Name of Course



Law of Torts II

2 Course Code




3 Instructor


4 Rational for the Inclusion of the

Course in the Programme 



To equip the students with the knowledge on Law of Torts, which is a continuation of the Law of the Law of Torts 1


5 Semester and Year offered


Semester 4 (Year 2)
6 Student Learning Time


Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
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7 Credit Value


3 (125 / 40 = 3.125)
8 Pre-requisite (if any)


9 Learning outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:


1.     trace the differences of Tortious principles available. (LO2-P3)

2.     respond to each Tortious act according to its type, apply the principles correctly and be familiar to suggest certain defenses and remedies available (LO4-P3)

3.     demonstrate a deep understanding of the law of tort. (LO5A3)

10 Transferable skills


Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, and problem solving and other legal skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.


11 Teaching-Learning and

Assessment Strategy


Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.


Assessment strategy:

•          Formative

•          Summative


12 Synopsis


This course is the continuation of the law of Torts 1 learnt earlier. This course will equip the students with Tortuous principles related to defamation and its defenses, nuisance, strict liability rules, statutory duties, vicarious liabilities and last but not least, the remedies available. Students will be introduced to the different concepts applicable and will explore how these principles apply practically, with the help of decided cases.


13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.


14  Assessment Methods and Types








                                   Total                                      100%

No Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%
15 Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning



Refer to attachment


16 Content Outline and Topics covered: 
   Week                                                            Topic  















1 Defamation
2-3 Defences of Defamation
4-6 Nuisance
7-8 Strict Liability
9 Breach of Statutory Duties
10-11 Vicarious Liability
12 Remedies
13 Passing Off
14 Emerging Torts

*Note: Total SLT / Topic [110] + Preparation for/and examination [15] = 125 hours.


17 Main references


1.     Syed Ahmad Al Sagoff. (2004). The Law of Tort in Malaysia and the     Syariah. Kuala Lumpur: SAA


2.     Norchaya Talib. (2003). Law of Torts in Malaysia. 2nd ed. Kuala Lumpur: Sweet & Maxwell


3.     Rogers V.H.W. (1994). Winfield and Jolowicz on Torts. 16th ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell




1.     Civil Law Act 1956

2.     Government Proceedings Act 1976


Related cases


18 Additional



1.     Catherine Elliot & Frances Quinn.(2007).Tort Law. 6th.edition.Person Longman. England


2.     Vickneswaren Krishnan.(2002).Obligations:The Law of Tort. Old Bailey Press. Great Britain


3.     Wan Azlan Ahmad & Mohsin Hingun. (1998). Principles of Law of Tort in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal


4.     David Oughton. (1994) Law of Torts.Blackstone Press Limited.England