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AMR surveillance in animals

AMR surveillance in animals

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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.

      AMR surveillance in animals focuses on surveillance systems: their purpose and importance, and how they are designed. It builds on your learning in the module Antimicrobial resistance in animals.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completing this module, you will be able to: 

      • explain the importance of AMR, AMU and residues data when tackling the AMR challenge
      • describe and identify the main types of surveillance systems
      • explain how local surveillance data is obtained from animals, and the importance of this data in national surveillance networks 
      • reflect on how your role fits within local and national AMR surveillance networks, and explain the roles of the different stakeholders within the surveillance networks
      • explain the purpose of AMR-related surveillance and monitoring in animals, and the importance of conducting surveillance in different groups of animals 
      • list some of the key points to consider when designing a sampling strategy for AMR surveillance in animals.

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      First Published 28/05/2021.

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