Understanding antibiotic resistance
Understanding antibiotic resistance

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Understanding antibiotic resistance

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This free course was written by Rachel McMullan and Sarah Palmer. It was first published in October 2018.

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Figures 1 and 2: from ‘Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.’ https://amr-review.org/ sites/ default/ files/ HI%26S%20Infographic_1_v4%20white.jpghttps://creatiand 5vecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Figure 3: Ignaz Semmelweis / Etching by Dob; akg-images

Figure 6: Unicef; https://www.unicef.org.uk

Figure 7: Royal Pharmaceutical Society

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Figure 9: ‘Tackling drug-resistant infections globally: Final report and recommendations’; HM Government and Wellcome Trust; https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/ by/ 4.0/

Figure10: https://amr-review.org/infographics.html https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/ by/ 4.0/

Figure 11: Safely Reduce Antiobiotic Exposure; BRAHMS Procalcitonin (PCT): ThermoFisher Scientific

Figure 12: By J3D3 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Figure 13: taken from Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Rapid Detection of Extended-Spectrum-ß-Lactamase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Dortet and Laurent Poirel

Figure 14: Nesta; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Audio-visual

Video 1: Ten steps to reducing antimicrobial resistance.The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry; 10 Steps to Reducing AMR - The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

Video 5: Bang Goes the Theory, Series 7, broadcast 11 March 2013, © BBC

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