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Vaccine Development and Application

East Baltimore
2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
classes will meet in Deering Hall
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
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
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe vaccines that are currently in use throughout the world or vaccines for which licensure is likely within the near future
  2. Discuss the processes involved in developing vaccines including: discuss and data needed, and decision-making at each step
  3. Discuss problems that can occur at each step in the process of making vaccines
  4. Discuss the different types of vaccines including the relative advantages and disadvantages of each type
  5. Discuss the process of developing and revising guidelines for the use of vaccines
  6. Learn where up-to-date information on vaccines and guidelines for their use can be found
  7. Examine and differentiate the types, the processes of development, and the guidelines of use for globally-available public health interventions including vaccines
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Quizzes
  • 35% Midterm
  • 35% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to graduate students.
Special Comments

Students must listen to a one-hour online lecture during the week at their convenience.

For questions please contact Rachel Hartman