Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth study of current methods used in the evaluation of vaccines. It aims to address issues in high, medium and low income countries.
The overall aim of this short course is to provide an understanding of the methods used in the evaluation of vaccines; from early human trials through to assessment of population impact and policy. Specifically the course will:
All teaching is carried out at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London and consists of a combination of formal lectures and more informal seminars and group practicals. A comprehensive manual will be provided to accompany the presentations.
The topics to be covered will include:
There will be no formal assessment but a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those completing the course.
The School cannot provide accommodation for participants. A list of hotels and other accommodation located in the vicinity of the School can be provided on request to Registry.
Lunch can be purchased from the School refectory. Evening meals are not catered for at the School, but there is a large choice of restaurants and coffee shops nearby.
The course is relevant to public health professionals and field researchers with a strong interest in vaccine efficacy, safety and policy impact. Participants will be expected to have a basic post graduate epidemiology module or equivalent. The course is intensive and a good command of the English language is essential. A knowledge of computers and a basic knowledge of word for windows and excel is also essential.
The course fee for 2015 is £2,625.00. Payable by: 8 June 2015.
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