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Courses - Spring 2022
PHSC
Public Health Science
PHSC420
Vaccines and Immunology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI223.
Recommended: CHEM231.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. And must be in Public Health Science program; or permission of instructor.
An exploration of immunology and vaccines through a public health lens. We will examine the cells, systems, and molecules that comprise the human immune system and defend your body against disease. In addition, we will discuss the strategies used during vaccine development including the history and future of vaccination and how increased understanding of the immune system has allowed scientists to improve and refine the process. Finally we will examine the current social and political situation surrounding vaccination and the roles and responsibility of public health practitioners.