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February 6, 2012

2012-03-14 Preparatory Course for Expert Witness in the Field of Industrial Undertakings (Course Code: FB88)

Date of Commencement : 14 March 2012

Application Deadline : 22 February 2012

Course Fee : HK$9,800

Venue : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University campuses

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. The CEF Course Code is 25Z03354-A. (Subject to approval, the course will be re-titled to Preparatory Course for Expert Witness and Contractual Liability”.)

Course Objectives:
This course aims at providing formal legal training on both practical and theoretical sides for those appearing before court to give the best-possible expert witness on one hand; and to understand the contractual and statutory liability imposed on them relating to compensation, environmental, safety and health legislation on the other.

Course Contents:
• Hong Kong Legal System
• Law of Tort
• Law of Contract
• Occupier's Liability
• Expert Witness
• Employees' Compensation Ordinance
• Related Environmental, Safety and Health Legislation
• Court Procedures

Meeting Time & Sessions:
• 3-hour lecture (13 sessions) & 3-hour workshop: Wednesdays (6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Course Coordinator & Speaker:
• Practising solicitor with LLB, LLM
• PhD in public health

Medium of Instruction:
English supplemented by Cantonese

Target Participants:
Priority will be given to Safety Officer, Safety Auditor, Environmental Protection Officer, Environmental Officer or those holding a position at supervisory and managerial level for contract management in the field of compensation, environmental protection, safety and health.

Certificates will be issued to students who have attended 70% or above of the classes and passed the assessment:
• A Certificate of Attainment issued by SPEED
• A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate issued by Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, the UK upon payment of an application fee

Local Recognition:
Students may apply to departments of the HKSAR Government and other professional institutions for respective CPD hours recognition.

Please make enquiries to SPEED at 3400 2828 (tel), 2363 0540 (fax) or speed@speed-polyu.edu.hk
School of Professional Education and Executive Development is operated by College of Professional and Continuing Education which is an affiliate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.