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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 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 Negero G

Jul 7, 2021

can give excellent overview on Antimicrrobial resistance and associated techniqes

By Gerwin N B

Aug 20, 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.


Jul 7, 2018

This course is really helpful for me, and I am very thankful to all the teachers.

By sebastian l a

Aug 3, 2020

muy completos los temas y bastante interesante su contenido, me gusto bastante.

By Reeba J

May 6, 2020

It was a really good experience.I have learned a lot from this course.

Thank you

By Rogelio d J T R

Nov 20, 2016

This is an excellent introductory course in the field of antimicrobial testing.

By Renzo C

Jan 18, 2021

Good, very interesting with useful information about antimicrobial resistance.

By Sarmila M

Jun 7, 2020

I love all the lectures especially Dr. Lina Cavaco's lecture. Thank you guys.

By Solokara M N K T

Sep 30, 2021

Thank you for the course and Dr Lina Cavaco your teaching style is excellent!

By Antonia L L d A

Sep 17, 2020

Congratulations to the researchers involved in the development of the course.

By Anil c s

Mar 1, 2020

good but not giving marksheet which is much needed somewhere i want to used..


Oct 16, 2018

Es un curso excepcional, la calidad es excelente, superó mis expectativas!!!

By Muhaimen A

Jun 5, 2017

Being a microbiology student this course is helping me too much in my field.

By Thomas P T C

Apr 12, 2017

Many thanks for a very enjoyable course. Please keep up the excellent work.

By Minjun K

Sep 18, 2017

This course is really useful for people who are interested in microbiology!

By Srivalli B

Feb 5, 2017

Excellent course to refresh or fresly learn about antimicrobial resistance

By Gustavo S

Jul 25, 2020

Very well explained and rich in details. It was an incredible experience!

By Hanan K M H

Jun 18, 2020

It was a very great course ... Thank you very much ... with my love <3<3

By Dalal a

Jan 17, 2021

Worth your time and effort

Thank you to all who presented in this course

By John G

Feb 2, 2019

Great course and so relevant esp in Africa. AMR is a big growing problem


May 4, 2017

Great course, It gave me an overview of antibiotic resistance problems.

By Popy r d

Jul 15, 2020

it will help me a lot in completion of my thesis project. thanks a lot