LAW41970 Advanced Tort Law 1

Academic Year 2022/2023

The module involves a detailed examination of the law of negligence. It will trace the historical evolution of negligence to its current format examining the forms of liability that arise in negligence from misstatements to pure economic loss to nervous shock and omissions. The standard of care and causation are also covered giving the complete picture of how liability is negligence is imposed. The purpose is to demonstrate how prolific this tort is in ts modern guise.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

To have an in depth knowledge of the legal principles applicable in each discrete area of negligence and the application of those principles to novel factual scenarios.

Indicative Module Content:

Historical evolution of negligence; the duty of care, liability for omissions, misstatements, post traumatic stress disorder, pure economic loss, public authorities, medical negligence, the standard of care, causation and remoteness of damage.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
24 Lectures and 4 Seminars on selected topics. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW10190 - Negligence and Related Matters, LAW40770 - Tort Law in the 21st Century

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 2 Hour written examination. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 5, 7, 9, 11 Mon 13:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 13:00 - 14:50