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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 15, 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 31, 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 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 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 08, 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 23, 2019

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

By Saribel R

Sep 04, 2020

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

By Jesús

Jun 21, 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 Yonatan R A

Aug 28, 2018

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

By Rishabh C

Aug 05, 2020

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

By Umar B Z

Jul 07, 2020

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

By ELIANA Q W

Feb 02, 2020

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

By Nada H A G

Dec 07, 2019

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

By Thiago S

Jan 30, 2017

The course covers all points about antimicrobial resistance in a simple and complete way.

By Dr A V

May 16, 2020

More detailed knowledge should be provided in the case of ESBL, AmpC, and carbapenemase.

By Aman U

Mar 07, 2019

I found this course very informative and up to the marks and I really enjoyed the course

By norma9331@gmail.com

Oct 29, 2017

Es un buen curso para aprender las generalidades de la resistencia a los antibióticos

By Hévlyn R d A

Jul 22, 2020

It's a very good course. Perfectly elaborated, with good content and clear language.

By Zoltan K

Apr 16, 2020

This is an excellent course which provides a lot of information on AMR. Many thanks!

By Zain U A

Nov 26, 2018

it was really a great course and i recommend all microbiologists to take the course.

By Apoorva V p

Jun 27, 2020

amazing course for budding microbiologists as well as budding pharmacists like me!

By Gerwin N B

Aug 21, 2020

This course was truly informative especially to undergraduate bio major students.

By Shuja A

Jun 11, 2020

Excellent knowledge on antimicrobial resistance theory and practical methadology.