Who is this course for?

This practical online course is for people relatively new to the area and for those wanting to broaden and update their understanding of vaccines, vaccine development and the principles underpinning the introduction and running of immunisation programs. This includes, but is not limited to, practitioners, academics and researchers, such as primary healthcare and specialist doctors, community and immunisation nurses, those working in public health, government (all levels) and health policy, pharmaceutical industry, regulators, aged care workers, journalists and ethics committee members. 

How much does this course cost?

The first ‘Primer’ module, held on 17 November 2021, was free. Registration fee for the remaining 10 modules is A$200 (standard), A$100 (full-time students) or A$100 for 6 or fewer modules. Full fee remission scholarships are available for those from selected regional countries.

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How will the course run?

Sessions will be run via Zoom, facilitated by Australian and international experts in their field. Sessions will include principles and case studies with opportunities for learner questions and contributions. The indicative schedule of modules is on the following page. 

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Access to course materials will only be provided to registrants. Course completion certificates for each module attended will also be provided.

Watch the video of the free introductory module: A primer in vaccines and immunisation

Moderated by: Professor Terry Nolan and Professor Peter McIntyre

Course welcome from: Professor Sharon Lewin (Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity) and Professor Kristine Macartney (Director, NCIRS) 


Module 1 speakers

Module 1 reading list

Click here to view the reading list for Module 1


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Last updated November 2021