‘Vaccination the Science’ - How to read scientific papers

‘Vaccination the Science’ - How to read scientific papers

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How to read scientific papers so that you can access the science in published papers yourself

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This is an ONLINE event.

THE LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU 2 days, 1 day, 12 hours, 30 mins & 1 min BEFORE THE EVENT plus details of how to access the medical papers that you will need during the lecture

Following on from 'Vaccination - The Question' and 'Nursing Supportively Through Acute Illness - Covid-19 - Fever Management', this lecture examines the subject of vaccination safety, efficacy and immunity in more detail, looking at what the science tells us and discussing what is found when the evidence is scrutinised, with specific reference to MMR and whooping cough vaccine trials, adverse event reporting, meningitis ecology, 'flu vaccine, and nutrition and vaccination.

If you are a person researching the subject of vaccination or a practitioner with an interest in the science of immunity and natural health then this lecture is ideal for you. With her years of research into the subject of vaccination and disease ecology, Dr Jayne Donegan will guide you through how to read scientific papers and help you to interpret the this in an interesting and accessible way.


Part One

• Medical papers will be distributed for use during session

• Introduction

• Users' guide to detecting misleading claims in clinical research reports – 'Don't read the conclusions!'

• 'Placebo' controlled trials 1 – The Twin study MMR vaccine for delegates to analyse in group or pair work with feedback and discussion.

• ‘Vaccines are extensively tested’ - MMR vaccine and monkeys

• Facilities for reporting Adverse reactions in Europe – are they fit for purpose?

Part Two

• 'Placebo' controlled trials 2 – The Ad Hoc Pertussis Group studying the Swedish development and testing of the acellular vaccine for delegates to analyse in group or pair work with feedback and discussion.

• What happened when Sweden withdrew the whole cell whooping cough vaccine in the 1980s.

• Acellular pertussis vaccine vs Natural disease.

• Can vaccination against one organism increase susceptibility to infection by another?

• Vaccinating against 'flu – does the evidence support this?

• Analysis of a ‘flu vaccine study.

• Nutrition and Vaccination

• Plenary


That those participating:

Achieve an understanding of the validity of claims made in scientific papers

Learn how to spot inconsistencies

Have practical experience of doing this

Appreciate the fact that there is scientific evidence available that supports what many holistic practitioners believe from their empirical and philosophical practices

Are stimulated to further study in this area.

NB You will be given details of how to access the course papers with the online link.

You will be able to join this lecture at 7.15 pm

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