Tackling the Global Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance through Professional Online Development
What's antimicrobial resistance and how can we detect it? Explore the clinical relevance of AMR and the methods used to detect it.
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing global health issues today, with drug resistant infections becoming more prevalent worldwide. In the UK alone, we have increasing rates of MRSA due to AMR, with a more complex situation prevalent in low and middle-income countries where general infection rates are higher, and already more difficult to control.
What role does genomics play in tackling this global problem?
Genomic techniques provide new approaches for AMR surveillance, enabling researchers to analyse how antimicrobial resistance genes emerge and develop in bacterial populations.
In this latest online course – Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens, delivered by Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (in partnership with FutureLearn), you can explore the laboratory techniques used to study AMR, as well as the latest bioinformatics tools currently transforming the response to AMR .
What’s exciting about this FREE online course?
This exciting new course is the first time Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences has delivered online learning approaches to practical laboratory techniques, through a series of videos and interactive exercises, including an opportunity to measure bacterial growth in a digital space.
You will also hear from Dame Sally Davies – UK’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, as well as from leading AMR researchers from Cambridge University, and international experts, through a range of course interviews.
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the role of genomics in tackling AMR from research, diagnostics and surveillance perspectives, as well as the principles and practice of AMR Quality Assurance. It’s also a practical way to explore bioinformatics tools used to analyse AMR at the genomic level. Practitioners and researchers from all over the world will be sharing their perspectives and experiences, with opportunities for bioinformaticians and microbiologists to learn from each other.
This course will also be of interest and support to researchers, academics, and healthcare professionals looking for training and development opportunities on AMR.
I look at tackling antimicrobial resistance as saving humankind
Prof Sam Kariuki, Director of the Centre for Microbiology Research at KEMRI, Kenya - (A leading AMR researchers in Africa)