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LA2020 - Torts B - Negligence

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

A study of general principles of negligence, including duty of care, standard of care, breach of duty, causation and defences, as well as special topics in negligence, such as nervous shock, economic loss, omissions, employers duties, non-delegable duties and personal injury damages.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop students understanding of fundamental underlying principles at work in the law of torts, as well as the dynamics of the case law and statutory system.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully.
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA1003 and LA1012

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore
Lecturer: Mr Luke Neal.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Two-hour lecture each week.
  • 12 hours tutorials - One-hour tutorial each week commencing in week 2 of the Study Period.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); on-course assessment (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Mandy Shircore.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Two-hour lecture each week.
  • 12 hours tutorials - One-hour tutorial each week commencing in week 2 of the Study Period.
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); on course assessment (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.