Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

FutureLearn Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Wellcome Genome Campus
Effort
3 hours/week
Length
3 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Course Certificate
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Overview
The increase in resistance of harmful bacteria to antibiotics is a major global threat to health. Here we explore bacterial genomes and the use of genome sequencing to identify and track these drug resistant bacteria. Join us to discover how genome research is helping scientists and healthcare professionals track disease outbreaks and prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’.

This course will be of interest to scientists, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and bioinformaticians. The course offers all learners an opportunity to learn about genomes, disease, and antimicrobial resistance. You require no previous knowledge of genome science to complete the course.

What topics will you cover?
• Diseases caused by bacteria
• What bacterial genomes look like
• Genome sequencing technology
• Mechanisms of transmission and resistance
• Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens
• Antimicrobial resistance

Taught by
Dr. Adam Reid
Author
FutureLearn
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