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 availability
Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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.
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.