Module Title:Legal Studies 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: • Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. • Problem Solving Exercises – students will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various legal scenarios. • Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. • E-Learning – It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. • Self-Directed Independent Learning – the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The overall aim of this course is to equip the student with a background knowledge of the operation of the legal system and its application and relevance to the caring professions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand and evaluate the legal protections afforded to children and the family in social care scenarios.
LO2 Critically assess the laws relevant to various social care groups such as the elderly and those with a disability.
LO3 Access legislative sources to determine the provisions applicable to social care practice scenarios.
LO4 Understand the political process for developing new laws relevant to social care ensuring up to date knowledge of relevant legal reforms.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Aspects of Family Law
• The Family, Guardianship and Custody • Domestic Violence
Child Law
• Child Protection • Children and the Criminal Justice System
Legal Protections for Other Groups in Society
• Law and the Elderly • Disability and the Law
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Project/In class exam based on material covered in module. 3,4 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 Hour Written Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 7.33
Total Hours 111.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 0.75
Total Hours 0.75
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory
CW_HWASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 3 Mandatory