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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 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 Juanes D

Jan 5, 2023

Excelente curso, buen material, se aprende mucho.

By Bavani L

May 20, 2020

thank you so much,Nice got many important answers


Apr 14, 2022

Nice lectures and a very good session.Thank you.

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 Oluwaseun O

Jan 20, 2023

Great resource . I am happy to take this course

By Preethi M

Aug 14, 2022

good great experience learnt many new concepts.

By Toygar P

Dec 17, 2020

Brief and nice way to learn about this subject.

By srivathsa

Oct 9, 2016

It improved my understanding of drug resistance


Dec 7, 2020

Excelent course for a very interesting subject

By Maria C M

Aug 7, 2018

Loved this course! Looking foward to new ones!

By Prashant S

Feb 11, 2017

I really enjoyed learning from Dr Lina Cavaco.

By Cristina S B A

May 23, 2020

Amazing!! Thanks for all imformation supplied

By Raynuka N

Jun 27, 2016

vital information suitable for the workforce.

By Emmanuel I B

Oct 9, 2019

Great introduction to AMR theory and methods

By ማሻ አ ቲ M T

Oct 7, 2019

greatful lecture delivery by Lina.

Thank you.

By aurelia

Oct 2, 2022

Great and easy explanation of the topics!!

By Wisdom T N

Jun 6, 2020

Great insight into antimicrobial resistance

By Jonas R d R

Feb 14, 2020

muito bom, me ajudou muito em microbiologia

By Fabiola P P

Sep 19, 2020

I really loved this course, was so useful.

By Jorge A Z A

Sep 12, 2020

Excelente curso, explicaciones muy claras.

By Mathilde R

Jun 19, 2020

Thank you! It was great and very useful :)