2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS0060 Introduction to HRM
10 creditsClass Size: 36
Module manager: Meenakshi Sarkar
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module aims to provide students with foundation level knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of Human Resource Management (HRM) and an insight into some of the key issues in HRM, including recent innovations in thinking and practice, social diversity and the management of Human Resources in an international environment.
Upon completion of this module students will be able to recognise and describe:
- the role of HRM within different types of business organisation and the theories and assumptions on which HRM is founded
- the relationship between HRM practice and regulation of employment
- the value of diversity and how organisations manage diversity.
- recent important developments within HR practice, such as performance management and high performance work systems
- at foundation level how HRM differs from country to country depending on national characteristics
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
Coverage of the role of HRM within different types of business organisation, an introduction to theories of HRM, an overview of the relationship between HRM practice and regulation of employment, definitions of diversity and how organisations manage diversity, introduction to comparative HRM practice, and recent important developments within HR practice.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||82.50|
|Total Contact hours||17.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyThis could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackYour teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course MCQ||MCQs/Short Answers/Blogs||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Open Book exam||48 hr||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Students will have to complete an online assessment at the end of the module. This will take place during the examinations period and will be time bound. The assessment will not take 48 hours to complete, but the students will have a 48 hour time period in which to complete it.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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