Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


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 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. You will explore the challenges of monitoring responsible medicine use and relevant solutions. You will gain the confidence needed to instil change in your own veterinary practice.

What topics will you cover?

  • Risks for and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Veterinary prescribing behaviour, antimicrobial use and AMR: external
    influences and internal motivations
  • Species-specific challenges to good antimicrobial stewardship
  • Clinical governance and monitoring antimicrobial prescribing patterns
  • Evidence-based veterinary medicine and best-practice prescribing
  • Antimicrobial stewardship in practice: Strategies for motivating change
    towards more responsible antimicrobial use

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 for veterinary surgeons, nurses and pharmacists with a basic clinical knowledge of antimicrobial prescribing practice. The course has a focus on the UK context but can be applied internationally.

Who developed the course?


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