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DPIPEF01 Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine preventable diseases 2 ECTS
Organised by
International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology
Person in charge
Pekka Nuorti
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X

Learning outcomes

The students will obtain basic knowledge of specific concepts, activities and methodology in vaccine-related epidemiology.


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.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
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School of Health Sciences