After studying this course, you should be able to:
understand more of the scientific factors that relate to the dispute about the safety of the MMR vaccine in the UK
assess the strength of arguments for and against the use of the MMR vaccine
show how issues of risk, trust, communication and media representation of science and medicine have a strong bearing on public perception of the MMR vaccine
explain why there is such a strong consensus amongst the medical profession testifying to the safety of the MMR vaccine.