This course will cover the following topics: A brief review of vaccine
history and types; how vaccine trials are conducted, including which data
are collected and how those data are managed and evaluated; appropriate
processes to ensure human subjects protection and informed consent; methods
for recruitment and enrollment of participants; and vaccine safety assessment.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the types of vaccines in use today
- Describe how vaccines are evaluated in phase I and II clinical trials
- Identify key regulatory requirements, considerations and ethical standards
for human subjects protection and informed consent.
- Discuss how clinical trials are conducted with an emphasis on quality
data and protection of the rights, safety and well-being of volunteers.