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Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources (MBS535)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit is about managing, measuring and developing human performance at work. It addresses these issues by looking at the relationship between employee learning and development in the context of performance management. The unit thus has a strategic focus - it is about organisational systems, and the integration of the performance management and learning and development functions. Its focus is on the practical application of theory in the workplace, and it is designed to suit both HR practitioners and line managers.
Unit Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of evaluating, managing and developing human resources
2. Apply knowledge of evaluating, managing and developing human resources in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
3. Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills
4. Evaluate employee performance and development issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
5. Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7. Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices.


Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Seminars (TNE):6 sessions at 3.5 hours per session X 1 revision session at 3 hours.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn. Assessment comprises the three assessments: 1. Written HR Advice
30% 2. Group Training Program and Manual 30% 3. Exam 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS625 Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2016: MBS525; 2014: MBS625
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
MBS535
Dr Tara Smith
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6062
e: Tara.Smith@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.007 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
MBS535

KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-Internal
Ms Carole Brady
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
MBS535

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Tara Smith
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6062
e: Tara.Smith@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.007 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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