Checking date: 05/07/2023

Course: 2023/2024

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
GENERAL SKILLS G1 - Know how to develop personal criteria in the selection and application of knowledge. CG2 - Know the necessary skills to search for information in different sources and supports. CG4 - Know the skills of organization, analysis and synthesis. CG5 - Know how to express themselves orally and in writing on specific subjects. CG6 - Have collective discussion skills. CG7 - Develop a social, economic and environmental sensitivity. CG8 - Acquire a civic, ethical and deontological commitment. CG10 - Become aware of the importance of recognizing and defending fundamental rights. CG11 - Acquire a personal and collective commitment to respect and protect the principles of equality between men and women and equal opportunities and universal accessibility for people with disabilities. BASIC SKILLS CB2- That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and have the competences that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within your area of ¿¿study CB3 - That students have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (normally within their area of ¿¿study) to issue judgments that include a reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature CB5 - That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy TRANSVERSAL SKILLS CT1 - Being able to work in multidisciplinary and/or international teams as well as organizing and planning work making the right decisions based on available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to issue judgments and critical thinking within the study area. CT2 - Be able to present and correctly write a topic or compose a speech following a logical order, providing the accurate information and in accordance with established grammatical and lexical rules. CT4 - Acquire basic humanistic knowledge that allows completing the transversal training profile of the student SPECIFIC COMPETENCES CE1 - Know the techniques of oratory and legal argumentation. CE4 - Develop critical thinking skills. CE5 - Solve complex legal problems CE9 - Develop skills related to the management of legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal). CE10 - Know how to write legal documents and reports. CE13 - Develop legal knowledge adapted to the fields of business and commercial relations.
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.
  • GONZÁLEZ ORTEGA, S Y BARCELÓN COBEDO, S. Introducción al Derecho de la Seguridad Social. Tirant Lo Blanch. 2023
  • 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.

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.