HSM288 Human Resources Management in Health Service Organisations (8)

This subject examines the general functions, roles and skills of managers, and the particular responsibility of line/operational managers for human resource management. It examines the role of line managers in personnel practices such as recruitment, selection, induction, performance appraisal, and staff development and suggests that human resource planning is an integrating mechanism in this process. It aims to make students aware of how human resource management specialists can assist line managers in activities associated with personnel management.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • appreciate the contribution of human resource management to the operation of health service organisations;
  • identify and discuss a range of factors which shape the structure and function of human resource management within health service organisations, distinguishing the roles of line managers and human resource specialists;
  • understand the principal management techniques involved in planning, controlling and organising and apply them broadly to the operational management of all organisational resources;
  • distinguish between the functions, roles, attributes and skills associated with management and leadership in organisations;
  • explain how human resource planning can act as an integrating mechanism for the principal personnel functions and as a means to facilitate adoption of a strategic human resource management perspective.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- introduction to human resource management - the nature of human resource management and human resources planning; - acquiring human resources - staffing the organisation; - developing human resources - performance appraisal and staff training and development; - integrating human resource practices - the contribution of human resource specialists to effective human resource management and planning within health service organisations; - the functions of management (planning, organising and controlling) in relation to human resource management in the context of the mission and goals of health service organisations.


Current Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.