DPIPEF01 Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine preventable diseases 2 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

The students will obtain basic knowledge of specific concepts, activities and methodology in vaccine-related epidemiology. They will learn to describe the aims and effects of vaccination programme (control, elimination, eradication), key aspects of vaccine-related immunology, the rationale and key components of surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs), the epidemiological principles and methods for the field investigation of VPD outbreaks, methods to measure vaccine coverage and vaccine programme performance including seroepidemiological methods, vaccine efficacy and effectiveness, principles of vaccine adverse events surveillance, introduction to transmission and modelling of VPDs, basic principles of decision-making to introduce new vaccines, and acceptance of vaccines.

General description

:This course covers the concepts and methods of vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology and the science of vaccinology. The course can be taken independently or in combination with the Essentials of Infectious disease epidemiology course ( 2 ECTS).

Enrolment for University Studies

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Pekka Nuorti, Teacher responsible
Hanna Nohynek, Teacher


16-Jan-2018 – 19-Jan-2018
Tue 16-Jan-2018 at 9-18, Arvo A308
Wed 17-Jan-2018 at 9-17, Arvo A308
Thu 18-Jan-2018 at 9-17, Arvo A308
Fri 19-Jan-2018 at 9-13, Arvo A308