Sep 19th 2016

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance (FutureLearn)

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Understand antimicrobial resistance and how infection control can reduce it, with this free course for healthcare professionals. The World Health Organisation has warned that without urgent action, we’re headed for an era in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more.

Understand antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue, by managing our use of antibiotics and reducing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

This free online course will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it everyday.

Improve infection control practices

Designed for healthcare professionals, this eight week course will inform you about - and empower you to provide - safe, high quality infection prevention and management.

You’ll interact with colleagues globally, to understand what antibiotic resistance means - and why the World Economic Forum has placed it alongside terrorism and climate change on its global risk register.

You’ll develop the skills that underpin antimicrobial stewardship, learning to prescribe responsibly, improve infection control practices, and enhance patient outcomes.

Learn with healthcare professionals globally

Delivered by the University of Dundee in partnership with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, this is a truly global course, enabling you to meet and learn from professionals working across a range of healthcare communities and economies.