Human Resource Management Principles

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Resource Management Principles

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Human Resources

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite:1001EHR OR 1081EHR OR 1011IRL OR 1081IRL(Employment Relations) or an equivalent course.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course has a Prerequisite requirement which means you MUST successfully complete the listed course or requirement/s BEFORE enrolling in this course. If you have enrolled in the course without meeting this requirement you MUST WITHDRAW immediately or contact the Program Director if you believe you have extenuating circumstances. It is our experience that students who have not completed the prerequisite course struggle to complete the course and often Fail as a result. It is also your responsibility to have any Transfer Credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrolling. The primary emphasis of this course is the management of human resources in organisations. A central theme throughout this course is the contribution of Human Resource Management (HRM) to the efficiency and productivity of organisations. The course delivery will balance theoretical developments in HRM with practical and strategic considerations of the management of diverse people in the work place and its surrounding environment.
    Course Introduction
    Course Delivery: This course is offered in mixed mode format. It can be studied face to face or through online enrolment. Lectures and tutorials will be held at Nathan, Gold Coast and Logan campuses for face to face students. Students studying onlinewill be able to engage through interactive online activities such as collaborate sessions and discussion boards. Online students are welcome to attend the lectures for the face to face courses.
    Introduction: This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key elements of Human Resource Management concepts, theories and practices. Students will be given the opportunity to develop key skills in understanding how HR is understood and practiced within 21st century organisations.
    Course Aims
    The primary emphasis of this course is the management of human resources in organisations. A central theme throughout this course is the contribution of Human Resource Management (HRM) to the efficiency and productivity of organisations. The course delivery will balance theoretical developments in HRM with practical and strategic considerations of the management of diverse people in the work place and its surrounding environment.
    The course complements first year management and communication courses. It further develops the conceptual, communication and critical analysis skills acquired in these courses. The HRM Principles course is essential for those students wishing to undertake study in the Human Resource Management field.
    The course will also give emphasis to the ethical implications of HRM activities and HRM's essential contribution to an organisation's sustainability, through its focus on socially responsible HRM policies and practices.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Develop useful procedures for researching HRM issues within organisations
    2 Critically analyse the research literature concerning HRM
    3 Use effective written communication skills
    4 Understand HRM's essential role in ensuring ethical and socially responsible policies and practices
    5 Identify & describe appropriate recruitment and selection, performance management and managing diversity and other HRM techniques
    6 Clearly explain the respective roles & strategic links between HRM, industrial relations and occupational health and safety in the current business environment

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    4 quizzes held in tutorials 1,2,3 & 4

    20%/20

    Assignment - Written Assignment
    Individual Essay

    40%/40

    Exam - constructed response
    Final Exam

    40%/40

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.