Explores the enforcement of private rights created by civil law. Students analyse the fundamental principles of the law of torts and develop the vocational skills required by paralegals to work in this area of the law.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the elements of a negligence action and a limited number of other torts||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain the role of tort law and how it has been impacted by legislative change||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||determine how damages are assessed||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||describe the processes by which claims for compensation are pursued||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||apply to factual situations the principles of liability to pay compensation||Cultural competence|
|6||demonstrate legal writing skills appropriate to the role of a paralegal||Communication and social skills|
- Davies, M & Malkin, I, 2012, Torts, 6th edn, Lexis Nexis Butterworths. ISBN: 9780409327854.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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