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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Full year (extended) 2011 (DE-ONLINE)
Coordinator(s)Mr Randall Kune


  • Overview of the law relating to damages
  • Role of the expert in the assessment of damages.

Unit topics:
  • The nature of damages
  • Causation and remoteness
  • Mitigation of loss
  • Categories of damages - including Tort, Contract, Product liability, Trade Practices, equitable damages, criminal damages.
  • Measure of damages


At the successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. identify the basic rules of law relating to damages
  2. apply those rules of law to the assessment of damages.


The unit will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated.

There will be ongoing assessment including reflective activities, case studies, assignments and a final assessment task. Participation in the online discussion group will also be required.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Hampel


LAW7281 and LAW7282.

Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.