|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||40 Hours Total|
|Seminars / Tutorials||16 Hours. 4 x 2 hour seminars each semester.|
|Other||Self test questions on Blackboard|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay of 1,000 words||20%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resit failed element(s)||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Be able to explain the legal principles relating to tortious liability.
2. Be able to analyse factual scenarios relating to tort law and apply the principles of law to those scenarios.
3. Show evidence of having completed legal research in order to engage with legal debates and social and other responses to issues of tort law from local, national and international perspectives and to recognise the impact of political, media and popular opinion on the law.
4. Show evidence of an ability to analyse a diverse range of legal materials and scholarly legal works and to integrate them to form new perspectives, theories or solutions to legal problems.
5. Show evidence of being able to assimilate information and to organise information in a way that indicates an awareness of the arguments in favour and against a proposition, and to be able to use those arguments in order to reason a conclusion and to justify how that conclusion was arrived at.
6. Be able to communicate results (orally and in writing) concisely and effectively at an academic level in English and/or Welsh using the relevant legal terminology correctly.
7. Be able to apply knowledge to the resolution of theoretical and practical problems.
The law of tort has a profound effect upon society, for good and ill.
The study of tort law will fairly and impartially examine this growing and controversial area of litigation including: clinical negligence, employers' liability and defamation within the content of the course.
- What is tortious liability?
- Trespass to the person (and relevant defences)
- Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher (as well as other aspects of strict liability, eg Animals)
- Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duties
- General defences in Tort
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Preparation for, and discussion, in seminars.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.|
|Information Technology||Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in the legal profession.|
|Problem solving||Preparation for and discussion of problem-solving questions in seminars.|
|Research skills||Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Legal research: use of specifically designed legal databases as a resource for statute and case law.|
|Team work||Seminar work: preparation and group discussions.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6