Module Title:Consumer Protection Law 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures - communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student. Problem Solving Exercises - student 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-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to give students a thorough understanding of Irish Consumer Protection Law as it applies to goods and services and to assist the student to develop the analytical skills required to apply their legal knowledge to various scenarios.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Critically evaluate the laws relating to sale of goods and services and product liability and understand the impact of digital/online selling, and data protection/privacy concerns of consumers in e-commerce as this sector evolves
LO2 Demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of the laws dealing with consumer protection as it relates to goods and services, and demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge gained to formulate solutions to case studies involving consumer protection issues.
LO3 Critically evaluate the impact of Consumer Protection legislation on various consumer scenarios and analyse and explain how Consumer Protection law has evolved through EU and Irish initiatives
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sale of Goods/ Services
Historical Background • Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Regulation, domestic and EU, as it relates to traditional sales and online distance selling- definition of sale of goods contracts; formal requirements; implied terms in sale of goods contracts and exclusion; passing of property; performance of the contract; rights of unpaid seller against the goods; remedies for consumer, repair/replace/refund • terms implied into a supply of services contract and exclusion
Consumer Information and rights of withdrawal
Consumer Protection Act 2007, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Act 2014 • rights of online consumers- European Union (Consumer Information, Cancellation and Other Rights) Regulations 2013
Liability for Defective Products
• Liability for Defective Products Act 1991
Unfair Terms
• European Communities (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts) Regulations, 1995: contracts within the ambit of the regulations; terms which are unfair and exempt terms; effect of finding of unfairness.
Data Protection Rights
• Data Protection Law – concept of and rationale for data protection, GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, ePrivacy Regs 2011, Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 , obligations of data controllers, rights of data subjects, role of Data Protection Commissioner
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Written assessment involving problem scenario(s) relating to module content 1,2,3 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 7 Elective
CW_HHLAW_B OLD Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 5 Elective