Vaccines in Public Health (PUBH5416)

UNIT OF STUDY

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of immunisation principles, the impact of vaccination on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), how to assess the need for new vaccines and how to implement and monitor a new vaccination program. This unit covers the history and impact of vaccination; basic immunological principles of immunisation; surveillance of diseases, vaccination coverage, vaccine effectiveness and adverse events; vaccine scares; risk communication; immunisation in the developing country context; assessing disease burden and new vaccines. Learning activities include short online preparatory lectures and a workshop with interactive lectures and small group case studies.

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Classes

Preparatory online lectures and 1x 2day workshop at the Children's Hospital Westmead

Assessment

2x short online quizzes (10%) plus 1x 2000 word assignment (90%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PUBH5010 or PUBH5018

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