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Undergraduate Course: Human Resource Management: Current Issues and Controversies (BUST10105)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.webct.ed.ac.uk/ Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe aim of this course is to build upon students& existing knowledge of the subject. The course will begin by considering the different theoretical approaches to understanding human resource management. It will then consider some contemporary issues in dept, for example, diversity, compensation, training and learning, and flexible working. The overarching theme of the course will be the interplay between individualised and collectivised approaches to human resource management.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Managing Employment Relations (BUST08010) OR Organisation Studies (BUST08011)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5,7-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Lecture Theatre, Hugh Robson Building
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5,7-11 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. Lecture Theatre, Hugh Robson Building
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) describe and discuss key issues and controversies associated with current debates in human resource management;
(b) critically assess the objectives, rationales, uses and limitations of various managerial policies and practices in human resource management;
(c) identify the scale and nature of adoption of specific human resource policies:
(d) speculate upon longer term consequences of current trends.
Assessment Information
Degree Examination (70%)
Continuous assessment essay 3,000 words (30%)
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Continuous assessment essays x 2 of 3,000 words each(50% each)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsHRMCIC
Contacts
Course organiserDr Wendy Loretto
Tel: (0131 6)50 4102
Email: W.Loretto@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Paul Kydd
Tel: (0131 6)50 3824
Email: Paul.Kydd@ed.ac.uk
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