Immunisation is a proven strategy for the control and elimination of life-threatening infectious diseases, preventing an estimated 2 to 3 million fatalities every year. One of the most practically effective and economical tools at health workers disposal, immunisation enables them to provide prevention and coping strategies for distant, detached and vulnerable demographic groups, communities and populations.
Immunisation is a proven strategy for the control and elimination of life-threatening infectious diseases, preventing an estimated 2 to 3 million fatalities every year. One of the most practically effective and economical tools at health workers disposal, immunisation enables them to provide prevention and coping strategies for distant, detached and vulnerable demographic groups, communities and populations. Aimed at the health workers associated with immunisation programmes, this free online immunisation course for nurses provides technical and managerial information for effective planning, monitoring and evaluation of immunisation programmes on a substantial scale. This course has been adapted from a free online immunisation course from the Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center under a Creative Commons Licence and modified according to prevailing trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
After completing this online immunisation training course, students will be able to understand:
- The basics of immunity and immunisation;
- Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), and how vaccines are used for these;
- Global initiatives for the immunisation of children, and the headway these have made;
- Management and service delivery strategies for the accomplishment and sustenance of positive and impartial immunisation coverage; and
- Basic approaches and key indicators for the monitoring and evaluation of immunisation programmes
Module - 1: Immunity and Immunisation
Module - 2: Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs) and Their Vaccines
Module - 3: The Global Effort for the Immunization of Children
Module - 4: Service Delivery Strategies
Module - 5: Management and Handling of Vaccines and Related Supplies
Module - 6: Providing Immunisation Services
Module - 7: Achieving and Maintaining High and Equitable Coverage
This module looks at obstacles to using routine immunisation services, and strategies for increasing the use of routine services.
Module - 8: Using Data for Action
Module - 9: Immunisation in the Context of Pacific Island Countries (PICs)
Module 9 is concerned with the immunisation in the context of Pacific Island Countries. It also explains about immunisation challenges in Pacific, Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), Unicef Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII) strategies and their achievements, number of Pacific children vaccinated, new vaccine introduction plan and impact on capacity, expanding to new vaccines disease burden and new vaccine introduction status. This module also tells about measles control in Pacific Island Countries and Territories, measles elimination in Fiji, immunity against measles and factors for measles elimination in Fiji.
Module - 10: Tools and Resources
This part contains lists of additional resources and tools for further study.
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This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.
Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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Aimed at the health workers associated with immunisation programmes, this provides technical and managerial information for the planning, monitoring and evaluation of immunisation programmes on a large scale.
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