Describe the clinical significance and challenges of AMR
Describe molecular approaches and techniques for the detection and characterisation of AMR genes
Identify the resistance profile of bacterial pathogens
Explain the principles and practice of Quality Assurance and Quality Control in AMR surveillance techniques, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting
Explore the role of genomics in tackling AMR from a research, diagnostics and surveillance point of view
AMR is a public health emergency. Global projections predict the loss of nearly 10 million lives and up to $100 trillion lost in global production by 2050. According to the United Nations and the WHO, AMR requires immediate international action.
On this course, you will explore the historical and epidemiological aspects of antibiotics and AMR, and recognise its clinical significance.
You will explore the role of genomics in tackling AMR from research, diagnostic and surveillance perspectives, as well as the principles and practice of AMR Quality Assurance.
Significance and challenges of AMR and the need for control of antibiotic use
Mechanisms of antibiotic action, resistance and evolution
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Molecular detection and characterisation of AMR resistance genes
Recent developments in genomic technology for tackling AMR
This course is designed for researchers and healthcare professionals interested in infectious diseases, epidemics and the problem of microbial resistance. It will help those with backgrounds in microbiology or bioinformatics to work together.
No prior learning is required, but it is recommended learners with no previous knowledge of AMR take the introductory FutureLearn course, Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and AMR.