Intended for UK healthcare professionals

LUMIERE eLEARNING

VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES

Learn about some of the diseases which can be prevented by vaccination. The modules will include information relating to the pathophysiology of the disease, the modes of transmission and details on the specific viruses and bacteria which can cause them.

INFLUENZA

This module describes the four types of influenza virus and their main characteristics. It explains how the virus is transmitted, the potential complications of influenza disease and why the recommended composition of influenza vaccines changes each year.

RISK OF INFLUENZA IN DIFFERENT CLINICAL GROUPS

Discover which patient groups are recommended for vaccination against influenza and why they have been chosen.

VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASES: TRAVEL MEDICINE

Learn about some of the main features of travel-related diseases for which vaccines are available in the UK, including causative agents and transmission.

ROUTINE CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS

Take this module to gain an overview of the diseases children are routinely vaccinated against in the UK and the impact vaccination has had on the number of cases seen.

VACCINATION AGAINST MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

This module describes what Invasive Meningococcal Disease is, how it is managed, modes of transmission and how the vaccination schedule against it has evolved in recent years.

MATERNAL VACCINATION

Learn how vaccination during pregnancy can confer immunity in the unborn infant and which two diseases are routinely vaccinated against in the UK maternal immunisation programme.

ROUTINE ADULT VACCINATIONS

This module will provide an overview of the UK adult vaccination schedule, including which diseases are covered, with a deeper focus on some of these diseases. It also discusses which groups are recommended to receive specific vaccinations and the underlying reasons for this.