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Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health invites degree and non-degree seeking students to participate in a series of special topic courses on Strengthening Population Health Resilience in the Time of COVID-19.

Resilient and robust public health and health care systems rely on the interdependence of groups such as individuals, schools, employers, public health professionals, community organizations, first responders, healthcare professionals, and governments.  

Now, more than ever, these groups are challenged to increase their collective, scientific public health literacy and capacity to understand and leverage emerging public health data and identify strategies to tackle the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Strong public health literacy is the foundation for strengthening our collective resilience and response - as we move from flattening the curve, to controlling transmission, and ultimately, to preventing infection with the advent of a vaccine. 

Series Objectives

Ready to increase your public health literacy with one of the Parkinson School’s summer courses?  Select the option that best describes you and register today.

These courses will:

  • Introduce participants to key concepts, resources, and tools to help you support health system resilience and economic recovery
  • Help participants interpret the science in the news
  • Provide roadmaps to help participants anticipate and implement COVID-19 policies and actions to mitigate risk and promote health.

Each course will provide a different lens through which participants will view public health and health care system resilience along with “takeaway” insights applicable in any health crisis.  

Classes Offered

Register Now

I am enrolled in a Loyola University Chicago program and I want to take a course/courses for credit.

  • Register for the course(s). Undergraduate students should register for the HSM courses and Graduate students the MPBH courses. For more information, contact Briana Lemon.
  • Tuition & Fees:
    • Undergraduate - $814 per credit hour
    • Technology fee – varies based on session. 
    • Graduate - $1120 per credit hour

I am enrolled in a Loyola University Chicago program and I want to take the course without credit.

After you have registered and prior to the start of the course, the instructor will email you background and instructions to access the lectures. 

I am not enrolled in a Loyola University Chicago program and would like to take this course for credit on a transcript.

Register as a non-degree seeking graduate student. Complete the brief application. Select the program (Non-degree in Health Science and Public Health) and your desired term of entry (for example, 2020 Summer 1 Semester). We do not require test scores, transcripts, resumes, or any other documentation. For more information, contact Luke Johnston

Once you have completed the application, register for the course(s) in LOCUS. For more information, contact Briana Lemon.

  • Tuition & Fees:
    • Undergraduate - $814 per credit hour
    • Graduate - $1120 per credit hour

I am not enrolled in a Loyola University Chicago program and would like to take this course without credit.

  • Register for the course(s) through our secure marketplace. Each course is $200. Contact Samantha Dumm for more information.    

After you have registered and prior to the start of the course, the instructor will email you background and instructions to access the lectures. 

If you have questions or want to learn more about these professional development opportunities, contact Briana Lemon.

Who Should Attend

Adult learners and leaders at all levels who want to increase their knowledge and skills to lead or manage a health emergency.

Format

Each course will follow a similar seminar-style format, including discussion and Q&A with Parkinson School faculty with expertise in areas including surveillance, emergency preparedness, health care administration, infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, laboratory testing, and environmental transmission of disease. Readings and digital resources will be provided to guide learning. Aligned with Loyola’s Jesuit tradition, students will use individual reflection and application exercises to translate knowledge into action.

If I decide not to continue the course, can I get a refund?

If you are enrolled in the course(s) for credit on a transcript, you will need to follow the University’s official withdraw process

If you registered for the course using the online marketplace and wish to cancel, email Samantha Dumm with your name and the course number(s). Cancelations will be honored as follows:

  • We can provide refunds if a participant cancels at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Course registrations fees are refundable if cancellation is received no later than 24 hours before the first scheduled course date/start time.

Cancellations received less than 24 hours before the scheduled course date/start time will not be refunded. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, a link to a recording will be sent to you by email within two weeks following the live webinar.

In the rare event that we need to cancel a course due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make every effort to notify participants with as much advance notice as possible. Participants will have the opportunity to transfer to another summer course.

We do not provide refunds due to:

  • Participant’s technology problems
    • It is the responsibility of the course participant to test their computer setup prior to the start of the course. If a technical failure at your location prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will consider issuing a refund.
  • Participant ‘s email issues
    • Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the seminar login instruction email due to issues such as restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the participant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start of the course.
  • No shows
    • Participants who fail to attend the course(s) will not receive a refund.