Module title: Human Rights

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW09117
Module leader: Ken Dale-Risk
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites


2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ken Dale-Risk
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LO 1-5

The learning and teaching methods to be employed will be:-
1. Lectures to explain the key concepts, legal issues and up to date developments within the substantive and constitutional framework of human rights law; and
2. Tutorials to discuss possible solutions to practical problems based on students' research and preparation;

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills

LO 4-5

The main employability, PDP and scholarship skills which will embedded are:-
a) Communication - written communication skills are assessed in coursework and examinations and tutorial/seminar presentations and tutorial contributions; and
b) Students undertaking research and reading for coursework and tutorial/seminar preparation will be required to use both library and online resources.
Students will be encouraged to improve these skills by the provision of feedback.

Assessment (formative and summative)

LO 1-5

Assessment for this module will comprise:-
1. One piece of written coursework of approximately 2,000 words (formative and summative assessment) to be submitted in week 7; and
2. One unseen examination in week 14/15 (summative assessment);


Research/ teaching linkages

LO 1-3

This will occur in preparation for coursework, the examination and tutorials, and in participation in tutorials. In this students will be encouraged and required to investigate research and information on Human law contained within relevant textbooks, journal articles and online resources.

Supporting equality and diversity

LO 1-5

1. Human rights law has an important role to play in recognising and protecting equality and diversity ;
2. Key module materials and information are available on WebCT so as to cater for different learning approaches and circumstances of individual students and to assist flexible learning;
3.
Internationalisation

1-3
The key source - the European Convention On Human Rights is an international document recognised

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 Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1, 5 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The nature of rights; the European Convention on Human Rights; the European Court of Human Rights; human rights and judicial review; the relationship between the individual and the state; specific human rights: the right to life, the right to a fair trial, the right to privacy, freedom of religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association; enforcement mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the nature of human rights and the different mechanisms for their protection.
LO2: Critically reflect on the relationship between the rights of the individual and the interests of the state.
LO3: Demonstrate knowledge of specific rights, such as the right to a fair trial and the right to privacy.
LO4: Present coherent and relevant argument in written form.
LO5: Develop problem-solving skills and apply relevant knowledge in proposing a solution.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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