|Course code module||MREC0320-A|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Anne Van Regenmortel|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
* Basic knowledge of social law (labour law and social security law)
* Use, analysis and processing of legal source material (legislation, jurisprudence and legal doctrine)
* Sufficient knowledge of written French and English
Social security law (3BREC-A-15) and Labour Law (3BREC-A-14)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
After completion of the Advanced Course and Practicum on Social Protection of the Self-employed
* students have a thorough and updated knowledge of the basic regulation framing the social status of the self-employed and of a number of important topics in this field;
* students are able to discus and assess this matter critically on the basis of supervised self-study of the course;
* students are able to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge to concrete issues and to discuss and assess these autonomously and in a scientifically sound manner;
* students are able to discuss current legal problems and to take up a well-founded personal position.
3. Course content
This part of the course focuses on a thorough in-depth examination of the social protection of the self-employed.
The first step in this regard is a thorough analysis of the basic regulation framing the social status of the self-employed. The following 3 basic topics will be dealt with, namely:
I. Insurance duty with regard to the social status of the self-employed
II. Basic principles and bottlenecks regarding the regulation of contributions in the social security system for the self-employed
III. Benefit and allowance sectors of the self-employed with the emphasis on the main differences with the employees’ system
Next, on the basis of the acquired knowledge, current, important legal/technical and/or socially relevant items will be dealt with. In the academic year 2008-2009 the focus will be on (IV) “the social status of the artist”
All afore-mentioned topics will be theoretically supported by a course book to be provided prior to the sessions. Next, students are expected to present practical applications through concrete assignments/case studies.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Tutorials
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupCase studies - in groupSupervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsCase studiesParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
The course will be available electronically via BB and in writing.
Students are expected to possess an updated code of social security law.
7. Recommended reading - study material
At the start of the advanced course students will be informed as to whether or not additional study material is required.
For questions and further explanation students may contact tutor Kristof van Camp (email@example.com) who, where necessary, will contact the lecturer-in-charge, Professor Anne Van Regenmortel (Stadscampus, Venusstraat 23, Antwerp, room SV 180, tel: 03/275 53 38, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) or the assistant lecturer, Ms Valérie Vervliet (Stadscampus, Venusstraat 23, Antwerp, room SV 180, tel: 03/275 53 38, e-mail: valérie.email@example.com).
For administrative and technical support students can contact Joke Verschaeren (firstname.lastname@example.org).