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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015C: The Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include all or most of the following topics in the following order, although precise content and order may vary.

Introduction to Tort

Trespass to Person

Introduction to Negligence

Duty of Care

Psychiatric Harm

Public Bodies

Omissions

Financial Loss

Breach

Causation of Damage

Remoteness of Damage

Defences

Trespass to Land

Private Nuisance

Rylands v Fletcher

Public Nuisance

Defamation

Malicious Prosecution

Malicious Falsehood

Privacy

Vicarious Liability

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
66234

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2222 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hour teacher-led seminars
Guided Independent Study88Individual reading and lecture preparation.
Guided Independent Study88Seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative essay preparation
Guided Independent Study48Summative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

ELE –  http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and electronic resources:

www.bailii.org