Introduction to Social Protection: A Systems Approach to Universal Social Protection
(in cooperation with AOK International Consulting)
(60 h investment time, 2 ECTS)
This course introduces the social protection and relates it to international conventions and their reflection in the national legislation. Concepts and means to protect the poor and vulnerable are developed. The course explains the origin and the history of social protection in Europe. It relates the social protection to poverty in Europe and the structure of societies. As the course originates in Germany the country with the oldest mandatory health insurance a special attention is paid to German health insurance, including also five other mandatory insurances existing in industrialised countries.
By the end of the course the participants should be able to:
The course is organized in two main modules:
Module 1: Principles of Social Protection
Module 2: Practice of Social Protection in industrialized countries – focus on Germany
Teaching and Assessment
The course is offered as a self E-learning course, providing a flexibility to the students to enter and complete the modules at their convenience. It uses a mixture of provision of content in lecture modus, case studies on a practical implication of the concepts, self-test questions, case studies. Two electronic platforms for organizational questions and technical questions give at any time the opportunity for direct contact to the main tutor of the course and technical experts, who are ready to answer questions and give additional input in case of need. The course is with 60 h students investment time, incl. modules completion, reading materials, discussions on the online platform, possible chats with tutors or experts.
Participants’ learning will be assessed on:
General Admission € 480
Registration All applications should be submitted online. The course is accessible at any time as soon as the registration is confirmed