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PRL 139 - Torts and Personal Injury

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will cover the basic personal injury and property damage law, known as torts. Topics include intentional torts, negligence, strict liability and medical and legal malpractice law. 
Prerequisite: PRL 102 , PRL 103 , PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Evaluate Tort Law Fundamentals
    1. Distinguish Sources of Torts and Personal Injury Law
    2. Identify Three Categories of Torts
    3. Explain the Primary Differences
  2. Examine Elements and Defenses of Intentional Torts
    1. Describe Assault and Battery
    2. Define Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
    3. Compare Trespass Intentional Torts and Conversion
    4. Discuss Other Intentional Torts
  3. Analyze Elements of Negligence
    1. Describe Duty of Standard of Care
    2. Discuss Proximate Cause
    3. Compare Breach of Duty
    4. Define Damages
  4. Distinguish Defenses to Negligence
    1. Describe Comparative Fault
    2. Define Contributory Negligence
    3. Discuss Intervening Cause
    4. Compare Assumption of Risk
  5. Calculate Damages
    1. Estimate Future Costs
    2. Summarize Expenses Incurred
  6. Contrast Strict Liability and Products Liability
    1. Discuss Elements Required for Strict Liability and Products Liability
    2. Distinguish between Theories Used in Products Liability Cause of Action
  7. Evaluate Malpractice Claims
    1. Discuss Legal and Medical Malpractice
    2. Analyze Medical Records
    3. Organize Discovery, including Depositions and Interrogatories
  8. Contrast Limits to Federal and State Tort Immunity
    1. Define Governmental Immunity
    2. Identify Sources of Limitations



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