Vaccine Development and Application
- 2nd term
- International Health
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2017 - 2018
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.
Reviews the processes used to evaluate all aspects of vaccine development and the use of immunizations for disease prevention. Emphasizes in-depth understanding of vaccines successfully introduced into routine immunization schedules. Discusses procedures and oversight at each step in the process, including post-licensure policy making and monitoring for safety and effectiveness.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe vaccines that are currently in use throughout the world or vaccines for which licensure is likely within the near future
- Discuss the processes involved in developing vaccines including: discuss and data needed, and decision-making at each step
- Discuss problems that can occur at each step in the process of making vaccines
- Discuss the different types of vaccines including the relative advantages and disadvantages of each type
- Discuss the process of developing and revising guidelines for the use of vaccines
- Learn where up-to-date information on vaccines and guidelines for their use can be found
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on two mid-term exams and a final proctored exam. Students have the option of preparing a short paper critiquing the advisory guidelines to count as 20% of the final grade.
- Enrollment Restriction:
Restricted to graduate students.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required