Core Module Information
Module title: Obligations 2

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

Module code: LAW08119
Module leader: Gius Di Donato
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

Obligations 1 (LAW07110) or
Introduction to Law of Obligations at SCQF Level 7

Description of module content:

This module is designed to take you through the nature of Scots Law of Delict and Unjust Enrichment.

You will learn about fundamental principles of delictual liability such as culpa and title to sue. There will be a particular focus on the law of negligence including duty of care, breach of duty, causation and the defences applicable in actions based on negligence.

You will also learn about vicarious liability, liability for: third parties, economic loss, nervous shock, negligent statements, defective products, liability for animals and defamation, nuisance and remedies.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the fundamental nature of the Delictual Liability and Unjust Enrichment in an ethical and moral context.
LO2: Describe the concept of negligence including duty of care, breach of duty and causation.
LO3: Explain breach of statutory duty in relation to delictual actions
LO4: Describe delictual liabilities in respect of product liability, occupier’s liability, defamation, assault, breach of confidence and the law of nuisance.
LO5: Explain the defences (including extinction by prescription and limitation) and remedies applicable to delictual actions
LO6: Utilise legal problem-solving skills relevant to the legal profession.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, 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: Gius Di Donato
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to Los:
Lectures, supported by material on Moodle, will be used to provide a knowledge base in the relevant subject matter for you. This contact time allows primarily for information giving including the key concepts in the Law of Delict, relevant case law, statutory provisions and recent developments in key aspects of delictual liabilities. There will also be some opportunity for your questions and discussion. (LOs 1 to 5)
Tutorial time will require you to undertake prior reading and preparatory problem-solving analysis to facilitate group work, individual presentation work (formative assessment) and tutor led discussion in class contact time which is used to explore concepts in detail and clarify points. (LOs 1 to 6)

Assessment (formative and summative)
The written coursework assessments will comprise both short answer analysis of legal materials, legal problem solving exercises and an essay, They will be supported by preparatory oral presentation by you to be undertaken in tutorial classes. (formative and summative assessment LOs 1 to 6)
The final examination will be a summative assessment testing competent achievement of all the modular learning outcomes.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
You will undertake group work and develop their oral communication skills in tutorial classes. You will also be required to undertake research and reading for both coursework and tutorial preparation utilising both library and online resources.

Research/ teaching linkages.
This will occur in preparation for and participation in tutorials and the undertaking of coursework assignments. You will be encouraged to investigate and research case law, statutory provisions, textbooks and journal articles relevant to the Law of Delict. You will also be made aware of recent legal developments in the subject area as indicated from the module leader's own research activity.

Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 60 ALL 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1 - 6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Obligations 2 LAW08119