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.
Biologists still cannot read the nucleotides of an entire genome as you would read a book from beginning to end. However, they can read short pieces of DNA. In this course, we will see how graph theory can be used to assemble genomes from these short pieces. We will further learn about brute force algorithms and apply them to sequencing mini-proteins called antibiotics. Finally, you will learn how to apply popular bioinformatics software tools to sequence the genome of a deadly Staphylococcus bacterium.
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition offers a new chapter on how to stay motivated. This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).