Learning Outcomes for Study Session 1

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • 1.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3)
  • 1.2  Describe how the human immune system protects the body from infection, and distinguish between the main types of immunity. (SAQs 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3)
  • 1.3  Describe the main general types of vaccines and what they contain. (SAQ 1.3)
  • 1.4  Describe the main features of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and how Health Extension Practitioners can help to achieve its strategies. (SAQ 1.4)

Study Session 1   Immunity, Vaccines and the Expanded Programme on Immunization

1.1  Immunity and the immune system