Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance - FREE COURSE

Provider: FutureLearn
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Description Understand antimicrobial resistance and how antimicrobial stewardship can slow down or reduce its occurrence. This free online course starts on 28 September.
Duration 6 weeks

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

The World Health Organisation when reporting on the escalating threat of antimicrobial resistance [AMR] warned that without urgent action we’re heading for an era in which common infections, which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades, can kill once more. In some parts of the world this sadly is already a reality.

Understand antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance.

This free online course will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it everyday. Although the focus is for prescribing in the hospital setting the skill set can be applied and adapted to other healthcare settings. the intention of the course is to stimulate and encourage further inquiry and learning in this important area.

Improve antibiotic prescribing

Designed for healthcare professionals this six-week course will inform you about - and empower you to provide - safe, high quality antibiotic use.

You’ll interact with colleagues globally, to understand what antibiotic resistance means - and why the World Economic Forum has placed it alongside terrorism and climate change on its global risk register.

You’ll develop the skills and interventions that underpin antimicrobial stewardship, learning to promote responsible prescribing to reduce variation in practice, reduce waste and harm from antibiotic overuse and misuse thereby enhancing patient safety and outcomes.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Learn with healthcare professionals globally

Delivered by the University of Dundee in partnership with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and FutureLearn this is a truly global course, enabling you to meet and learn from professionals working across a range of healthcare communities and economies.

Why not join along with other colleagues and team members in your healthcare setting and learn together.

How users/participants can evaluate success

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised, printed certificate to show that you’ve taken part.

Follow-up activities and support

Use the hashtag #AbxSteward to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.


This course starts on 28 September and runs for 6 weeks.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.