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: firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7905 2107.