Checking date: 17/12/2021

Course: 2021/2022

Social Security Law I
Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (Plan: 401 - Estudio: 207)


Department assigned to the subject: Social and Private International Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The student has studied Labour Law
CB 2:Apply the knowledge acquired in the matter of Social Security to their professional activity and possess the competences that are demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and resolution of problems in this area of ¿¿study CB 4:Achieve the ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a public specialized or not in the field of social security CB 5: Acquire the learning skills necessary to be able to develop further studies with a high degree of autonomy CG 4: Know the rules of application and management of Social Security from the perspective of the company CG 5: Understand and analyze problems related to the subject of Social Security within the framework of the employment relationship CT 1: Being able to work in multidisciplinary teams as well as to organize and plan work, making decisions and interpreting data for the issuance of judgments in the matter of Social Security CT 2: Ability to present and write properly documented topics composing legal discourse adjusted to the grammatical norms and terms of the subject of study CE 4,5,7 Y 8
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Unit 1. Protection against risk Social risks: Methods of protection and their evolution. Social Security as a paradigmatic example of welfare state activity. Unit 2. Configuration of the Social Security System. Social Security in Spain: regulatory background. The constitutional configuration of Social Security. Regulatory sources of Social Security. Unit 3.- Structure and composition of the Social Security System. Two levels of proteccion: contributory and non-contributory Unit 4.- The subjective scope of the Social Security System. The universality principle as a main principle for determination of subjects Unit 5.- The legal relationship with the Social Security: Framing acts. Registration and Membership. Joining and Leaving Unit 6.- The managment and financing model Management Entities and Common Services. Management Collaboration of mutual insurance companies for work accidents and occupational diseases. Participation in management. Unit 7.- The financing of the Social Security System. The financial resources of the system. Social Security contributions as a main resource Unit 8.- The general rules concerning the protective action of the Spanish Social Security System. The notions of contingency, causing event and benefit. Unit 9.-The amount of the benefits. The guarantee of benefits:
Learning activities and methodology
- LECTURES: Topics are presented by the teacher in class - ACTIVITIES: There will be different activities in class (workshops, test, cases, etc)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • BLASCO LAHOZ, J.F. (et alii). . Curso de Seguridad Social. . Tirant lo Blach. última ed.
  • GONZALEZ ORTEGA, S Y BARCELÓN COBEDO, S. Introducción al Derecho de la Seguridad Social. Tirant Lo Blanch. 2021
  • MERCADER UGUINA, J.R. (Dir.) . Esquemas de Derecho de la Seguridad Social. . Tirant lo Blanch. última ed.
  • VIDA SORIA, J.. Manual de Seguridad Social. Tecnos. última ed.

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