The Basic Antimicrobial Resistance Program equips participants with the important skills needed to address antimicrobial resistance in modern public health. The overall objective of this program is to equip health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to combat antimicrobial resistance. The program’s total duration is three months comprising five weeks of in-class study and seven weeks of field work supervised by a dedicated mentor.
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the current debate and thinking surrounding antimicrobial resistance in modern public health
- Skilfully practice various functions of antimicrobial stewardship
- Detect and manage antimicrobial resistance
- Apply various measures to prevent the transmission of organisms in health care setting
Participants spend seven weeks in the field in order to be exposed to real-life situations and to practice the skills they gain with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. The following field projects are expected to be conducted during the field work period:
- Conduct a stakeholder analysis
- Analyze antibiotic resistance patterns by conducting a retrospective analysis of a common infection (e.g. UTI)
This program is designed for healthcare professionals, which include: physicians in family medicine, surgeons, primary care, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, and emergency medicine as well as pharmacists, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and allied health professionals. This course will also be valuable for those looking for a career in antimicrobial stewardship.
Training Delivery Method
- In-class method
- Blended learning method
Participant who complete the three-month program requirements will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma Certificate (PGDC).