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Antimicrobial resistance in animals

Antimicrobial resistance in animals

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  • 6 hours study
  • 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.

      Antimicrobial resistance in animals builds on information provided in the introductory modules, exploring in depth the challenge of antimicrobial resistance in animals.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completing this module, you will be able to: 

      • describe the ways in which antimicrobials are used in animals
      • describe the main mechanisms by which AMR in animal production systems may influence the occurrence of resistance in human pathogens, and other routes influencing the occurrence of resistant bacteria in animals and the environment
      • explain the consequences of resistant bacteria in animals for animal health, food production and human health
      • explain why monitoring AMR in food animal systems (including samples from healthy animals) is critical for tackling the AMR crisis
      • illustrate the links between animal health, human health and the environment in animal production systems in relation to AMR
      • apply scientific terminology related to AMR when explaining your current work.

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      First Published 26/05/2021.

      Updated 05/08/2021

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    • Henrietta Ojuri

      Antibiotic resistance in animals.

      Henrietta Ojuri27 August 2021 1:47

      The course presentation was very simple but concise. The course opened up a new thinking pathway regarding antibiotic use, misuse in food animals and health implications in man, animals and environment.

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