This course has been developed in close collaboration with leading clinicians, veterinarians and industrial partners who conduct clinical trials.
The course is designed as a stand-alone module or can be taken as an add-on to the Human and Veterinary Vaccinology module.
The course aims to provide:
- An overview of pre-clinical testing and the pathway from pre-clinical testing to field trials.
- A more detailed discussion of vaccine immunogenicity, testing vaccine immunogenicity in the field and the need for correlates of immune protection. The different phases of vaccine testing from Phase I to IV.
- An overview of the development of veterinary vaccines.
- An introduction to the principles and conduct of Good Clinical Practice.
The Vaccine Biomanufacturing section of this course will be designed in close collaboration with our industrial partners to provide:
- An overview of vaccine markets and growth drives for developed and developing settings.
- An overview of the biomanufacturing processes used for the production of a spectrum of vaccines.
- The principles of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and how these are applied to vaccine production.
- An introduction to Quality Assurance and the use of molecular methods to verify quality.
The Programme provides state-of-the-art teaching in both human and veterinary vaccinology, drawing on the experience of Oxford University, the world-renowned Jenner Institute based in Oxford and our partners in industry.
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Experts from Oxford University and industry will be invited to provide lectures and lead discussion sessions.
There are now two courses in the Vaccinology Programme (including this course):
For further details and to view the programme details can be found here.