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Vaccine Design

Vaccines have led to the eradication of some diseases such as polio, but how are they designed? This course explains how vaccines are designed to ensure their effectiveness and safety.


Starts 24th April 2024

About This Course

This course will give you a strong foundation on how vaccines are designed and how they work. Students will first learn about the history of vaccines and the immunology behind how they work. They will also gain an understanding of why vaccines are important using real-life success stories. This course will explain the types of vaccines and their components as well as important design considerations. Students will learn about the drug development process as well as the safety and ethical concerns that accompany vaccinations. They will learn about future types of vaccines and how vaccines can be optimised. Finally, students will learn about why public engagement and effective communication about the safety of vaccines is essential for their success.

Who Is This Course For

This course is for anyone interested in learning about the processes involved in vaccine design and how vaccines can be optimised. The course could be very useful for healthcare professionals wanting to better understand the development processes that are involved in designing vaccines and their associated safety regulations. Those with an interest in pharmacology or drug will find this course useful for learning about the design process involved in drug development. It could also be useful for anyone considering a career in drug design within a pharmaceutical company as this course gives a solid foundation of the drug development process, regulatory bodies and the future of vaccines.

What you'll learn

  • Gain an understanding of why vaccines are important and the immunology behind how they work
  • Learn about the stages in the drug development process, what vaccines go through before they can be used clinically and the safety checks that occur after vaccine approval
  • Understand the safety regulations involved in vaccine design and the ethical concerns that surround the use of vaccines clinically
  • Knowledge about how vaccines can be optimised in the future and what new types of vaccines are currently being developed

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Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Alice Hamilton

Dr. Alice Hamilton gained a 1st class BSc in Biomedical Sciences in 2015 from the University of Dundee. She then joined the William Harvey Institute Queen Mary University of London where in 2016 she gained a M.Res. in Inflammation: Cellular and Vascular Aspects and in 2020 she gained a Ph.D. in cardiovascular pathophysiology. Her doctoral thesis was titled ‘The Effect of Social Isolation on the Immune System’.

Our Partners

We are proud to partner with the leading In2scienceUK as a step towards achieving our mission of imparting quality education and knowledge across the globe.

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