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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW4015: The Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the law of torts, including its responsibility bases, the kinds of damage for which it permits a remedy and those for which it does not offer a remedy. Consideration will be given to the aims of tort law and some assessment made of its efficacy in achieving those aims.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate knowledge of the law of torts and a range of major concepts, principles and values relevant to its application
2. Demonstrate the ability to identify and discuss the principal rules of tort and the reasons for their implementation
3. Demonstrate the ability to identify, explain and discuss key issues in intentional torts, negligence, nuisance, defamation and other selected torts and to apply relevant rules
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Demonstrate the ability to select and present in a coherent way, orally and in writing, relevant law and legal / theoretical arguments;
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply legal knowledge to a problem / case study and to discuss it;
6. Demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social and political implications.
Personal and Key Skills7. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with some guidance;
8. Demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts;
9. Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively within a team / learning group and to share information and ideas.
10. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.