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European Universal Prevention Curriculum32779/4803/2122/1/69
Study guide

European Universal Prevention Curriculum

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Social Work, programme stage 3
  • IC Nursing
    Choice package:
    • Choose for 12 ECTS CREDITS (Spring semester)
  • IC Social educational care work
  • IC Social Work
In other study programme:
  • Bachelor of Social Work as European Universal Prevention Curriculum (AO)
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Co-ordinator: Dewulf Femke
Other teaching staff: Coone Annemie, De Wael Werner
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2

Final objectives

Reflect critically on social work interventions, in a combinative spirit of self-reflection and social analysis
Take joint responsibility for practice- and policy-oriented research in social work
Define social problems from a social work context and in collaboration with stakeholders, from a historical, global and sustainable context
Methodically guide stakeholders (both individuals and groups) as members of society in the conservation, improvement or change of social work situations
Base their actions in the social work practice on ethical principles


Explain the core of scientific frameworks related to prevention.
Express the core of prevention study results and -reports.
Map the practice of a social problem correctly and relate to prevention.
Connect risk- and protective factors from the science of etiology to different health problems.
Explicate the importance of the study of epicimiology for social work in the health context.
Display what the conditions of evidence based (EB) prevention are.
Identify activiities from a preventive intervention in theoretical models.
Show how different ethical considerations are connected to prevention in the health context.
Analyse an intervention within a social work context from the perspective of prevention theories
Demonstrate how prevention is situated in a global social perspective.


Important decisions on whether and how to prevent drug abuse, criminal behavior and violence are too often made based on shallow grounds. Social workers and health promotors need to have a grasp on the science base of prevention. They need the capacity to translate it to the floor of practice addressing not only youth in schools, but also adults in the workplace or people in the community. Peer van der Kreeft leads an European network of researchers and practitioners establishing a standardized training model on prevention. The robust training is delivered to the students in an interactive way.

Organisation of education

Lecture20,00 hours
Self-study57,00 hours
Seminar4,00 hours

Teaching methods

  • Activating lecture
  • Practice session

Study guidance

Possible counseling during lessons and by e-mail.


Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Inside Regular exam scheduleOral examination100,00met schriftelijke voorbereiding
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Inside Regular exam scheduleOral examination100,00met schriftelijke voorbereiding
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.

Study costs

The estimated cost is approx. €12 for the syllabus.


Basic studies related to social work, education or health care

Basic knowledge of english language

The arrangements regarding prerequisites applied for this course unit are in the Faculty’s educational and examination regulations (FOER).

Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2022 ()