PHE to co-host 'Fundamentals of Immunisation' course in March 2019

  • Public Health England and University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  • Public Health England and University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  • 27 Nov 2018

  • from Priscilla Lynch
  • Medical News
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Public Health England (PHE) and University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health are running a ‘Fundamentals of Immunisation’ course in March 2019.

This annual, two-day intense theoretical course is designed for those new to a role in immunisation and is most suited to those who give or advise on a range of different vaccines, said PHE.

The course comprises a series of lectures from national immunisation experts and will provide delegates with up-to-the-minute information on the range of topics included in PHE’s National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training.

A basic level of prior immunisation knowledge and familiarity with the Green Book (Immunisation against infectious disease) will be assumed.

The programme includes the following topics:

  • Why immunisation matters.
  • The scientific basis of national vaccine policy: designing, informing and monitoring immunisation programmes - who does what?
  • Immunology of immunisation.
  • Vaccine manufacture; vaccine trials; assuring the safety and quality of vaccines.
  • Monitoring vaccine safety.
  • Current issues in vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Vaccine coverage data collections.
  • Maximising immunisation uptake.
  • Talking with parents about immunisation.
  • Legal issues including consent.
  • Practical issues: storage and administration.

For all queries in regards to this course contact Leila Blackford at: ich.paediatrics@ucl.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7905 2107.