Course Title: Key Concepts in Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Key Concepts in Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4499

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

BUSM4588

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2016

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4588

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP4)

Course Coordinator: Dr Alan Montague

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5653

Course Coordinator Email: alan.montague@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.08.46

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

The aim of this course is to provide you with a conceptual foundation of the key issues in human resource management (HRM) from which you may progress to more specific areas of interest in the HRM field. Specifically, this course provides you with a solid theoretical, practical and holistic understanding of human resource management (HRM) strategies, processes and practices in contemporary organisations.
The course requires you to analyse HR problems in the workplace, and generate potential solutions, and also further develop research, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. discuss, outline and analyse the conceptual foundations of human resource management
  2. critically examine the strategic significance and purpose of HRM activities and roles within an organisation
  3. critically evaluate the effectiveness of different HRM models and frameworks
  4. identify and discuss the implications of emerging issues in HRM in the context of the role, ethics, staff well being, health and safety, and productivity


Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

Opportunities to discuss and apply theories, practices and issues with a wide range of innovative learning approaches feature prominently in this course. Further, you are required to analyse HR case studies and generate potential solutions while also developing your research, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills. Learning activities may include :

  • Case study analysis discussions
  • Scenario analyses using various resources
  • Facilitation and informal and possible formal (assessed) presentations by students
  • Debates
  • Writing, referencing and research skills including critical analysis and synthesis of academic material for assessment tasks


Overview of Learning Resources

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.
You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT Studies/Blackboard including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hard-copy resources. Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1 : 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Assessment Task 2 : 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Assessment Task 3 : 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through on practical exercises and by individual consultation.