Reflect on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and how it is caused
Describe the top causes of AMR (linked to WHO and CDC priority list of pathogens) such as Gram negatives bacterial pathogens causing urinary tract infections (UTI) and healthcare associated infections (HAIs), sepsis and gonorrhoea
Explain the role of diagnostics in reducing the threat of AMR and in more targeted use of antibiotics use for above conditions
Reflect on the role everyone has to play in the fight against AMR both for now and the future.
There’s a major lack of awareness about how diagnostics can help us to address the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.
This course was developed to help medical professionals like you tackle AMR. You’ll explore the varieties of resistant bacteria, such as healthcare-associated infections, clinical syndromes and zoonotic infections, and learn what to do about them.
By the end of your study, you’ll possess a broader awareness of AMR and what causes it. You’ll have a detailed understanding of how diagnostics can be used in prevention, and the targeted use of antibiotics in treatment.
The course content is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Week 1: Introduction to the role of diagnostics in the response to AMR
Week 2: Common clinical syndromes
Week 3: Healthcare associated infections
Week 4: Enteric infections and the One Health approach
Week 5: Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Week 6: The future is in our hands
This course is intended for health professionals, such as clinicians, nurses, nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, lab managers, technicians, faculty and students. It would also appeal to anyone with an interest in the field of antimicrobial resistance.