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Antimicrobial Resistance-Level 2


AMR surveillance is the cornerstone for assessing the burden of AMR and for providing the necessary information for action in support of local, national and global strategies. One of the five strategic objectives of the global antimicrobial resistance action plan that has been adopted by the sixty-eight World Health Assembly is to strengthen the evidence base through enhanced global surveillance and research. The goal of this course is to equip the candidate with knowledge and skills that enabling them to collect, analyze and share the data on AMR at a global level, in order to inform decision making, drive local, national and regional action, provide the evidence base for action and advocacy.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Work with antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship multidisciplinary teams
  2. Practice the international standard for laboratory practice
  3. Conduct monitoring, evaluation and development of AMR Surveillance
  4. Design AMR surveillance system

Course Outline

  1. International Health Regulation (IHR) core components
  2. International standards for laboratory practices
  3. Laboratory and biosafety
  4. Standard precautions
  5. Introduction to AMR surveillance
  6. Role of the laboratory in AMR surveillance
  7. Steps to establishing AMR surveillance
  8. Technical component for AMR surveillance
  9. WHO Methodology on Antimicrobial Consumption Monitoring

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.