Module title: Law of the Workplace

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW08109
Module leader: Zhongdong Niu
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zhongdong Niu
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods

LO 1-5

Lectures to explain the key concepts, legal issues and up to date developments in the area of employment law. Tutorials and seminars to discuss possible solutions to practical problems based on students' research and preparation. Weekly tutorials and seminars will be based on group discussion and debate.

Assessment

LO 1-5

The essay seeks to test students' knowledge of the law of the workplace, their ability to retrieve information, to solve problems and to communicate clearly in the written form. Formative feedback will be provided to students in class discussions. The supervised assessment seeks to test students' ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant law and to apply relevant law to particular problems in relation to employment.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills

LO 4-5

Two key employability skills are embedded and assessed: a) Communication - written communication skills are assessed in group discussions and coursework. b) Problem solving skills are assessed in the coursework and examination.

Research /Teaching Linkage

In participation in tutorials and seminars students will be encouraged and expected to use research skills using legislation, case law, textbooks, jounal articles and online recources.

Supporting equality and diversity

Key materials are on WebCT to enable a diverse student group equal access to the materials

Internationalisation

EU law is an important source of employment law and will be referred to extensively.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1-5 10 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Employment institutions; human rights and employment law; contract of employment; status of workers; contract terms; employment rights; discrimination law; employment policy and practice; dismissal and redundancy; industrial relations and collective employment law

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe workplace relationships and the law applicable to contracts of employment
LO2: Analyse the law relating to discrimination in respect of sex, race and disability
LO3: Evaluate the extent to which an organisation's current practice meets/exceeds legal requirements on equal opportunities
LO4: Identify and retrieve information from a variety of sources
LO5: Demonstrate competence in the construction and support of a legal argument, both orally and in written form

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
LAW08109 - Law of the Workplace