Full Title:Fundamentals and Principles of Law
Module Code:BUSS B7018
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify the sources of Irish law.
  2. Describe the significance of Ireland's membership of the EU and the impact of EU law in Ireland.
  3. Explain the principles of contract law and how these principles relate to employment.
  4. Explain the principles of the law of negligence.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to the Irish Legal System
Distinction between civil and criminal law in Ireland. Operation of the court system in Ireland. Sources of law in Ireland. Relevance of EU law in Ireland.
Contract Law
Essential elements of a valid contract. Terms of the contract. Forms of contract. Discharge of contract.
Definition of tort. Principles of Negligence in Ireland.
Employment law
Overview of legislation and caselaw in employment.
Consumer Law
Overview of consumer protection law in Ireland.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test n/a 1,2,3 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures based on module content 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial Use of casestudies 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Background reading by student 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Enhancement of lecture content. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Aine Keenan 2012, Essentials of Irish Business Law, 6th Ed., Gill and Macmillan Ireland [ISBN: 978-0-7171-5261-2]
  • Ruth Davenport 2012, Fundamentals of Irish Law, 2nd Ed., Gill and Macmillan Ireland
  • Dorothy O'Donovan 2010, The Irish Legal System, 1st Ed., Roundhall Ireland
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBSTY_7 Bachelor of Business in Business and Technology 4 Mandatory
DK_BBSIS_C Higher Certificate in Business in Business and Technology 4 Mandatory