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Module Title
Leading, Managing And Developing People
Reference BSM159 Version 3
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended February 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of various influences upon HRM and HRD practices and organisational issues in effectively managing, leading and developing people.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Review and critically evaluate major contemporary research and debates in the fields of human resource management (HRM) and human resource development (HRD).
2 Critically discuss and assess the aims, objectives and contribution of the HRM and HRD functions and evaluate how a professional and ethical approach to these can be promoted in organisations.
3 Debate and critically evaluate the characteristics of effective leadership and the methods used to develop leaders in organisations.
4 Analyse the contribution of the HR professional in the promotion of flexible working and effective change management in organisations.
5 Evaluate major theories relating to motivation, commitment and engagement at work and how these are put into practice by organisations.

Indicative Module Content
Organisational and job design; leadership; flexibility and change management; engagement, commitment, motivation and performance; stress management; power, politics and conflicts; professionalism and ethics.

Module Delivery
This module will be delivered using a variety of methods, focussing primarily on student centred learning. This will include lectures, workshops, tutorials and seminars, with a strong emphasis on student participation. Online students will achieve this through access to a range of interactive materials to facilitate learning, including online lectures, presentations and tutorials, plus synchronous and asynchronous activities, encompassing groupwork areas and discussion fora.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
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: Examination Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: A three hour examination based on a seen case study.

Explanatory Text
The minimum mark required to pass the module is 40%. Grade awarded for the module depends on the overall percentage achieved in the examination, as noted below.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60 - 69%
C 50 - 59%
D 40 - 49%
E 35 - 39% Fail
F 34% or less Fail
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF level 11 entry qualifications or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 BUCHANAN, D.A. and HUCZYNSKI, A.A., 2017. Organisational behaviour. 9th ed. London: Pearson.
2 MULLINS L.J. and CHRISTY G., 2016. Management and organisational behaviour. 11th ed. London: Pearson Education.
3 TORRINGTON D., HALL L. and TAYLOR S., 2014. Human Resource Management. 9th ed. London: Pearson.
4 PRICE, A., 2011. Human Resource Management. 4th ed. Andover: Cengage. ebook
5 MARCHINGTON, M. and WILKINSON, A., 2016. Human resource management at work. 6th ed. CIPD Kogan Page.

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