This module is an option module for the MSc / PG Dip in Leadership Management and Change in Health and Social Care.
The aim of this module is:
- To provide students with the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of human resource management (HRM) theory and practice
- To provide students with the opportunity to explore and analyse different approaches and techniques to human resource management
The learning outcomes for the module are to enable the student to:
- Critically analyse different theories and approaches to human resource management
- Critically analyse and evaluate different HRM techniques
- Critically evaluate HRM theories and tools to effectively manage human resources
- Analyse and apply different HRM developments and practices in the health and social care sectors
- Develop skills in the analysis of Human Resource issues and the formulation of appropriate HRM responses
The University welcomes applications from all potential students regardless of their previous academic experience; offers are made following detailed consideration of each individual application. Most important in the decision to offer a place is our assessment of a candidate's potential to benefit from their studies and of their ability to succeed on this particular programme, and your application will be based on a combination of your formal academic qualifications and other relevant experience.
The University of Bradford has always welcomed applications from disabled students, and these will be considered on the same academic grounds as are applied to all applicants. If you have some form of disability you may wish to contact the programme leader before you apply.
Applications are welcome from candidates with non-standard qualifications. Those who lack academic qualifications but who have significant relevant experience will be considered. Please talk to us if you do not fit the standard pattern of entry qualifications.
What you will study
The syllabus for the module includes:
- An introduction to the different theories and models of Human Resource Management
- HRM in health and social care
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Human Resource Planning and factors affecting this; workforce issues (eg planning the future dementia workforce), recruitment, selection
and retention policies and procedures
- Human resource management and labour market analysis, the concepts of flexibility, alternative ways of working; skills mix and skill substitution
- Managing equality and diversity
- Learning and development
- Strategic aspects of performance, performance management and reward; performance review, performance development plans, managing absence and attendance, managing difficult performance
- Developing and sustain employee engagement
- Emerging issues in HRM; work-life balance, the future of work; sustainable HR management practices
Learning and assessment
A 4000 word applied written assignment which allows a student to critically analyse a chosen aspect of HRM.
Fees, finance and scholarships
Fees are dependent upon the number of credits required.
- 10 credits £528
- 20 credits £1,055
- 30 credits £1,584
- Dissertation Module (if applicable) £2,285
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
The module sits within programmes designed to meet the needs of existing (middle or senior) or aspiring managers in health or social care organisations, social enterprises and the voluntary or independent sector who wish to develop strategic management skills.