Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Antimicrobial resistance - theory and methods

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Lina Cavaco
Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon
Rene S. Hendriksen

Instructors: Lina Cavaco


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Intermediate level

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9 hours to complete
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  • Prepare for a career with our Intermediate level course in understanding AMR.

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  • Learn and develop in demand skills and relevant knowledge for identification of AMR and laboratory methods.

  • Learn the most up-to-date theoretical & practical skills in antimicrobial resistance identification and testing.

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There are 7 modules in this course

This module is a welcome to the course where you can find information on the course structure, the content that you will be introduced to in the next modules, the grading, as well as an introduction to the instructors and the teaching material.

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1 video1 reading

In this module you will learn about antibiotics/ antimicrobials and you will get to know more about what they are, where they come from, what are the major groups and how can we classify them, as well as how do they have an effect and how do they act on the bacterial cells.

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2 videos1 quiz

This module contains information about antimicrobials and the development of resistance in bacteria including causes for resistance and their mechanisms, as well as an insight in how resistance disseminates and how it can be selected.

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4 videos1 quiz

This module deals with antimicrobial susceptibility testing in the laboratory: its importance and use, descriptions of the methods and their applications and detailed descriptions of the procedures applied for the main methods. Additionally, this module gives practical insight on how to interpret antimicrobial susceptibility results.

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9 videos2 quizzes

This module is dedicated to Quality management and Quality assurance (QA)/ Quality control (QC) procedures and use of QC strains to assure the quality of results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing: importance, elements and principles.

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2 videos1 quiz

As alternative to the phenotypical methods, the researcher might decide to use genotypically based methods to identify genes of interest. In the lectures of this module we present the ResFinder tool which may be used to find resistance mechanisms ( genes and in the future versions also specific point mutations) from Whole genome sequences of bacteria of interest. The second lecture is a demonstration of the MyDBFinder which can be used to identify genes of interest defined by the user from Whole genome sequence data.

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2 videos1 quiz

The module provides an in-depth understanding of critical important antimicrobials (CIA). You will explore the importance of CIAs, the mechanism of action and the challenges associated.

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6 videos1 quiz


Instructor ratings
4.7 (596 ratings)
Lina Cavaco
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
2 Courses111,011 learners
Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
3 Courses117,736 learners
Rene S. Hendriksen
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
1 Course64,367 learners

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