Short Title:Legal Studies 2
Full Title:Legal Studies 2
Module Code:LEGA H3001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Description:This module provides the student with a comprehensive understanding of the current legislation applicable to the work of their profession. It will equip the student with the skills necessary to apply the relevant legal principles in a social care environment and the ability to recognise when to seek professional legal advice. As law is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded of modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments in the law set out in this module. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply the principles of law relating to Negligence and the duty of care of professionals
LO2 Apply the law on Defamation and its impact on real life situations
LO3 Apply the principles of law relating to health and safety in the workplace
LO4 Critically evaluate equality legislation
LO5 Apply the principles of Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Protected Disclosures legislation.
LO6 Analyse the legal issues regarding informed consent.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment The continuous assessment will follow the format of a legal problem wherein the student will need to be able to identify the legal issues, cite the relevant regulations/legislation, apply the law to the case study, and draw appropriate legal conclusions. 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Faulkner, M. 2018, Essentials of Irish Labour Law, 3rd Ed., Clarus Press Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Tully, J. 2014, Tort Law in Ireland, 1st Ed., Clarus Press Dublin
  • Lambert, P. 2016, Data Protection Law in Ireland, 2nd Ed., Clarus Press Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Mental Health Commission website
  • // Data Protection website

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 5 Mandatory