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Basic Antimicrobial Resistance

Program Overview

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the current debate and thinking surrounding antimicrobial resistance in modern public health
  2. Skilfully practice various functions of antimicrobial stewardship
  3. Detect and manage antimicrobial resistance
  4. Apply various measures to prevent the transmission of organisms in health care setting

Training Courses

Participants in this program complete the following four courses:

  1. Introduction to Public Health
  2. Antimicrobial stewardship-Level 1
  3. Antimicrobial Resistance-Level 1
  4. Infection Control-Level 1

Field Work

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:

  1. Conduct a stakeholder analysis
  2. Analyze antibiotic resistance patterns by conducting a retrospective analysis of a common infection (e.g. UTI)

Targeted Group

This program is designed for healthcare professionalswhich 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

  1. In-class method
  2. Blended learning method
  • Number of Coursers: 4
  • Duration: 3 months

Accredited By


Participant who complete the three-month program requirements will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma Certificate (PGDC).

Courses in this Program


Introduction to Public Health

  • Duration 30 Learning Hours
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Antimicrobial Stewardship-Level 1

  • Duration 30 Learning Hours
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Antimicrobial Resistance-Level 1

  • Duration 30 Learning Hours
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Infection Control-Level 1

  • Duration 30 Learning Hours
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