LEGISLATION AND ORGANIZATION OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Advanced knowledge of laws about public utilities, national health service and social security.
The student in the master course should be aware of problems in practical implementation of legal institutes.
Good comprehension of legal problems and analysis of the outcomes in the practice of legal institutes.
Learning of problem solving skills and technical abilities in implementing legal institutes in social security work.
The student will be able to choose the correct solution to face the problems of laws implementation in social security.
The technical empowerment of the acquired skills will allow the student to explain juridical problems to stakeholders and to let them take the best choice about their interests.
The capability in using advanced skills in law implementation will be learned through discussions, practical examples and analysis of cases and materials.
Course contents summary
Analysis of laws and organization issues related to some of the most complex and important problems of the professional social worker. The student, in his professional experience, will deal with public utilities, national health service and social security.
So the course will explain legal problems and topics about:
- Local authority, central and regional prerogatives in social security laws and the national health care organization.
- Public service in the organization of social work.
- Public utility and public welfare service (organization, resources, contracts).
- Public welfare service planning and implementation in national and regional laws.
- Public administrations and private organizations of social solidarity (contracts and agreements, procurement contracts).
1) P. MICHIARA, “Le convenzioni fra pubblica amministrazione e terzo settore – Considerazioni sulle procedure selettive a concorrenza limitata nell’ambito dei rapporti a collaborazione necessaria”, Roma, Istituto Editoriale Regioni Italiane, 2005;
2) E. CODINI, A. FOSSATI, S.A. FREGO LUPPI, “Manuale di diritto dei servizi sociali”, Torino, Giappichelli, 2011
Analysis of laws, cases and materials in frontal lessons.
Discussion of practical cases.
Assessment methods and criteria
The checks shall evaluate:
- The knowledge gained by the student on the topics covered in the course.
- The ability to make appropriate links between the topics covered in the course and between these and other disciplines.
- The ability to identify the relevant factors on which to base their judgments on the issues and problems faced and discussed in class.
- The ability to apply the knowledge learned to their contexts of training and professional experience
In tests in oral form will consist of questions, which will be differentiated by objective and tend both to test the student's knowledge and his judgment and application of the knowledge learned.
The final assessment is therefore considered adequate / sufficient if the student demonstrates knowledge of the basic concepts and issues discussed in class, as well as an adequate ability to make connections and reflect on what they have learned.