Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Discover a more accurate, more targeted way to tackle AMR

There’s a major lack of awareness about how diagnostics can help us to address the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance.

This course was developed to help medical professionals like you tackle AMR. You’ll explore the varieties of resistant bacteria, such as healthcare-associated infections, clinical syndromes and zoonotic infections, and learn what to do about them.

By the end of your study, you’ll possess a broader awareness of AMR and what causes it. You’ll have a detailed understanding of how diagnostics can be used in prevention, and the targeted use of antibiotics in treatment.

The course content is available in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

What topics will you cover?

This course is organised in six weekly modules, according to the following topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction to the role of diagnostics in the response to AMR
  • Week 2: Common clinical syndromes
  • Week 3: Healthcare associated infections
  • Week 4: Enteric infections and the One Health approach
  • Week 5: Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Week 6: The future is in our hands

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 intended for health professionals, such as clinicians, nurses, nurse-practitioners, pharmacists, lab managers, technicians, faculty and students. It would also appeal to anyone with an interest in the field of antimicrobial resistance.

Who developed the course?

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world leader in research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Its mission is to improve health and health equity worldwide.