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LAW00214 - Mediation and Dispute Resolution (2018)

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2018 unit offering information will be available in September 2017.

Unit aim

Examines the theory and applications of conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution. Students will be required to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the major theories and approaches to mediation, conflict, negotiation, resolution and reconciliation.

Unit content

This unit requires compulsory workshop attendance at Beachside campus (Gold Coast). 
Topic 1 Dispute resolution 
Topic 2 Negotiation 
Topic 3 Factors which affect the negotiation process 
Topic 4 Mediation models 
Topic 5 Basic mediation skills 
Topic 6 Introduction to mediation theory and practice 
Topic 7 The intake procedure 
Topic 8 Qualities of an effective mediator

Learning outcomes

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 outline the major approaches to conflict resolution;
2 determine which method of dispute resolution is appropriate to selected types of conflict situations;
3 recognise and apply a number of strategies for overcoming negotiation barriers;
4 demonstrate the basic skills of a mediator;
5 demonstrate the ethical and legal requirements of a mediator.

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

  1. outline the major approaches to conflict resolution;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. determine which method of dispute resolution is appropriate to selected types of conflict situations;
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. recognise and apply a number of strategies for overcoming negotiation barriers;
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate the basic skills of a mediator;
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate the ethical and legal requirements of a mediator.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 8 hours (1 day)
Assessment
Essay 40%
Exam: open book 60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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