Core Module Information
Module title: Evidence

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

Module code: LAW09122
Module leader: Peter Mullin
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

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

Description of module content:

Introduction to the Law of Evidence. This will include:- overview of terminology and contemporary issues in field of Evidence- examination of relevance - consideration of burden(s) of proof and presumptions- evaluating the standard of proof- critical examination of the sufficiency and admissibility of evidence- analysing the miscellaneous evidential areas of civil evidence, witnesses and appeals.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically evaluate the Law of Evidence throughout the range of courts operating within the Scottish legal system.

LO2: Apply knowledge creatively to complex situations in order to provide arguable solutions to problems.

LO3: Construct and present relevant argument in written and oral form.

LO4: Undertake independent research in areas of evidence not previously studied.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Mullin
Module Organiser:

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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1~2~3~4 Week 8 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1~2~3~4 Exam Period HOURS= 2
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

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