Module Title: Legal Studies 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 3 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?Case Studies – 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 Distinguish laws applicable applicable to social care sectors. D.1 P.1,3,12,13,16. D.5 P.1.
LO2 Select and interpret legal rules and principles, using digital literacy skills, to convey knowledge to work place colleagues. D.1 P. 1,3, 6,12,13,16. D.2 P.6,7,9. D.5 P.1,3,17.
LO3 Appraise the system for developing new laws ensuring the ability to digitally access new and emerging legislation. D.1. P.1,2,3,6,7,12,13,16,17, D.2 P.6,7,9. D.4. P.3,5. D.5 P.1,3,17.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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

9445 LAWS H2415 Legal Studies 1
9447 LAWS H3417 Legal Studies 2
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
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 D.1 P.1,12,13.
Child Law
• Child Protection - Children in Care; Children in Special Care • Children and the Criminal Justice System - Youth Diversion Programme; Children's Court D.1 P.1,12,13.
Other Legal Protections
• Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) • Data Protection - Freedom of Information D.1 P.1,3,12,13,16.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Placement Presentation with Reflection - this will evidence students ability to appraise legal sources, both paper and digital, relevant to a topic addressed in the module and their ability to apply digital literacy skills to produce a clear and accurate presentation for their work placement colleagues. It will also evidence their ability to critically reflect on their performance. D.1 P.1,2,3,6, 7, 12,13,16 D.2 P.6,7,9. D.4 P.3,5. D.5 P.1,3,17. 1,2,3 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 - will evidence the knowledge required and it's relevance to professional practice through essay and problem type questions. D.1 P.1,3,12,13,16, 17. D.2 P.6. D.5 P.1,17. 1,3 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 5 Mandatory
CW_HHSST_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies 3 Mandatory
CW_HHPSC_D Bachelor of Arts in Professional Social Care Practice 5 Mandatory