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Introducing AMR surveillance systems

Introducing AMR surveillance systems

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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.

      The aim of Introducing AMR surveillance systems is to explore and understand AMR surveillance systems and builds on concepts and learnings from the module An introduction to surveillance.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completing this module, you will be able to:

      • describe the objectives and requirements of AMR surveillance systems
      • describe the One Health approach to AMR surveillance
      • outline the differences between AMR, AMU and AMC surveillance
      • describe the types of data collected by surveillance networks
      • provide examples of AMR surveillance systems in humans and animals
      • outline the importance of and relationships between local, national and global AMR surveillance networks and systems
      • explain integrated surveillance systems, providing examples 
      • identify local and national surveillance networks or systems relevant to your work context
      • describe how surveillance systems can be designed.
    • Course dates:

      First Published 22/02/2021.

      Updated 05/08/2021

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