HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services) (8)

This subject examines human resource management in health and aged service organisations. The principal functions examined include human resource planning, job analysis, job design, recruitment, selection and placement, induction, performance management, training and development, occupational health and safety and diversity management.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HSM402. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to postgraduate students in health related courses

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the context and nature of human resource management in health service organisations;
  • be able to analyse human resource management in relation to their own organisation and roles with refererence to contemporary theoretical frameworks;
  • be able to explain the relationship between human resource planning and the achievement of organisational objectives;
  • be able to discuss the role of human resource information systems in human resource management;
  • be able to identify and discuss ethical and legislative aspects of human resource management in relation to own practice;
  • be able to recognise the value of diversity management in the health care workplace;
  • be able to Integrate knowledge of the key human resource management functions of job analysis, job design, recruitment, selection and placement, induction, performance management, training and development and discuss the contribution of these relationships to the achievement of organisational aims;
  • be able to analyse and reflect on the gaps between what is reported in the human resource management literature and what occurs in the workplace and recommend and justify strategies for improvement.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Human resource planning
  • Human Resource Management Information Systems
  • Job analysis
  • Recruitment
  • Selection, placement and induction
  • Legislative and legal aspects/ Occupational Health and Safety
  • Performance management
  • Training and development
  • Career management
  • Managing diversity


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.