Intended for UK healthcare professionals

LUMIERE eLEARNING

IMMUNOLOGY & VACCINATION BASICS

This part of the e-learning programme covers the basics of immunology and vaccination.

INTRODUCTION TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND HOST DEFENCE

This bite-size learning module explores the role of the human immune system, from the innate and adaptive immune response to the concept of immunological memory.

INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASES

This short module provides an introduction to the concepts of pathogens and pathogenicity, highlights the potentially substantial burden and risk associated with infectious disease, and describes the multifactorial approaches required to fight them.

PRINCIPLES AND AIMS OF VACCINATION

This module looks at the global impact of vaccination, describes the concept of herd immunity, explains the potential difference in immune response between primary and subsequent exposure and discusses how active and passive immunity differs.

THE IMMUNE SYSTEM & VACCINATION

Watch this short animation which describes: how the innate and adaptive immune systems respond to infection by a pathogen, and how vaccination triggers an immune response that can prevent future infections by that pathogen.

TYPES OF VACCINES

This technical overview will cover some of the types of vaccinations available, the role of adjuvants and the diseases vaccinated against in the UK.

MANUFACTURE OF VACCINES

This module will provide an overview of the vaccine manufacturing process, including the production process from research and design to packaging and shipping and the production of different vaccine types. The challenges faced by the vaccine manufacturing industry will also be discussed.

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