|Course code module||MREC0310|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Anne Van Regenmortel|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
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* General competencies
Social security law (3BREC-34) AND Labour law (3BREC-33)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
At the end of this course module:
students have a thorough and updated knowledge of the regulations framing the social protection of employees and a profound understanding of the legal-technical and/or socio-critical items dealt with;
students are able to discuss and assess the subject matter on the basis of the lectures and tutorials as well as through self-study on the basis of the course reader;
students can apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to concrete issues and assess these autonomously and in a scientifically sound manner;
students are able to discuss current legal problems in group and to take a well-founded personal stand.
3. Course content
This advanced course focuses on an in-depth study of the social protection of employees. The aim is a further elaboration of the students’ legal-technical knowledge as well as a sharpening of their socio-critical attitude. This will mainly be done on the basis of thematic files which will not only be dealt with from a theoretical point of view but will also be practice-based through a combination of lectures and tutorials. During the academic year 2009-2010 the following topics were dealt with: the concept of wages as a basis for the regulation of contributions; social assistance (debt mediation) and social criminal law.
Depending on the topic guest lecturers may be invited. Last year the Antwerp Public Centre for Social Welfare OCMW organized a guest lecture on debt mediation.
In between the aforementioned lectures excursions will be organized. These could include a visit to an important actor in the application and/or implementation of social security law (e.g. a visit to semi-governmental institutions such as the National Office for Social Security RSZ, the National Employment Office RVA, the National Insurance Institute for Sickness and Invalidity RIZIV) and/or a visit to the Antwerp Labour Tribunal.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupCase studies - in groupExcursion(s)
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsCase studiesParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Topical documentation packs are available at the textbook department.
Students are expected to be in the possession of an updated and specialized code of social security law.
7. Recommended reading - study material
At the start of the advanced course students will be informed as to whether additional study material is required.
For questions and further explanation students may approach the lecturer-in-charge before and after the sessions or, by email, her assistant Mieke Van Cotthem (Venusstraat 23, 2000 Antwerp, room S.V 180. Tel.: 03/2655338, email: firstname.lastname@example.org) who, if so required, will contact the lecturer.