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The Role of Diagnostics in the Antimicrobial Resistance Response

  • Course level: All Levels

Description

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 Will I Learn?

  • Reflect on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and how it is caused
  • Describe the top causes of AMR (linked to WHO and CDC priority list of pathogens) such as Gram negatives bacterial pathogens causing urinary tract infections (UTI) and healthcare associated infections (HAIs), sepsis and gonorrhoea
  • Explain the role of diagnostics in reducing the threat of AMR and in more targeted use of antibiotics use for above conditions
  • Reflect on the role everyone has to play in the fight against AMR both for now and the future.