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Dispute Resolution (MBL503)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 6
Description This unit will introduce students to dispute resolution methods, including negotiations, mediation and arbitration. It surveys the processes involved in the various methods and gives students some experience in resolving disputes. Students will participate in role plays, focusing on skill acquisition in dispute scenarios. This unit is undertaken as part of the human resource management postgraduate program, and can also be undertaken as part of law and other postgraduate programs.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
1) Describe and distinguish between various dispute resolution methods
2) Explain conflict management as an opportunity for empowerment, recognition and reconciliation
3) Explain basic models of mediation and the roles of mediators in those models
4) Apply a range of skills necessary for dispute resolution
5) Analyse issues in a particular dispute to determine its nature and cause
6) Evaluate knowledge, skills and aptitudes for participation in dispute resolution processes
Timetabled Learning Activities A 4 hour seminar each week is scheduled.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is through seminar participation, reading and role play practice. Under the supervision of the seminar leader, students participate in various dispute resolution methods. In this unit, students learn by doing as well as by reading and listening.
Assessment Participation, assignment and exam.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Negotiation (GradCertNeg) [New in 2019]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Ms Natalie van der Waarden
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Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6018
e: n.vanderwaarden@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.028 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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