Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2013


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  • 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)


LAW7281 and LAW7282.

Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.