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FutureLearn Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy via FutureLearn

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  1. FutureLearn
    The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    3 hours/week
    3 weeks
    Paid Certificate Available
    Identify, diagnose and treat gram negative bacterial infections.
    Gram negative bacteria (GNB) are a group of bacteria that can cause infection and toxic reaction in patients, yet are difficult to differentiate and treat with antibiotics due to their structure.

    This online course - led by experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) - looks at this challenge. You’ll explore the microbiology of gram-negative bacteria, and find out how to identify, classify, diagnose and treat GNB infections.

    You’ll also look at occurrences of GNB and antibiotic resistance worldwide, and understand the impact they have on health and economic outcomes.

    This course is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for infection management.

    No special resources are required for this course.

    What topics will you cover?
    • The microbiology of Gram Negative Bacteria to enable diagnosis of infections.
    • The identification and classification of clinical infections associated with common Gram Negative Bacteria
    • The occurrence of resistance - epidemiology and basic mechanisms of resistance, locally and globally.
    • The key objectives and principles of treatment, including negative consequences.
    • The appropriateness of treatment agents.
    • The burden and impact of GNB infections on health and economic outcomes.

    Taught by
    Jose Ramon Paño Pardo, Lilian Abbo and Rossana Rosa

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