The free online course “Antibiotic Resistance: the Silent Tsunami” introduces the concepts of antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to meet this global health threat.
Understand antibiotic resistance and how to take action
Over the four weeks of the course, you will:
- Learn about the mechanisms behind the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
- Gain insight into the current situation.
- Take part of real-life stories told by patients, doctors and other experts.
This knowledge will help you to understand what challenges we are facing, but also what preventative actions and other control mechanisms we can implement to limit the impact of antibiotic resistance on our society.
“In my profession, it´s necessary to stay up to date about antibiotic resistance. The MOOC “Antibiotic Resistance: the Silent Tsunami” gave me a holistic view on antibiotic resistance, and helped me to put knowledge into practice in my ongoing business. I´m very pleased!”
-Britta Ekman, Sustainability and Quality Assurance Manager, Sweden
Examine the development and use of antibiotics worldwide
Misuse of antibiotics worldwide has eroded their efficacy and antibiotic-resistant bacteria rapidly emerge and spread across the globe. At the same time, the pipeline of new antibiotics is now almost dry.
As we progress through the weeks, we will also discuss:
- the modest development of new antibiotics
- the urgent need for innovation
- the dilemma of how to simultaneously address the access to and the excessive use of antibiotics in low- and middle-income countries.
This course will give you the tools to understand how antibiotic resistance unfolds, and how it can best be managed, controlled and prevented at both the societal and individual level.
Who is the course for?
The course is suitable for members of the public, students, health professionals or other experts who want to gain a broader understanding of antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to meet this global health threat. A glossary will be provided to help those who are new to the subject understand scientific words and concepts.
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“Antibiotic Resistance: the Silent Tsunami” starts on Monday 24 April.
Join the conversation in social media
Use the hashtag #FLantibioticresistance to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.
The course is hosted by FutureLearn and has been developed by ReAct and Uppsala University.
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- Professor Larsson on India’s National Action Plan on AMR and emissions from antibiotics production
- India’s new National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
- Professor Otto Cars to serve as Expert in UN Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a Research Associate
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- Boston Consulting Group report shies away from addressing affordable access and stewardship
- WHO Releases Priority Pathogens List
- Antibiotic Smart Use project nominated for global UN Award
- European Commission diagnostic prize winner announced
- Recap of WHO 140th Executive Board meeting
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