Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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The course introduces students to the basic principles of tort law within a social and economic context. Students are given the opportunity to make critical assessment of the law of tort and the way in which it works in practice. It examines the European dimension through an examination of relevant directives, regulations and case law of the European Court of Justice.
Who is this course for?
The course is open to all and assumes no prior knowledge.
Learning and Teaching
Topics covered include: the nature of tortuous liability; parties to an action in tort; defences to an action in tort; introduction to the law of negligence; duty of care.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The assessment for this course is:
One written assignment, one class test
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Cooke, J. Law of Tort, Financial Times/Pitman, 4th edition, 1999
- Mullis, A. and Oliphant, K. Torts Palgrave, 3rd edition, 2003
- Jones, M.A. Textbook on Torts Oxford University Press, 9th edition, 2005
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.