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Nicole Frahm
PABIO 590
Seattle Campus

Selected Topics

Individual offerings focusing on topics such as pathogenesis, immunology, virology, disease agents, bioinformatics and grant writing. Small lecture format. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nicole Frahm
Date: 03/24/2014