Postgraduate

NBS8288 : The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module has been designed to prepare students for a professional career in HR in diverse organisational settings. It is primarily concerned with key HR skills, students’ personal and professional development and the development of foundational transferable skills. As such, it underpins, integrates and consolidates students’ learning on MSc Global Human Resource Management.

Specifically, the module gives students an appreciation of the collection, analysis and interpretation of information as a basis for decision-making and problem-solving. It also aims to develop the interpersonal and cross-cultural skills required by global HR professionals and seeks to foster applied learning and continuing professional development.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus includes pertinent skills required for global HR students and practitioners, in relation to:

1. Information and communication
2. Team working and interpersonal
3. Key human resource management
4. Career management and development

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Assessment preparation.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00Asynchronous learning activities.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Synchronous small group activities.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery41:004:00Pre and post assessment drop in surgeries.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study175:0075:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk41:004:00Pre and post assessment module talks.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Module Introduction.
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module employs a mix of learning activities to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the key issues, offer them opportunities for peer discussion and debate, and opportunities to apply their learning through the completion of practical tasks.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Reflective log1M502,000-word individual reflective skills assignment.
Report2M502,000-word individual reflective skills assessment and professional development plan.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MA series of problem solving activities.
Reflective log1MA series of reflective activities.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment has been designed to ensure that students have a good knowledge and understanding of the module content, to establish that students can work both independently and as part of a team, and to ensure that students can effectively reflect on own practice to develop their global HR professional skills.

Semester 1 assessment assesses MLOs: Knowledge Learning Outcomes 1 & 2; Skills Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 7 & 8.

Semester 2 assessment assesses MLOs: Knowledge Learning Outcomes 3 & 4; Skills Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.

Reading Lists

Timetable