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The problem of antimicrobial resistance

The problem of antimicrobial resistance

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  • Level 2: Intermediate
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    • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global concern because drug-resistant infections can kill, spread to others, and impose huge costs on individuals and society. In order to tackle this problem we first need to understand it; we can do this by collecting and sharing high-quality data that is relevant to AMR.

      Data relating to AMR means that trends in resistance and antimicrobial use can be monitored and used to make better decisions to help tackle the AMR crisis. As an AMR surveillance professional, you have a key role to play in this surveillance process, whether it is in collecting, analysing or interpreting data, or in using the data to develop new policies and practices.

      This Fleming Fund course, Tackling antimicrobial resistance, comprises a series of online modules. The aim of this course is to help you to identify, develop and apply skills and knowledge relevant to your role in order to change and improve your working practice and the practice of people that you work with.

      In The problem of antimicrobial resistance you will gain insight into our understanding of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. You will learn about hygiene theory, germ theory and the discovery of antibiotics. You will gain an understanding of the importance of antibiotics in modern medicine and other aspects of modern life.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completing this module, you will be able to:

      • define the term ‘antibiotic’ and describe the importance of antibiotics in modern society
      • explain how the overuse and misuse of antibiotics contribute to bacterial resistance
      • describe the scale and nature of antibiotic resistance worldwide, and discuss the consequences of a future without antibiotics
      • explain why the problem of AMR needs a One Health approach
      • reflect on your own role and those of your colleagues in tackling the AMR crisis.
    • Course dates:

      First Published 25/02/2021.

      Updated 05/08/2021

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