A variety of online courses, training manuals, and teaching modules are available that address different issues related to antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
A selection of available open source materials are collected in the tables below. To help navigation, resources specific for different topics are collected in separate tables:
- Food production
- Educating providers
- Infection prevention and control
- Rational use and stewardship
|Antibiotic Resistance: the Silent Tsunami
||This open online course on antibiotic resistance developed by ReAct and Uppsala University gives an overview on how misuse of antibiotics worldwide have lead to the rapid emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria and how to take action.
|Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome
||A massive open online course (MOOC) giving a tour of the human gut and its microscopic inhabitants developed by the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado System.
||Educational modules that can be helpful during a handwashing behavioral change program. Presented by the Global Handwashing Partnership.
|Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
||Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on understanding infectious diseases – what they are, how they spread, and how they can be prevented, including how antibiotic resistance evolves.
|Antimicrobial resistance – theory and methods
||This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provides basic definitions and an overview of antimicrobials; their use, the emergence and spread of resistance including how bacteria become resistant and mechanisms of action. It covers methods for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and detection of specific resistance in the microbiological laboratories. It also shows how to use genomic analysis tools to detect resistance genes.
Resources specific for food production
How to educate providers
|WHO Competency Framework for Health Workers’ Education and Training on Antimicrobial Resistance
||This framework from WHO outlines core and additional competencies for health workers in regards to antimicrobial resistance, and is a reference guide for academic institutions, educators, accreditation bodies, regulatory agencies and health policy- and decision-making authorities. The purpose is to guide the education and training of health workers.
|How to educate prescribers in antimicrobial stewardship practices
||A description of the needs for education. professional curriculums should include principles of microbiology, infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology, with emphasis on the principles of prudent prescribing.
|Understanding and changing human behaviour-antibiotic mainstreaming as an approach to facilitate modification of provider and consumer behaviour
||This paper addresses: 1) Situations where human behaviour is involved in relation to antibiotics, focusing on providers and consumers; 2) Theories about human behaviour and factors influencing behaviour in relation to antibiotics; 3) How behaviour in relation to antibiotics can change; and, 4) Antibiotic mainstreaming as an approach to facilitate changes in human behaviour as regards antibiotics.
|Strengthening Pre-service Pharmacy Training on Rational Medicine Use and Antimicrobial Resistance
||This technical report describes the innovative design of the Rational Medicine Use and AMR theme within the Pharmacy Practice curriculum, illustrates the more engaged teaching-learning experience and provides concrete materials developed for this purpose.
|Behavioral Approach to Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing in Hospitals
||Article describing an intervention on appropriate antibiotic prescribing grounded in behavioral theory. A root cause analysis of inappropriate prescribing was performed, and then prescribers were offered a free choice of how to improve their antimicrobial prescribing based on this analysis. The Root Cause Analysis Interview Topic List can be found in supplemental content.
|Theory at a Glance: A Guide For Health Promotion Practice
||This guide describes influential theories of health-related behaviours, process of shaping behaviour, and the effects of community and environmental factors on behaviour.
|How to change practice: Understand, identify and overcome barriers to change
||A guide giving practical advice on how to encourage healthcare professionals to change their practice in line with the latest guidance, provided by the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program.
|National Quality Partners Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care
||The Playbook helps hospitals and health systems strengthen existing antibiotic stewardship initiatives or create antibiotic stewardship programs from the ground up. It is a complementary resource to CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. The Playbook offers practical strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals.
Infection prevention and control
|Patient Safety Curriculum Guide Multi-professional Edition
||A manual aimed at health care educators and students. It contains ready-to-teach, patient safety programmes that can be used as a whole or on a per topic basis. Topic 9 in part B: Infection Prevention and Control focuses on the prevention of health care associated infections (teaching slides can be found here). Available in Chinese, Czech, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish.
|Infection Prevention and Control: A guide for health professionals in low-resource settings
||Free online e-book for training in infection prevention and control in resource-limited settings.
|Clean Care is Safer Care: Tools for training and education
||Training material from WHO on hand hygiene, including:
- Hand hygiene training Films
- Slides for education sessions for trainers and health care workers
- Hand hygiene technical reference manual to train health care workers
|Partnering to Heal
||Computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for health professionals, students, and patient advocates. The focus is on effective communication about infection control practices and ideas for creating a “culture of safety” in healthcare institutions to keep patients from getting sicker. Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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