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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HSM402 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online participation

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.