Science & Nature
Vaccines: Their Development, Timeline, Implication, and Importance
Developing a vaccine is a complex and lengthy process, especially when it is made against new types of pathogen. In general, vaccines are more thoroughly tested than drugs, as the number of human subjects in vaccine trials is greater. #academic
Dr. Mallakin MSc, PhD
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Completed by 58 learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 2 weeks
45 minutes per class
The story of vaccines begins with the long history of infectious diseases in humans, especially with the use of smallpox virus materials to provide immunity against this disease. Historical evidence reveals that the Chinese applied smallpox inoculation as early as 1000 CE. It was used later in Turkey and African countries before it was introduced to Western countries. Louis Pasteur’s rabies vaccine was the next important discovery that made an impact on the treatment of human disease....
1. Recognise the definitions and applications of the terms used in the course. 2. The history of vaccination to illustrate the outcomes of vaccine strategies to control infectious diseases. 3. The strategies available for developing a vaccine. 4. Discuss the prospects for developing a vaccine against certain infectious diseases.
I have extensive biomedical expertise and background, and I have worked with antibodies for many years.
This class comes with an in-class assignment, which includes the participant's thoughts regarding certain vaccine-related questions.
I will provide quizzes and short answer questions using applications such as Google forms, so students answer them instantly and we review the answers to the questions in the class.
Each student will be assessed based on the following criteria: 1. The degree of engagement and participation, whether assignment and activities expected were produced and submitted on time. 2. How well they demonstrate they have understood the materials; this can be done, for example, by referencing relevant ideas and concepts, introducing supporting ideas and examples from their personal experience. 3. The “quality” of their engagement: the degree to which they enrich and move the activity forward, through astute analysis, thinking outside the literal confines of the topic.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will not need to use any applications, models, or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools. I will provide PPT or PFD’s of the material that are necessary for the class.
Dr. Mallakin MSc, PhD
Educator and Researcher
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
113 total reviews
301 completed classes
Hello dear students and parents, thank you for visiting my profile. I am a coach, an educator, and a biomedical science researcher. I enjoy teaching different areas of the scientific field, in particular biology, chemistry, physics, and how...