NCIRS runs a unit through the University of Sydney called Vaccines in Public Health. The unit is offered as a 6 credit point elective subject in the Master of Public Health and Master of Global Health programs at the University of Sydney. It is also open to those not currently enrolled in the MPH/MIPH program who are interested in vaccines and public health. 

The unit covers a range of vaccinology topics, including: 

  • basic immunology
  • vaccine development
  • vaccine safety monitoring
  • epidemiology and surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases in Australia and globally
  • factors that impact vaccine uptake and acceptance, including evidence-based communication strategies
  • vaccine program evaluation
  • vaccines that protect against COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases. 

In 2021, this unit will run completely online in Semester 2, from August to November. Enrolments for 2021 are  now closed; however, if you are interesting in enrolling in 2022, please contact SCHN-NCIRS@health.nsw.gov.au for further information.
 

Last updated August 2021