Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Identify, diagnose and treat gram negative bacterial infections.

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.

This online course – led by experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) – looks at this challenge. 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • The microbiology of Gram Negative Bacteria to enable diagnosis of infections.
  • The identification and classification of clinical infections associated with common Gram Negative Bacteria
  • The occurrence of resistance – epidemiology and basic mechanisms of resistance, locally and globally.
  • The key objectives and principles of treatment, including negative consequences.
  • The appropriateness of treatment agents.
  • The burden and impact of GNB infections on health and economic outcomes.

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 who are responsible for infection management.

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.