Vaccines in Public Health Workshop 2018
NCIRS conducts a workshop on Vaccines in Public Health annually. The workshop is offered as one of the elective subjects in the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of International Public Health (MIPH) programs at the University of Sydney. It is also open to those not currently enrolled in the MPH/MIPH program who are interested in vaccines and public health. The workshop is held at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The workshop aims to provide an understanding of:
- immunisation principles
- the impact of vaccination on the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases
- how to assess the need for new vaccines
- how to implement and monitor a new vaccination program
- History and impact of vaccination
- Basic immunological principles of immunisation
- Vaccine development
- Principles behind a needs assessment for new vaccines
- Surveillance of diseases, vaccination coverage and vaccine effectiveness
- Vaccine safety and surveillance of adverse events
- Risk communication
- Immunisation myths and realities
The workshop consists of interactive lectures given by staff of NCIRS and small group case studies. In addition, short online lectures are available before the workshop.
Registration fees apply for those not enrolled in a MPH or MIPH program of $1200 for two days or $600 (incl. GST) for one day.