This unit of study will cover the important and latest aspects of immunisation in childhood. Basic science aspects covered will include the immunology of immunisation, the process of development of new vaccines and latest research developments in new vaccines. The clinical features of the currently vaccine preventable conditions of childhood will be covered through clinical scenarios, integrating the epidemiology, basic science and current immunisation schedule. Immunisation in special populations and situations will be covered and the social and philosophical implications of immunisation will be explored.
Online. Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital.
2x1000wd essays (40%), MCQ exam (10%) and participation in online discussion forum (50%).
This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years
Students who commence after 01 January 2016 are required to complete the Blackboard Academic Honesty Education Module. It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study