Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Had an accident? Want some'compo'? Real law in the real world - that's tort. Why is there a duty to care for your 'neighbour'? Why are insurers so important in tort law? How do the courts approach difficult problems such as compensating for psychiatric injury? This module will tackle some of these real and difficult questions and introduce you to possibly the most important area of private law within the English legal system today.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10023/lists
To provide an introduction to the civil wrongs through study of the principles underlying the Tort of Negligence. The module will provide students with a comprehensive overview of a challenging area of private law.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate familiarity with the basic principles of Tort of Negligence: 1,Demonstrate a critical perspective on key areas of Negligence. : 1,Demonstrate problem solving technique and an ability to apply legal principles and case law to problem-based scenarios.: 1,Demonstrate an ability to analyse, discuss and critically evaluate key cases and legal principles.: 1,
Lectures: 10 x 2 hoursSeminars: 8 hours (including formative)Seminar preparation: 47 hoursExam preparation and directed reading 75 hours. Total = 150 hours
1: Exam weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Two hour examStudents must answer a problem question and one essay question. There is a choice of three essay questions.