Vaccine Development and Application
2023 - 2024
classes will meet in Deering Hall
Tu, Th, 1:30 - 3:20pm
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 ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- 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
- 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
Restricted to graduate students.
Students must listen to a one-hour online lecture during the week at their convenience.
For questions please contact Rachel Hartman firstname.lastname@example.org