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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

DJ
Nov 14, 2016

It was really a good lectures and please I want to know about my certificate in have already purchased this course and submitted all\n\nThe documents let me know when will I get my certificate .

KD
Aug 30, 2020

I would personally recommend this course to any student aiming for a brief introduction to antimicrobial resistance and also to anyone looking for a very nice and quick brushup of the concepts.

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By shamsi a s s

Nov 11, 2018

coursera and DTU course one of the best thing happen to my professional life

thank you all for this wonderful work

By Muskan k

Jun 7, 2020

Excellent Course content, Thanks to Lina Covaco Mam for wonderful explanation, It was amazing to be part of it!

By xiaoxia z

Nov 30, 2016

Nice introduction course but with substantial amount of useful materials and knowledge! Excellent presentations!

By Armando F R R

Jul 7, 2020

It was a very helpful and useful course, Thank you very much to the DTU and the people that made this course.

By Basem M I A

Jun 3, 2020

It's very useful.....I suggest every one working in the field of Antibiotic resistance to going this course.

By David J P O

Apr 26, 2020

This is an excellent course. Well done!

It's very straightforward and comprehensive for people under training

By Justyna

Apr 19, 2020

This is good and nice course. I highly recommend the course. The teachers are very good.

Thank you very much.

By Sofija K

Apr 22, 2018

If you are beginner in microbiology world or if you want to brush on some basics, this is a course for you.

By Faji O R

Jun 23, 2017

The course is really good for an holistic understanding of how microorganisms manage to survive treatments.

By Alberto D

Oct 27, 2020

Such a great course, the information presented it was very useful for me and my professional preparation

By George A

Mar 18, 2020

I enjoyed the course and suggest it for other people who are interested in antimicrobials and resistance

By Mumtahina Z

Jul 24, 2020

This course provided great information regarding ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE and its theories and methods.

By Paulina C P

Apr 7, 2019

Un Curso Excelente para introducirse al tema y aclarar las dudas que salen durante la práctica diaria.

By Samuel E I

Mar 18, 2018

The course is very insightful and offers practical knowledge to antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

By Rohul A

Jul 22, 2019

Great course that enrich my knowledge and ideas about antimicrobial resistanc, I recommend it highl.

By Saribel R

Sep 3, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. I'm a student of veterinary and this really help me in the carrier

By Jesús

Jun 20, 2019

Un curso muy bueno donde aprendes grandes cosas, felicito a todos los que impartieron el curso-

By Michelle V C

Oct 31, 2016

Excellent course, looking forward to do other courses from the DTU in antimicrobial resistance.

By Md. L

Oct 31, 2020

Acquired vast knowledge and the course content was really helpful for proper research in lab

By Yonatan R

Aug 28, 2018

Very useful information, both general and specific, if a bit light on clinical applications.

By Rishabh C

Aug 5, 2020

the course was excellent, learned new things which will be helpful in the future. thank you

By Umar B Z

Jul 7, 2020

that was very much informative course and covers all aspects of AST with methods. thank you

By Amina H

Nov 25, 2020

I passes course but did receive a certificate ? what is the reason can anybody tell me ?

By ELIANA Q W

Feb 2, 2020

He aprendido nueva información y ha sido de una forma bastante fluida y fácil de asimilar.

By Nada H A G

Dec 7, 2019

It was a pleasure for me to learn this valuable information from professional instructors