About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION (223.662.01), a course offered by the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

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.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon 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

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Course Time

Tue Thu   5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

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Course Faculty
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Intended Audience

Master's and doctoral graduate students

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on two mid-term exams and a final proctored exam. Students have the option of preparing a short paper critiquing the advisory guidelines to count as 20% of the final grade.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Administrative Contact

Jamaria Fernandez
E-mail: jefernan@jhsph.edu

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