Module Identifier DSM0910  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Ms Jaqueline A Spence  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Pre-Requisite DSM2520 , DSM2920  
Course delivery Other   This module is taught according to distance learning principles, using specially designed distance learning materials.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   Students will be given a tutorial at study school providing guidance on the module. Additional online support from the module coordinator is made available to students on a regular basis.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment A CASE STUDY REPORT (EQUIVALENT TO 5,000 WORDS)  100%

Learning outcomes

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

Brief description

The module will provide distance learning students, working within the records and information management field with the opportunity to develop and apply the theoretical skills learnt through previous modules to the practical context of their own organisation.


The module reviews principles, standards, and best practice in the records management field, including the International Standard ISO 15489 and the DIRKS methodology, and provides guidance on producing an assessment of workplace practice against these. Generic guidance will also be provided on the presentation of professional reports and associated documentation.

Module Skills

Problem_solving Analysis of organisational recordkeeping problems, in comparison with best practice, and recommendations for applicable solutions.  
Research skills Preparation for coursework will involve a review of best practice, involving information gathering techniques and summative skills.  
Communication The case study will involve the student in interviewing other members of their organisation to locate and assemble the necessary data.Presentation by written formal report.  
Improving own Learning and Performance Review of professional documentation should foster student awareness of available learning resources, and improve critical and evaluatory skills  
Information Technology Coursework requires the application of IT skills in its presentation.  
Personal Development and Career planning The module raises awareness of current issues surrounding the management of recorded information, and strategies for addressing these, which are critical skills in for modern information management professionals.  
Subject Specific Skills Professional skills in the theory and practice of the management of recorded information will be developed.  


This module is at CQFW Level 7