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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 Sandra I P A

Mar 26, 2018

Great course focused on Antimicrobial Testing for microbiologic labs

By Laura W L

Aug 04, 2020

Love the course, lots of information that completed my expectations

By Alyaa R H A D

Jun 20, 2020

I was really beneficial from theoretical and practical perspectives

By Fathima B

Jun 01, 2020

The course is very informative and the instructors are very good...

By lakshmisatya.b

May 20, 2020

a very nice presentation by all instructors. clear and descriptive

By BAWATHAARINI S

Mar 23, 2020

Thank you so much for organising this valuable programme is online

By Chris V G

Feb 06, 2018

A Good introduction to this important field of medical research.

By Mutaz M A A

Mar 05, 2020

great course with helpful information related to microbiology

By Diana R

May 02, 2017

Very good complete introduction to a very important subject!!

By Diana C P C

Jun 05, 2020

Excellent course! I'll be waiting for other similar courses.

By Shahzad S

Oct 12, 2017

This online courses really helpful in every field of study.

By GAJALA G

Aug 05, 2020

it was such a great lectures and each topic was made clear

By paola g

Aug 23, 2017

great way to learn the basics of antimicrobial resistance

By Huma S

Jul 02, 2020

Informative course and the lectures were really v good.

By Roselin.P

Jun 09, 2020

Thank you to all the instructors....was a great course

By raj k v

May 17, 2020

great teachers and communication manner is impressing

By Rima P C

Jul 25, 2020

Very good because we will learn about antimicrobial

By Prasenjit G

Jul 29, 2020

It was very interesting and basic lecture series.

By Cesar N

Jul 30, 2019

Great Course for introducing this important topic.

By Bavani L

May 20, 2020

thank you so much,Nice got many important answers

By Angela P

May 14, 2019

Please more courses about resistance. Thank you.

By Taleb H

Jun 23, 2017

Great course full of scientific add on knowledge

By srivathsa

Oct 09, 2016

It improved my understanding of drug resistance

By Maria C M

Aug 07, 2018

Loved this course! Looking foward to new ones!

By Prashant S

Feb 11, 2017

I really enjoyed learning from Dr Lina Cavaco.