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Vaccines in Public Health - PUBH5416

Year - 2019

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.

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

2x short online quizzes (10%) plus 1x 1500 word assignment (90%)

Additional information
Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.


PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 2.0
EFTSL: 0.042
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Aditi Dey, Dr Frank Beard
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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