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Course module: BMB507410
Course info
Course codeBMB507410
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Infection and Immunity;
Contact persondr. K.D. Denzer
Contactperson for the course
dr. K.D. Denzer
Other courses by this lecturer
prof. dr. W. van Eden
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (20/08/2018 to 17/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
RemarkDate 10-21 sept 2018. Apply via the GSLS study guideThe maximum number of participants is 30.
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
At the conclusion of this course, the student is able to:

  1. relate immunological principles to the design and mode of action of vaccines;
  2. render examples of successful and less successful vaccines;
  3. understand the problems related to the development of vaccines for the so-called difficult diseases (HIV, Tb and malaria);
  4. understand the ethical and political dilemmas of modern vaccine development and policies;
  5. describe the vaccine related health risks;
  1. to develop and design a research project oriented towards development of a new vaccine;
  2. to discuss the pros and cons of new vaccines;
  3. to communicate expert knowledge related to introducing novel vaccines;
  1. to show a critical and perceptive attitude in relation to modern vaccines (public awareness, safety, efficacy, contribution to public health);
  2. to engage in respectful interactions/discussions with peers on ethical issues of vaccines.
Period (from – till): 10 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
Course coordinator: Prof. dr. Willem van Eden

Prof. Willem van Eden
Dr. Alice Sijts
Willem van Eden and Alice Sijts include the national vaccine symposium into this course. In total they invite approx. 30 speakers from UU, several Dutch Academic hospitals, RIVM and pharmaceutical companies.

Course description
This course combines a state-of-the-art overview of the diverse facet’s of vaccines with a focused introduction to epidemiology of infectious diseases.
After two introductory days dealing with the basics and technologies of vaccinest, this course seeks an integration of vaccine related research and the dilemma’s of vaccine policies.
Important examples of infectious diseases are used to illustrate different aspects of vaccine design, technology, policy and ethical questions. Besides vaccines relevant for developed countries, attention will be given to vaccines more relevant for developing countries.
The course consists of a combination of lectures and tutorials. A visit to the Dutch Vaccine Institute (NVI) will be part of the course.

Literature/study material
  • Primary literature
  • Kuby 6th edition, Chapter 19
Automatically after acceptance to the programme.
Other students apply via the studyguide.

Prof Willem van Eden (course content);
I&I Secretariat (Course registration & Osiris);

Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme:
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme:
Prerequisite knowledge:
Basic Immunology  - equivalent of content of BMW Infectie en Afweer
Entry requirements
Prerequisite knowledge
Basic Immunology - equivalent of content of BMW Infectie en Afweer.
Required materials
Instructional formats
Core lecture




Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

Kies de Nederlandse taal