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Unit of Study LAW00121 - Intellectual Property (2016)

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Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 evaluate and apply legal principles relevant to the protection of intellectual property as they pertain to copyright, patents, trademarks including domain names, designs and common law actions such as confidential information and passing off.
2 demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.
3 analyse the contemporary significance, distinct nature and function of intellectual property in the digital age.
4 critically evaluate the interface and potential linkage between intellectual property and (a) the principles and concepts of protection of the cultural environment; and (b) public policy.
5 research, identify and explore hypotheses for accommodating the economic, social and political dimensions of intellectual property protection, such as the scope of digital copyright and the ethical dilemmas posed by the patenting of transgenic inventions.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. evaluate and apply legal principles relevant to the protection of intellectual property as they pertain to copyright, patents, trademarks including domain names, designs and common law actions such as confidential information and passing off.
    • GA1:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.
    • GA1:
  3. analyse the contemporary significance, distinct nature and function of intellectual property in the digital age.
    • GA1:
  4. critically evaluate the interface and potential linkage between intellectual property and (a) the principles and concepts of protection of the cultural environment; and (b) public policy.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. research, identify and explore hypotheses for accommodating the economic, social and political dimensions of intellectual property protection, such as the scope of digital copyright and the ethical dilemmas posed by the patenting of transgenic inventions.
    • GA1:
    • GA5:

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