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About the Course

The course will cover the topics related to antimicrobial resistance with basic definitions and overview on antimicrobials their use and the emergence and spread of resistance. The course will guide you through the concepts and the importance of resistance spread and dissemination and how that happens. It will show you how bacteria become resistant and which mechanisms they might use for this. And as part of the course you will also receive some training in methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and detection of specific resistance in the microbiological laboratories with the basic methods available and with focus on the obtention of good quality results which can be interpreted and used for different purposes. Additionally, it will show you how to use genomic analysis tools to analyze whole genome sequencing data to detect resistance genes (and or other genes of interest) in a simple and easy way using online tools freely available. In the new new version an additional module including detection of specific resistance mechanisms was added. After this course you should be able to: 1. Describe the most important families of antimicrobials and mode of action 2. Understand the basic concepts of antimicrobial resistance from several perspectives (clinical, research and microbiological) 3. Enumerate and describe how bacteria can become resistant and the mechanisms that may be involved in that process 4. Describe how antimicrobial resistance emerges and spreads around the world including concepts of antimicrobial resistance transfer, selection and dissemination 5. Enumerate the methods used for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) 6. Compare dilution and diffusion methods and know the basic techniques of agar disk diffusion, broth dilution and agar dilution methods 7. Have detailed theoretical knowledge on how to perform the main methods in a laboratory 8. Know the basic concepts about analysis and interpretation of results of AST, including different breakpoints, cut-off setting and their applications. 9. Understand the importance and related concepts related to quality management and quality assurance method standardization, applied to AST 10. Relate the information obtained in this course with real cases of resistant bacteria spreading in patients, the community, animals or the environment 11. Relate the phenotypical results with results from genotyping using molecular techniques for detection of resistance mechanisms 12. Understand the concept and be able to apply genomic analysis tools used to detect resistance genes and other relevant genes from Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) data (with demonstration of selected online tools) Disclaimer: Please note that the guidelines and methods referred or links included in these materials are updated when the videos lectures are produced and before the course is released, however these might become outdated with time....

Top reviews


Dec 30, 2020

As a microbiology student, I can say that I've learned so many theoretical and practical methods involving antimicrobial resistance as well as bacteriology in general. Huge thanks to great lecturers!


Jul 22, 2021

Very clear and informative to give insights about what's happening in the area of antimicrobial resistance, as well as the urgency to do identification and surveilance of antimicrobial resistance

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By Sarah G

Oct 18, 2022

Very clear and informative

By Manjiri

Jul 15, 2022

This course is very useful

By Emily B

Jun 14, 2017

Very practical discussions.

By Annabel L

Sep 27, 2016

Really interesting!!!!!!!!!

By Victor M

Jul 12, 2016

Great teacher and contents.

By Waqar A

Dec 11, 2022

i gain very much knowledge

By rebriarina

Dec 29, 2021

very useful for my career

By Cristina R M

Jan 7, 2017

Excellent course. Thanks!

By Pratha G

Jun 8, 2020

Very informative course.

By Mohamed H A E

Mar 14, 2020

A very beneficial course

By Anan S

Aug 23, 2017

that is very good really

By Pratheep S

Oct 22, 2020

Great learning platform

By Mohamed E

Dec 18, 2016

good work thank you all

By Uduwarage H P P

Oct 15, 2020

Very benificial course


Jun 25, 2020

Well structured course

By shreya u

Aug 20, 2017

useful and informative

By Shuzhen W

Jan 12, 2017

Very good and helpful!

By Carlos P P

Oct 10, 2021

buen curso y completo

By Shibaji M

Aug 24, 2021

Too technical however

By Aboubakar M M m

May 30, 2021

Very good opputintity

By Keilani E W

Oct 24, 2020

Very Informative !!!!

By Reuben O

Mar 1, 2022

extreamely educative

By Dr. R G

Mar 27, 2020

wonderful experience

By Andrea N M

Oct 26, 2019

Excellent, thank you

By Namrata T

Jul 4, 2020

Highly informative.