Course Title: Tort Law

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Tort Law

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LAW2541

City Campus

Undergraduate

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Paul Ryan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5466

Course Coordinator Email: paul.ryan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.05.018


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LAW2538 Introduction to Legal Method


Course Description

This course aims to provide you with detailed knowledge of tort law. You will explore and examine various civil wrongs (torts) that adversely affect the rights of individuals and use problem solving skills to determine the remedies available.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

 

CLO1: Explain the nature of a tort and outline how it differs from contract and criminal law.

 

CLO2: Identify the elements of negligence and possible defences to a negligence claim and apply these to a hypothetical fact situation.

 

CLO3: Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the torts of defamation, trespass and nuisance.

 

CLO4: Determine appropriate remedies and evaluate how damages are assessed.

 

CLO5: Demonstrate professional writing skills appropriate to the role of a paralegal.

 

Map each CLO against one or more PLOs

 

CLO1

CLO2

CLO3

CLO4

CLO5

CLO6

CLO7

CLO8

PLO1

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

PLO2

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

PLO3

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

PLO4

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

PLO5

 

x

 

x

x

 

 

 

PLO6

 

x

x

x

x

 

 

 

PLO7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLO8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note: Undergraduate Collective PLOs in the table below. Not all PLOs are achieved in a single course.

PLO1

Apply a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of legal principles and concepts in diverse legal service contexts.

PLO2

Independently apply legal theoretical and technical knowledge to provide specialist and professional advice as a paralegal to a range of audiences.

PLO3

Critically analyse and evaluate information to provide effective solutions and assistance to existing and potential legal service clients..

PLO4

Apply reasoned judgements to solve problems in a variety of legal practice contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives.

PLO5

Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action strategies for improvement.

PLO6

Communicate business legal information and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts.

PLO7

Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts

PLO8

Apply, and integrate professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts. **




Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities. It is structured as a Lecture/Workshop methodology that provides an overview of the core knowledge required, and a guide to further reading and application of that knowledge, including the use of relevant quantitative techniques and associated computer software to inform responsive, evidence-based decision-making. Workshop sessions provide an opportunity for the investigation of relevant business problems and practical applications, including lecturer-designed exercises and discussion questions.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Blackboard.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT Library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Case study / open-book assessment 20%

 

Assessment Task 2: Assignment 30%

 

Assessment Task 3: End of semester exam 50%

 

 

 

The assessment alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

 

Assessment

 

Course Learning Outcomes

CLO1

CLO2

CLO3

CLO4

CLO5

CL06

CLO7

CLO8

Task 1

x

 

x

x

x

 

 

 

Task 2

 

 

x

 

x

 

 

 

Task 3

 

x

 

x

x

 

 

 

Other