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Isolating and identifying bacteria (human health)

Isolating and identifying bacteria (human health)

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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.

      Isolating and identifying bacteria (human health) looks at microbiology techniques for identifying bacteria, focusing on WHO priority pathogens that are the focus of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS).

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    • Course learning outcomes

      By the end of this module you should:

      • know where samples are obtained from and reflect on the process by which bacterial samples are processed in your workplace
      • be able to describe the principles of laboratory tests used to isolate and identify key bacterial pathogens in human health, which are the focus of the GLASS programme
      • know when and why advanced testing such as mass spectrometry and automated systems are used
      • know the importance of procedures designed to ensure the quality of laboratory work relating to isolating and identifying bacteria in your workplace.

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      First Published 29/03/2021.

      Updated 05/08/2021

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