Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other 4 Hours. Case studies of knowledge and information management practices in the private and public sectors, used to highlight the role of knowledge management in practice.
Seminars / Tutorials 1 Hours.
Lecture 6 Hours. 6 lectures x 1 hour


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment report  2,500 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • identify the principal issues of knowledge management in organizations;
  • discuss the advantages and disadvantages of effective knowledge management within organizations;
  • interpret and analyse complex organizational information and knowledge management problems;
  • collaborate and interact with others in the development and application of knowledge management strategies;
  • distinguish between the perceptions and roles of different actors in the knowledge management process

Brief description

Knowledge management is a developing professional and academic specialism relating closely to the disciplines of information management and human resource management, from which it draws some of its foundations as well as introducing concepts and techniques of its own. The module would be directly relevant to the career needs and aspirations of students on the information and library management courses and would be highly topical for students on courses in the broader management environment.
Knowledge management is concerned with the effective management of an organisation's intellectual capital. The module will examine the relationship between information and knowledge management and information strategy and knowledge management.


The aims of the module are to:

  • provide an overview of the role of knowledge management in the effective creation, organisation and utilization of organisational intellectual capital;
  • introduce the core concepts, theories and models of knowledge management;
  • analyse the principal tools and models and applications of knowledge management;
  • examine the application of knowledge management in a variety of organizational contexts in the public and private sector


This module is at CQFW Level 7