VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION Syllabus
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
Course DescriptionReviews 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.
Intended AudienceMaster's and doctoral graduate students
Methods of AssessmentStudent 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.
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Contact Information(from old syllabus)
Amber Cox, TA - Email: email@example.com
Jessica Atwell, TA - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Support ServicesIf you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: email@example.com, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.