Online Summer Session in Health Law for JD Students
Law Students: Study Health Law Online
Loyola University Chicago’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to offer JD students the opportunity to enroll in its cutting edge, online health law courses during the Summer 2014 term. This first-ever Online Summer Session will allow you to strengthen your knowledge of core health law concepts and to gain exposure to key areas which you may not be taught at your home law school. Courses are taught by our experienced faculty, all of whom are dedicated to enhancing your practice-ready knowledge and skills. We invite you to join us to study health law online this summer.
We provide a cutting-edge health law curriculum, developed in conjunction with a committee of leading health lawyers, industry professionals, and national experts, to health law students across the country. The following courses will be offered during Summer 2014.
Accelerated Term: May 19-July 6, 2014 (7 weeks)
Regular Online Summer Term: May 6-August 11, 2014 (14 weeks)
- 960 - Fraud and Abuse-Stark Intensive (3) (Online)
This course covers federal physician self-referral law, commonly known as the Stark Law, and fraud and abuse law. Students will learn about the statutes, regulations, and advisory opinions that define the parameters of physician referrals and anti-kickback laws, analyzing case studies for fraud and self referral issues. Students will also familiarize themselves with the laws, regulations, and government regulatory actions designed to combat false claims and other types of fraudulent activities. (LLM only or with permission.) THIS CLASS IS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE AND WITH PERMISSION.
- 956 - Health Care Payment and Policy(2) (Online)
This course covers the types of health care payors and the relationships between them, including HMOs, PPOs, CMPs, Medicare and Medicaid, and other managed care arrangements. Topics will include utilization review, ERISA, agency doctrine, and payor operational and contracting issues. Students will become familiar with managed care contracts and analyze health care plans and policies. (LLM only or with permission.) THIS CLASS IS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE AND WITH PERMISSION.
- 921 - Health Insurance and Health Care Regulation (2) (Online)
This course details the regulation of health insurance companies in the United States with a focus on the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although the ACA is federal legislation, its implementation is reliant on the states. This course will address how the current regulatory system will adapt to the new federal health care scheme.
- 920 - Health Law Seminar Series (1) (Online)**
This course exposes students to seven unique and emerging issues impacting the health care industry. Each issue has the potential to impact providers, health care organizations, health care attorneys, and consumers. Each emerging issue is selected based on its likely impact on the industry and its timeliness, given current political and health care challenges. This course is structured over 14 weeks, in which we alternate between reading weeks, where students are given reading material to introduce them to each issue, and synchronous classroom lectures by national experts on each subject. At the end of the course, each student is asked to write a reflective paper on one of the issues presented and describe the impact that they believe it will have on their practice or the delivery of health care in general. This course is graded pass/fail. THIS CLASS IS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE AND WITH PERMISSION.
- 958 - Life Sciences, Research and the FDA (3) (Online)
This course serves as an introduction to the growing area of health law known as "life sciences." The theme for this course centers on the research and development of pharmaceutical drugs and devices and the role of the FDA in regulating this process. Topics covered will include genomics, personalized medicine, the FCPA, basic patent and intellectual property issues, and financing. Students will learn to analyze the FDA approval process. (LLM only or with permission.) THIS CLASS IS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE AND WITH PERMISSION.
*Loyola University Chicago reserves the right to modify course offerings and dates until summer term registration begins in March 2014.
**This course is non-graded, meaning students will earn credit and a grade of pass/fail.
American Bar Association regulations allow JD students to earn up to four online credits in a single term and up to twelve online credits total. Students must have completed 28 credit hours in order to enroll in online courses. Loyola University Chicago JD students have been approved to take up to four credits during the Summer Online Session. Students from other schools are advised to first consult with their law school to obtain permission to take online courses through Loyola. Each non-Loyola student must apply as a summer visiting student, which requires obtaining a letter from your law school granting you permission to take courses at Loyola University Chicago.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with all questions about the Summer Online Session. Academic advising for this term is available upon request.
Sign up today to indicate your interest in the Online Summer Session. Plan to take no more than four total credits of coursework during the term. Official enrollment will take place in spring 2014.
The visiting student application for non-Loyola students can be found here. You are not required to submit an application fee for the Online Summer Session.
Tuition for the Online Summer Session is $1,355 per credit hour. Additional student fees may apply.