Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa

FutureLearn Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy , College of Medicine - University of Lagos and Infection Control Africa Network
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
3 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Learn how to tackle antimicrobial resistance in Africa

Communicable diseases remain to be a leading cause of death in African countries (WHO). This course will look at the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and how best to tackle it.

You’ll explore the burden of antimicrobial resistance in Africa and the importance of microbiology investigations in antibiotic therapy.

You’ll learn about antibiotic misuse and overuse as a driver of antimicrobial resistance and how to develop antibiotic guidelines.

Finally, you’ll evaluate the strategies that have been implemented in African hospitals and make more effective use of antimicrobials.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals and policymakers involved in the prevention, treatment and management of infectious diseases.

What topics will you cover?
  • The global versus African burden of resistance, importance of microbiology investigations before or during antibiotic therapy
  • Antibiotic misuse and overuse as a driver of antimicrobial resistance
  • Strengthening the ICAN network to support stewardship and infection prevention
  • Basic interventions /tools to support stewardship
  • How to develop antibiotic guidelines and policies
  • Incorporating antimicrobial stewardship into hospital infection control programs
  • Using Education and feedback to change behaviour for antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control

Taught by
Oyinlola Oduyebo
Author
FutureLearn
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