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Human Resources (PSY568)

School School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit deals with traditional issues in the management of human resources in organisational and service settings. Topics cover theoretical and practical problems of human resource management, including job analysis, recruitment and selection, performance management, performance appraisal, and human resource development. Treatment of these topics deals with both the organisation's welfare (which enables it to offer a stable environment to its work force) and the well-being of individual employees as this is affected by personnel practices.
Timetabled Learning Activities 3-hour weekly seminar classes during teaching weeks of S1.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit involves 3-hour weekly seminars supported by readings. Seminars include presentations by the coordinator/lecturer, discussions, activities, and student presentations.
Assessment In this unit there are three assessments:
1. 2 practical reports (2 X 2500 words plus appendices, 30% each)
2. Student seminar presentation (45-minutes, 30% coordinator/lecturer mark + 10% peer mark)
Prerequisites Enrolment in Pg or GradCertOHRS or Pg or GradDipConsultPsych or MAppPsych or MAppPsych/PhD or DPsych or, for other Masters students, permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Safety (GradCertHRS)
Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology (GradDipConsultPsych)
Master of Applied Psychology (Organisational Psychology) (MAppPsych)
Master of Applied Psychology + Doctor of Philosophy (MAppPsych)+(PhD)
Doctor of Psychology (Organisational Psychology) (DPsych)
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Guy Curtis
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2268
e: G.Curtis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.022 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Guy Curtis
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2268
e: G.Curtis@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.1.022 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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