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Vaccines

Monday 26 May 2014

BMB 507410

Period:
week 37 + 38
EC’s: 3

Course aims & content

Knowledge
At the conclusion of this course, the student is able to…
• relate immunological principles to the design and mode of action of vaccines
• render examples of successful and less successful vaccines
• understand the problems related to the development of vaccines for the so-called difficult diseases (HIV, Tb and malaria)
• understand the ethical and political dilemmas of modern vaccine development and policies
• describe the vaccine related health risks

Skills
At the conclusion of this course, the student is able to...
• develop and design a research project oriented towards development of a new vaccine
• discuss the pros and cons of new vaccines
• communicate expert knowledge related to introducing novel vaccines

Attitudes
At the conclusion of this course, the student is able to…
• show a critical and perceptive attitude in relation to modern vaccines (public awareness, safety, efficacy, contribution to public health)
• engage in respectful interactions/discussions with peers on ethical issues of vaccines