Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Understand antimicrobial stewardship

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. You can also join the course in Español,
中文, Pусский, or Portuguesa.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Antibiotic Resistance and its global impact
  • The relationship between antibiotic resistance and prescribing
  • What antimicrobial stewardship is and how it can be implemented in a hospital setting
  • Why measurement is important in stewardship: how it can improve antibiotic prescribing
  • How novel diagnostics can help in clinical decision making for antibiotic prescribing
  • An understanding of the value of Behaviour Change Science to improve antibiotic prescribing
  • Examples of successful antibiotic stewardship from across the globe

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 requires an active interest and prior experience in the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious disease. This version is for learners who prefer to participate in English.

You can also join the course in the following language versions:

  • Espanol: Optimización del uso de antimicrobianos: Gestión de la resistencia a los antimicrobianos
  • 中文: 抗菌素管理: 管理抗生素耐药性
  • Pусский: Стратегия контроля антимикробной терапии (СКАТ): контроль антибиотикорезистентности

Who developed the course?

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the world’s Top 200 universities and was named Scottish University of the Year for both 2016 and 2017. Dundee offers one of the UK’s best student experiences.

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.