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Module Title
HRM And OD: Theory And Practice
Reference BS4327 Version 2
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved August 2016 SCQF Points 15
Amended June 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide students with a practical knowledge of the interaction between Organisational Development (OD) and Human Resource Management (HR) in organisations.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Understand theories and models of OD and apply them in a practical context.
2 Identify and assess appropriate methods of organisational development and evaluate the implications these have for the management of change in organisations.
3 Explain the role of the HR functions in relation to OD practice.
4 Evaluate the roles of organisational design and leadership in the facilitation of OD.

Indicative Module Content
The nature and scope of OD; Five core theoretical bases of OD; The OD cycle; The OD practitioner; HR in relation to OD;organisational design; culture change; managing transformational change; developing effective leadership; OD methods and practice

Module Delivery

Taught Mode (T) The module is delivered in Taught Mode by workshops, seminars, interactive group work, case study tutorials and directed self-study.

Blended Learning Mode (BL) The module is delivered in Blended Learning mode by self-directed learning from paper-based or web-based learning materials, supported by seminars and workshops or online support.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 12
Non-Contact Hours 114 138
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 40% Outcomes Assessed: 1
Description: Poster presentation
Component 2
Type: Coursework Weighting: 60% Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3, 4
Description: Case study which requires a written report

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by two components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component.
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate.
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate.
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 CHEUNG-JUDGE, M. and HOLBECHE, L., 2015. Organisation development: a practitioner's guide for OD and HR. 2nd ed. London: Kogan Page.
2 ARMSTRONG, M. and TAYLOR, S., 2017. Armstrong's handbook of human resource management practice. 14th ed. London: Kogan Page.

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