Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
This course will cover vaccine design for pathogens of global importance, and is appropriate for MPH, MS, and PhD students in biomedical sciences and public health. Students will learn the difference between rational and empirical vaccine design, the underlying basic science that is required for the rational development of vaccines, and the iterative nature of evolving vaccine strategies.
Student learning goals
discuss the differences between most licensed vaccines and current vaccine candidates
2. describe the underlying immunological principles for vaccine efficacy and differentiate between potential correlates of protection in natural infection vs. vaccination
discuss which vaccine strategies are most likely to show efficacy for different pathogens
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading