Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

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 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • The global versus African burden of resistance, importance of microbiology investigations before or during antibiotic therapy
  • Antibiotic misuse and overuse as a driver of antimicrobial resistance
  • Strengthening the ICAN network to support stewardship and infection prevention
  • Basic interventions /tools to support stewardship
  • How to develop antibiotic guidelines and policies
  • Incorporating antimicrobial stewardship into hospital infection control programs
  • Using Education and feedback to change behaviour for antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and policymakers involved in the prevention, treatment and management of infectious diseases.

Who developed the course?

BSAC

Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN)

Our vision is an African continent where safe patient care is ensured for all with the implementation of strong infection control programmes.

College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL)

A world-class research intensive medical school, delivering teaching and facilitating learning of the highest quality, and playing a leading role in health and economic development of Nigeria.