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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 Honida.J.Younis J

May 4, 2017

i get perfect information about antimicrobial resistance ...thank you

By Sandra I P A

Mar 26, 2018

Great course focused on Antimicrobial Testing for microbiologic labs

By Laura W L

Aug 3, 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 1, 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 Juan Y Z A

Aug 10, 2021

Great course !, it helped me a lot in my biotechnology degree. :D

By urvi c

Feb 2, 2021

I like this course and expand my knowledge in microbial activity

By Chris V G

Feb 6, 2018

A Good introduction to this important field of medical research.

By Rohan W

Jan 26, 2021

Good length lectures with clear explanation from the lecturers.

By Mutaz M A A

Mar 5, 2020

great course with helpful information related to microbiology

By Diana R

May 2, 2017

Very good complete introduction to a very important subject!!

By Diana C P C

Jun 5, 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.


Aug 5, 2020

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

By paola g

Aug 22, 2017

great way to learn the basics of antimicrobial resistance

By Huma S

Jul 2, 2020

Informative course and the lectures were really v good.

By Roselin.P

Jun 9, 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 Genese D C

Nov 11, 2020

This course was very informative and easy to follow.

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