Short Title:Legal Studies 1
Full Title:Legal Studies 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:LEGA H2001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Helena Doody
Module Description:This Module introduces the student to the Irish Legal System and the impact of the role of public administration on care services. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the sources of Irish Law and the current legislation applicable in the area of child protection. 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 or 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 Describe the sources of Irish Law
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of the Irish Constitution
LO3 Demonstrate an awareness of the role of public administration
LO4 Apply the principles of law relating to the protection of children
LO5 Apply the principles of law relating to adoption

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment The continuous assessment may take the form of an individual or group assessment. Examples of the form of an assessment include a timed assessment, a presentation, a report or a project and the assessment may be at a specific time, location or online. The foregoing examples are not an exhaustive list. The Learning Outcomes assessed may be any one or more of the Module Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Date may change from semester to semester. 1,2,3,4,5 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 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
  • Irish Constitution (Bunreacht na hEireann), latest edition Ed., Government Publications
  • Bracken, L. 2018, Child Law in Ireland, Clarus Press [ISBN: 1911611097]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Donson, F., O'Donovan, D., Law and Public Administration in Ireland, Latest Ed., Clarus Press [ISBN: 9781905536702]
  • Howlin, N., Costello, K. 2017, Law and the Family in Ireland, 1800–1950, 1st edition Ed., Palgrave [ISBN: 1137606355]
  • Shannon, G. 2016, Children and Family Relationships Law in Ireland, Latest Ed., Clarus Press [ISBN: 1905536747]
  • Byrne, McCutcheon, Bruton & Coffey 2014, The Irish Legal System, 6th Ed., Ed., Bloomsbury Professional Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • citizens information website
  • oco website
  • tusla website
  • courts website

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 2 Mandatory