LAW5603 Advanced Torts A (FOBUS)


Semester 1 (ONC)Toowoomba (ONC)Springfld (EXT)Toowoomba


Units 1.0 (Law) Band 3


Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW5501


Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to USQConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.


Synopsis

The law of civil wrongs, known as torts, sets the standards of behaviour between members of society. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theoretical basis on which the law of tort in general has developed and, in particular, the tort of negligence. Students will gain an understanding of the circumstances in which an action for the tort of negligence may lie, the elements of the cause of action, the remedies available and possible defences to the action. Students will critically consider contentious current tort issues.