British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC)

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is an inter-professional organisation with over 40 years of experience and achievement in antibiotic education, research and leadership and is dedicated to saving lives through appropriate use and development of antibiotics now and in the future.
BSAC publishes the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the leading international journal in its field, and leads Antibiotic Action, a UK led global initiative that seeks to ensure effective antibiotics are researched, discovered and developed for all who need them.
The Society engages with a wide range of stakeholders to improve and promote understanding of antimicrobials, including peer organisations, parliamentarians, policy-makers, students and healthcare trainees, scientists, researchers and journalists.
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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 [...]
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The Role of Antifungal Stewardship (FutureLearn)

Explore the role and benefits of antifungal stewardship on this online course for healthcare professionals. Learn how fungi can cause disease and explore effective forms of treatment. Fungal diseases affect millions of people worldwide each year. Antifungal stewardship helps ensure antifungal agents are prescribed correctly to achieve the best [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Infection Prevention for Vulnerable Patients (FutureLearn)

Personally contribute to the fight against healthcare inequalities in vulnerable patients using a range of case studies. Learn how to be mindful regarding treatment of infections in vulnerable patients. Prevention of infection in the vulnerable patient is an area of unmet educational need and, considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, [...]
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Uso racional de antibióticos en el tratamiento de heridas (FutureLearn)

Aprende sobre la resistencia a antibióticos, descubre la amenaza que supone al tratar heridas y conoce las medidas de prevención. Aprende a tratar las infecciones causadas por heridas como un profesional sanita. Es habitual recurrir a antibióticos para tratar las infecciones causadas por heridas. Por ello, es fundamental comprender [...]
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OPAT: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (FutureLearn)

Learn how patients with a serious infection can be managed in outpatient settings with the help of an OPAT service. Discover the function, role and limitations of an OPAT service. OPAT is a clinical service which enables patients with serious infection to be managed in an outpatient setting. The [...]
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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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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice (FutureLearn)

How can good antimicrobial stewardship prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in veterinary practices? Learn how to improve antimicrobial stewardship as a veterinary nurse or surgeon. Vets and human health professionals both have a responsibility to address the challenge of antimicrobial stewardship. Veterinary nurses, surgeons and pharmacists need the skills to [...]
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Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare (FutureLearn)

How can social science and behaviour change techniques be used within antimicrobial stewardship projects to bring about change. Hospital healthcare delivery is complex with changing priorities and demands. Improvements are required but how can we ensure they are delivered. Understanding behaviour is essential for change. [...]
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