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Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens (FutureLearn)

What's antimicrobial resistance and how can we detect it? Explore the clinical relevance of AMR and the methods used to detect it. Explore the challenges of AMR and learn how experts work to address them. AMR is a public health emergency. Global projections predict the loss of nearly 10 [...]

The Role of Diagnostics in the Antimicrobial Resistance Response (FutureLearn)

Understand how diagnostics can be used in both the prevention and treatment of antimicrobial resistance. Discover a more accurate, more targeted way to tackle AMR. Discover a more accurate, more targeted way to tackle AMR. This course was developed to help medical professionals like you tackle AMR. You’ll explore [...]

Exploring Everyday Chemistry (FutureLearn)

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Explore the organic chemistry behind perfume, medicine, brewing and sport from one of the UK's leading universities. This free online course explores a range of chemistry-based topics relating to our everyday lives, with an emphasis on the important role of organic chemistry – the study of carbon-containing organic [...]

Introduction to Practical Microbiology (FutureLearn)

Discover the basics of microbiology and the principles of antimicrobial stewardship from a practical standpoint. Learn about the basics of microbiology and clinical pharmacology. On this four-week course, you’ll discover the basic concepts of microbiology from a practical perspective. Get to know how to identify microbes, what antimicrobial resistance [...]

Intravenous to Oral Switch: Within Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (IVOST) (FutureLearn)

Are you involved in the prescribing/administration of antibiotics? Explore the benefits and barriers of IVOST and COPAT. Discover the principles and practices supporting IVOST and COPAT. The use of intravenous antimicrobials and complex oral antimicrobial regimes within outpatient clinical environments is helping with non-admission to and early discharge from [...]

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 [...]

Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa (FutureLearn)

Improve your knowledge of the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and how to reduce it. Learn how to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Africa. Communicable diseases remain to be a leading cause of death in African countries (WHO). This course will look at the threat of antimicrobial resistance in [...]

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 [...]

Preventing and Managing Infections in Childcare and Pre-school (FutureLearn)

Understand how infectious diseases spread and how to protect children from infections. Identify how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in children. Microbes live everywhere, especially in childcare settings where children play together at close quarters. They come in all shapes and sizes – and not all are [...]

TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care (FutureLearn)

Helping primary care professionals to target the use of antibiotics to reduce antimicrobial resistance. Discover ideas about how to optimise prescribing in Primary Care. Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem and everyone can play a part in tackling this issue. This course will look at many aspects of antibiotic [...]