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Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection (FutureLearn)

Learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases, how these diseases are transmitted and how our immune system respond to infection. Most of us have experienced common diseases like flu or less common ones like pneumonia. On this course, you’ll learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases and how these diseases are [...]
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Infection Prevention in Nursing Homes (Coursera)

Learn about the role of environment in disease transmission and how to implement standard and transmission-based precautions to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria and other infections in your facility.
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Antibiotic Stewardship (Coursera)

Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs and it is estimated that approximately 50% of antibiotic use, in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, is inappropriate. At the same time, in contrast to any other class of drugs, every antibiotic use has a potential public health [...]
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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys (FutureLearn)

Learn how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance. Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) are an important tool for healthcare professionals to use to assess and improve antibiotic prescribing locally, nationally and globally. This online course - led by experts from the British [...]
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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria (FutureLearn)

This course by BSAC is for healthcare professionals managing infections. You will learn about Gram Negative Bacteria. Identify, diagnose and treat gram negative bacterial infections. Gram negative bacteria (GNB) are a group of bacteria that can cause infection and toxic reaction in patients, yet are difficult to differentiate and [...]
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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance (FutureLearn)

Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce it, with this free online course. Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Designed for healthcare [...]
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Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain (FutureLearn)

Explore how antibiotic use in farming is creating resistant bacteria within our food chain. What can we do to tackle the issue? Learn what antibiotics are, how they work, and how bacteria become resistant to their effects. Hear how antibiotics are used from the perspective of healthcare and veterinary [...]
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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dentists Do? (FutureLearn)

Discover the danger posed by antibiotic resistance, and how dental teams can meet the challenge to protect patients. Explore how dentists can tackle the threat of global antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are lifesaving drugs – when you need them, you need them to work. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a significant [...]
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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Non-Fermenting Gram Negative Bacteria (FutureLearn)

Gain an understanding of antibiotic resistance in non-fermenting gram negative bacteria. Understand antibiotic resistance in non-fermenting gram negative bacteria. Non-fermenting gram negative bacteria are a group of bacteria which cause infection in a growing number of patients. Many of these bacteria are resistant to antibiotics, so it’s vital to [...]
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Effective Livestock Production with Low Use of Antibiotics (FutureLearn)

Learn what antibiotic resistance is and how to prevent it while increasing productivity among your livestock. Understand disease prevention and antibiotic use in livestock production. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing problem worldwide and is a threat to the health of animals and humans. But there is still a [...]
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