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An Introduction to Vaccines

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Medical Science
Code:
MSF10a
Duration:
03:00:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning about vaccines, particularly scientific/medical writers with little or no background on the topic, but also those interested in refreshing or updating their knowledge. Participants should have a basic understanding of molecular biology (DNA RNA protein).
Objective:
To enable writers to understand and appreciate the basic principles of vaccinology, and how these principles are applied in vaccine development.
Content:
The workshop will cover the following topics: · Basics of immunology · History of vaccines · Types of vaccines and their production, administration, mode of action, and known/potential issues · Recent developments such as COVID19 vaccination, mRNA vaccines, and vaccines against cancer