14D2I60 - Vaccinology

Course specification
Course titleVaccinology
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Sonja Radojičić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      The goalto aqure knowledge on vaccines and other biologicals, production, immunology in the vaccinated animal, factors that can compromise vaccine efficacy as well as vaccination program, developing such a programs concerning epizootical situation in the region, proper usage of the vaccines as well as prediction of the immunoprophylaxis success.
      The outcomeTo acquire knowledge on the vaccines, and other biologicals that are important in the prevention of the infection diseases, production and control of the most important vaccines that are recommended by the international legislation, new trends in vaccine production and their potentials in to protect animal health. After completion on the course, student should evaluate when to use vaccine and to judge usefulness of the vaccine usage as well as to judge positive and negative effects of the vaccination in the control and eradication of the infectious animal diseases.
      Contents of lecturesHistory as well as importance of the immunoprophylaxis, types of the vaccination procedures, passive and active immunization, vaccine types, inactivated and attenuated vaccines, adjuvances, vaccine production methods, vaccine efficacy, vaccine validation, stability, sterility, vaccine inoculation, errors in vaccination, unwanted effects, vaccine control, the most important vaccines in the veterinary medicine, trends in vaccinology, vaccines for non infectious diseases, vaccines for fertility, control of the vaccine production,
      Contents of exercises
      1. 1. Animal vaccination, 2006, Part 1, Development, production and use of vaccines, OIE (Original title)
      2. 2. Animal vaccination, 2006, Part 2 Scientific, economic, regulatory and socio-ethical aspects, OIE (Original title)
      3. Ian Tizard, Veterinary immunology, An introduction, 2004, 7th Edition, Philadelphia, Saunders, (Original title)
      4. Mims’Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, 2001, 3th Edition, San Diego, Academic Press, (Original title)
      5. Meeusen et al. 2007. Current Status of veterinary vaccines, Clinical Microbiology reviews Vol 20 N0 3 489-510 (Original title)
      6. Manual of Diagnostic Test and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, Access online (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingtheoretical lectures, seminar work, discussion
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures10Test paper
      Practical lessonsOral examination60