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What is antimicrobial resistance?

Introduction to Practical Microbiology
This course covers how to identify microbes, what antimicrobial resistance is, antimicrobial laboratory techniques and advice for low- and high-resource settings.

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

(FutureLearn)

English,

Español

Understanding antibiotic resistance

This free badged course, Understanding antibiotic resistance, will introduce you to the science behind the problem of antibiotic resistance. You will learn about the history of antibiotics, what they are and how they work. You will learn how antibiotic resistance develops and spreads and look at the issues surrounding antibiotic resistance. Finally, you will look at some of the cutting edge ways that scientists are trying to tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance, from promoting good hygiene to developing new antibiotics from the soil.

Open University, Bangoor Education

English

Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens
What is antimicrobial resistance and how can we detect it? Explore the clinical relevance of AMR and the methods used to detect it.

Wellcome Connecting Science (Future Learn)

English

Antibiotic Resistance – The Silent Tsunami
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat.

ReAct

English

Antimicrobial Resistance (Part 1 and Part 2)
Part 1 of this course aims to improve the learner's awareness and understanding of the basic principles of AMR, the impact AMR has on individuals and society, and why it is a major public health concern. Part 2 describes interventions that address the multiple factors contributing to AMR across the health system.

USAID

English

Esistencia a los antimicrobianos de impacto clínico en los patógenos más frecuentes. Aspectos microbiológicos y clínicos
An online course that will be taking place in 2021 (date TBC). Topics covered: Microbiology: Natural and acquired resistance of the most frequent pathogens, Epidemiology of emerging resistance, Mechanisms of resistance and their phenotypic and genotypic detection, Quick methods, Test criteria, interpretation and report of the ATB susceptibility test. Clinical: Types of infections according to pathogen and their severity, Recommended treatments, Optimization of the use of antimicrobials in the community and in the hospital setting.

Sociedad Argentina de Bacteriología Micología y Parasitología Clínica

Español

Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria
Gram negative bacteria (GNB) are a group of bacteria that can cause infection and toxic reaction in patients, yet are difficult to differentiate and treat with antibiotics due to their structure. You’ll explore the microbiology of gram-negative bacteria, and find out how to identify, classify, diagnose and treat GNB infections. You’ll also look at occurrences of GNB and antibiotic resistance worldwide, and understand the impact they have on health and economic outcomes. 

BSAC
(FutureLearn)

English

Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods
The course covers the topics related to antimicrobial resistance with basic definitions and an overview of antimicrobials, their use, and the emergence and spread of resistance. 

Technical University of Denmark via Coursera

 English

The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance
This course is suitable for people with only limited knowledge of biology or chemistry but will give an engaging introduction to the problem and to even those with extensive knowledge. 

Centre For Antibiotic Resistance Research 

English

Antibiotics and You: An introduction to antibiotic resistant infections
This short course gives you a basic understanding of the topic and identifies some simple behaviours you can include in your everyday life, to help contain antibiotic resistance in your local community. 

University of Manchester

English

Antimicrobial Resistance
This course covers the topics related to antimicrobial resistance with basic definitions and an overview of antimicrobials, their use, and the emergence and spread of resistance.

Biologix Solutions

English

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Antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance
Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform you about – and empower you to provide – safe, high-quality antibiotic use. 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.

BSAC, University of Dundee 
(FutureLearn)

English, Español, 中文, Pусский, Portuguesa

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Improving Clinical Outcomes by Optimization of Antibiotic Practices
This video based course will introduce learners to the basic principles of appropriate antibiotic use, demonstrate how to apply these principles to the management of common infections, and outline how to develop and maintain an antimicrobial stewardship program. 

Stanford University School of Medicine

English (Subtitles: Français, Português, Pусский, English, Español)

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A competency-based approach

This course will equip clinicians who frequently prescribe antimicrobials with knowledge and tools to improve their use of these essential medications in daily clinical practice. Through case based examples, the course will highlight how antimicrobial stewardship principles can be applied to common clinical scenarios.

World Health Organization

English, Français, Italiano, Русский, Español

Syndromic Testing and Antimicrobial Stewardship

This course offers healthcare professionals the chance to explore the background, benefits, and challenges of a syndromic approach to the diagnosis of clinical infections. You’ll use clinical case studies to better understand the real-life application of the syndromic testing system and learn about the medical indications which align with a syndromic approach.

BSAC
(FutureLearn)

English

Antimicrobial Stewardship for 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 Africa and how best to tackle it. You’ll explore the burden of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and the importance of microbiology investigations in antibiotic therapy. You’ll learn about antibiotic misuse and overuse as a driver of antimicrobial resistance and how to develop antibiotic guidelines. Finally, you’ll evaluate the strategies that have been implemented in African hospitals and make more effective use of antimicrobials.

BSAC, Infection Control Africa Network, College of Medicine, University of Lagos
(FutureLearn)

 English 

Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa

On this course, you’ll examine the threat of antimicrobial resistance in the Middle East, Gulf and North Africa and learn how best to tackle it. You’ll discover the basic principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and learn how to implement an AMS programme at your practice. You’ll also evaluate AMS strategies, explore the process of developing and updating local antimicrobial prescribing policies and using collaborative interdisciplinary approaches.

BSAC
(FutureLearn)

English

The Role of Antifungal Stewardship

Fungal diseases affect millions of people worldwide each year. Antifungal stewardship helps ensure antifungal agents are prescribed correctly to achieve the best patient outcome. On this course, you will investigate the benefits of antifungal stewardship through case studies that feature successful strategies. You will cover basic mycology and common fungal diseases as well as look at ways to treat fungal diseases like candidemia. 

BSAC
(FutureLearn)

English

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management

It’s common to control wound infections with antibiotics. Understanding antimicrobial stewardship is key to preventing antimicrobial resistance and treating a range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi. On this course, you will explore antimicrobial resistance, learn how to treat it, and understand how this affects the safe management of patients with wounds. You will also learn how to recognise and diagnose wound infections and how to implement infection control measures in your own practice.

BSAC, European Wound Management Association 
(FutureLearn)

English, Español

Uso prudente de antimicrobianos en el entorno hospitalario
This course is suited to health workers and focuses on appropriate use of antibiotics by health workers using examples and case studies from daily clinical practice.

Universidad Nacional de Colombia(course available on Cousera platform)

Spanish

Antimicrobials: Balancing Access and Stewardship
The course provides a background on AMR and causes, highlighting the challenges to implementation of AMR stewardship programs in resource constrained settings and discusses the introduction of new antimicrobials in high endemic settings while limiting use to prevent AMR.

International Society for Infectious Diseases

English

Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Resource Limited Settings
A podcast which discusses some of the successes and obstacles to AMR stewardship programs in LMICs

International Society for Infectious Diseases

English

AMR - The Clinical Microbiologist's Impact
A podcast which looks at AMR in LMICs, examines the impact of COVID-19 and reviews the roles of microbiologists in AMR

International Society for Infectious Diseases

English

Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
This course discusses effective infection control in health care.

UEA (University of East Anglia)(FutureLearn)

English

Integrating interdisciplinary approaches to tackle antimicrobial drug resistance in tuberculosis
This webinar takes place on May 10th 2022 (13:00 - 14:00 BST) and highlights the alarming nature of antimicrobial drug resistance in tuberculosis and the challenges in tackling the different physiological states of the bacteria that cause the disease. Free and open to all. No registration required. Attend here!!!

 LSHTM

 English

OPAT: Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy
Learn how patients with a serious infection can be managed in outpatient settings with the help of an OPAT service.

BSAC via Future Learn

 English

To Prescribe or Not To Prescribe? Antibiotics and Outpatient Infections (CME)
This course provides a practical approach to the management of common outpatient infections through the use of didactic videos, patient role plays, and interactive case-based videos.

Stanford School of Medicine via edX 

 English

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: What Should Dental Teams Do?
In this course, you’ll identify ways in which those involved in dental practice can do their bit to tackle antibiotic resistance (ABR).

BSAC, FDIC via Future Learn

 English

Antimicrobial Stewardship Course: The Basics!
This course provides narrated lessons with slides. It also includes case-based discussions to illustrate the learning points.

Open Learning

English

Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship
Review the nature of antimicrobial resistance, the significance and extent of the problem, and the concept and implementation of antimicrobial stewardship.

AUSMED

English

Optimizing Antimicrobial Therapy with Timeouts
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians from a wide variety of specialties including cardiology, critical care, family practice, general surgery, hospitalists, infectious diseases, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, and urology, as well as pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Stanford University via edX

English

CDC's Antibiotic Stewardship Training Series
This interactive web-based activity is designed to help clinicians optimize antibiotic use to combat antibiotic resistance and improve healthcare quality and patient safety.

CDC

 English

Optimización del uso de antimicrobianos: Gestión de la resistencia a los antimicrobianos
Understand antibiotic resistance, and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow or reduce it, with this course.

University of Dundee/BSAC via Future Learn

Spanish

Reducing antimicrobial resistance of treatable sexually transmitted infections in antenatal care
This course aims to improve the prevention, detection, treatment, and cure of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other reproductive tract infections (RTIs) in settings serving pregnant women and their families.

WHO

English

WHO Policy Guidance on Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities.
This course comprises 4 learning modules, with each module focusing on a specific aspect of the WHO Policy Guidance on Integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities.

 WHO

 English

Antimicrobial stewardship programmes in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries: a WHO practical toolkit.
This practical toolkit for implementing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in healthcare facilities is meant to help low- and middle-income countries achieve this goal. It provides practical guidance to support the implementation of Objective 4 of the Global Action Plan on AMR: optimizing the use of antimicrobial medicines.

WHO

English

The role of nurses & midwives in tackling Antimicrobial Resistance
A recorded conversation on the role of nurses and midwives in mitigating the challenges of Antimicrobial Resistance

WHO

English

Antimicrobial stewardship programmes in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries: a WHO practical toolkit
A course to facilitate the rollout and implementation of integrated antimicrobial stewardship activities at national, sub-national and healthcare facility levels.

WHO

English

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): a Multidisciplinary Approach
This short course is aimed at those designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to address AMR. The course would be relevant for members of National Action Plan committees, policy and practice professionals who are required to address and support AMR initiatives, mid-career scientists and postgraduate students, and clinicians who would benefit from an understanding of the public health importance of AMR and actions to tackle the problem. this course is not free but has reduced fees for students from LMICs

 LSHTM

 English

Surgical site infections
This course covers global SSI rates and burden, risk factors for SSI, prevention measures you can take to reduce SSI, and adaptive and technical approaches to improving and applying the WHO multimodal strategy.

WHO 

English

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One Health

Effective Livestock Production with Low Use of Antibiotics
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.

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (FutureLearn)

English

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain
Hear how antibiotics are used from the perspective of healthcare and veterinary professionals. Explore how antibiotics are used in farming: How can antibiotic-resistant bacteria find their way onto our food? What impact does the environment and global trade have on the spread of this bacteria? Finally, consider what might be done to tackle antibiotic resistance: How effective are current policies? Can we find new types of antibiotics or alternatives to antibiotics? What can we do internationally?

University of Nottingham (FutureLearn) 

English

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice
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 prescribe antibiotics rationally and responsibly. On this interactive course, you’ll challenge the norms of veterinary prescribing and gain the tools needed to introduce good antimicrobial stewardship practices in your own context.

BSAC
(FutureLearn) 

English

Understanding antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture
This course offers an overview of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a global threat to human, animal, and environmental health, and explains the role of the food and agriculture sector, and the impact of AMR on agrifood systems.

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO elearning Academy)

English

Strengthening collaboration between human and animal health sectors for improved health security
This course provides insight into some of WHO’s work at the animal-human-environment interface, including National Bridging Workshops (NBWs), field simulation exercises, tripartite guidance, and practical tools aimed to support countries in the operationalization of One Health mechanisms at their level.

World Health Organization

English

Navigating the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG): A training for advocates and implementers

This course, in English, introduces the technical chapters of the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG).

World Health Organization

English

Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface
This MOOC proposes a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary programme based on the One Health approach (human-animal-environmental dimensions) and you will learn new concepts from the field of epidemiology, social anthropology, disease ecology, veterinary sciences, global health policy etc.

University of Geneva via Coursera

English

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Diagnostics for AMR

The Role of Diagnostics in the Antimicrobial Resistance Response
Understand how diagnostics can be used in both the prevention and treatment of antimicrobial resistance.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
(FutureLearn)

English, Español, Français, Português, Pусский, 简体中文

Syndromic Testing and Antimicrobial Stewardship
This course offers healthcare professionals the chance to explore the background, benefits, and challenges of a syndromic approach to the diagnosis of clinical infections. You’ll use clinical case studies to better understand the real-life application of the syndromic testing system and learn about the medical indications which align with a syndromic approach.

BSAC
(FutureLearn)

English

Procalcitonin: PCT as a Biomarker for Antimicrobial Stewardship
The course introduces diagnostic biomarkers for infection particularly procalcitonin, highlights the benefits of procalcitonin for antimicrobial stewardship as well as limitations for its use.

BSAC(FutureLearn)

English

Diagnostics for AMR: Building Back Better from the COVID-19 Pandemic
This course provides some insight into the global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses how the innovations in the COVID-19 pandemic can be leveraged for AMR diagnostics.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine(FutureLearn)

English

Drug-resistant tuberculosis: how to interpret rapid molecular test results
This training toolkit provides a unique combination of practical guidance and expert advice on the interpretation of selected WHO-endorsed tests for drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).

World Health Organization

 English

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Surveillance

Fleming Fund Online AMR Course
A free online course comprised of 25 technical online modules, covering AMR, surveillance and One Health

Fleming Fund, the Open University 

English

Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys
The course provides an introduction to the use of point prevalence surveys to measure the quantity and quality of antibiotic consumption. Identifying data to be collected, developing point prevalence surveys and analysing survey outputs.

BSAC

(FutureLearn)

English

Integrating interdisciplinary approaches to tackle antimicrobial drug resistance in tuberculosis
This seminar highlights the alarming nature of antimicrobial drug resistance in tuberculosis and the challenges in tackling the different physiological states of the bacteria that cause the disease.

LSHTM 

 English

Exploring the Landscape of Antibiotic Resistance in Microbiomes
This course explores the exciting microbial world and how this knowledge is revolutionizing our understanding of antibiotic resistance.

 University of Oslo via Future Learn

 English

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Genome sequencing for AMR

Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance
Explore the genomes of bacteria and the use of genome sequencing to track harmful disease and AMR.

Wellcome Connecting Science (FutureLearn) 

English

Metagenomics applied to surveillance of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance
This course teaches about the potential of metagenomics for surveillance and gives the learners an overview of the steps and considerations in a metagenomics study.

Technical University of Denmark via Coursera

 English

Whole genome sequencing of bacterial genomes - tools and applications
This course gives the learners a basis to understand and be acquainted with WGS applications in the surveillance of bacteria including species identification, typing, and characterization of antimicrobial resistance and virulence traits as well as plasmid characterization.

Technical University of Denmark via Coursera

English

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Vaccines for AMR

The Role of Vaccines in Preventing Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
Learn how vaccines work and can be used for infectious disease control with this online course for healthcare professionals. Explore the impact of vaccines on infectious diseases and AMR.

BSAC
(FutureLearn) 

English

Leveraging Vaccines to Reduce Antibiotics Use and Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance
This course takes learners through the importance of AMR and collaborative action, highlighting the impact vaccines could have on AMR and WHO’s strategy and action framework for prevention and control of AMR

International Society for Infectious Diseases

English

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Social Sciences for AMR

Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance: A Social Science Approach
This course introduces social science research and its potential use in AMR research and implementation, looking at drivers for AMR and the importance of social context, it discusses social science methodology and its application to AMR

BSAC
(FutureLearn) 

English

Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare
The course introduces learners to social science and behaviour change techniques, highlighting how these can be used within antimicrobial stewardship projects to bring about change. It discusses some of the barriers and facilitators to implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes and provides an analysis of some interventions which have been applied to antimicrobial stewardship.

BSAC

(FutureLearn) 

English

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