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Module Title
People Management & Organisational Development
Reference BSM154 Version 3
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved September 2014 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide learners with the skills to conduct and critically analyse organisational development, including its consequences on human resources management.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Critically appraise drivers and barriers to organisational development.
2 Critically evaluate the theories and models applicable to organisational development, and more generally to change management, and apply them to a practical context.
3 Critically analyse strategies to adopt to involve stakeholders in an organisational development process.
4 Critically assess the impact organisational development has on the management of human resources.

Indicative Module Content
The module investigates the forces driving organisational development. Core approaches and tools will be reviewed as well as the need for various categories of stakeholders to be involved and led through the evolution of an organisation. The links between organisational development and supporting human resources practices will be critically assessed. Throughout the module, the relevant theoretical principles and models of change management, HRM and organisational behaviour will be considered and applied in a practical management context using case studies and real life examples.

Module Delivery
Taught Mode (T) This module is delivered through a series of interactive teaching sessions with an emphasis on group activities. Case studies will be used all along the module. Distance Learning Mode (DL) This module is delivered by self directed learning from web-based learning materials, facilitated by group activities, case studies and on-line support. Blended Learning Mode. For some programmes, this module may also be delivered by blended learning (face to face workshops supported by distance learning).

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 46 40
Non-Contact Hours 104 110
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: This module is assessed by portfolio coursework including reflection on contribution to module activities and learning

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component C1 - Coursework 100% weighting. Module pass mark 40% = Grade D
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60%-69%
C 50%-59%
D 40%-49%
E 35%-39%
F 0%-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 Links to an electronic version of the essential readings will be provided on each topic. Different textbooks, amongst the following list, will be used depending on the topics.
2 BURNES, B., 2014. Managing change. 6th ed. Harlow: FT Prentice−Hall.
3 HAYES, J. 2014. The theory and practice of change management. 4th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
4 MULLINS, L., 2013. Management and organisational behaviour. 10th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education. ebook

 

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