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Fleming Fund Online AMR Course
The Fleming Fund, in partnership with the Open University, is releasing a free online course comprised of 25 technical online modules, including videos, diagrams, reflective activities, self-assessment questions and quizzes.
Each module should take up to 6 hours to complete, but students can work through them at their own pace. Participants can also choose to complete a study pathway that suggests enrolment in a specific series of modules according to a student's profession or current role. Click the "view PDF" button for more information around pathways.
At the end of each module (apart from the first one) participants will be awarded a digital badge. Digital badges are like a certificate: they demonstrate that a skill has been gained and are evidence of a student's work and achievement on the module. You can download them and share them on your social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. The following modules have been released by the Open University:
- AMR Surveillance & You: identify the skills and areas of knowledge needed to develop in your role and to reflect on how learning in other modules can change your working practice in relation to AMR.
- The Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: gain insight into our understanding of prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, learn about hygiene theory, germ theory and the discovery of antibiotics.
- Introducing Antimicrobial Resistance: explore how antibiotics can exert powerful antibacterial effects, focusing on the different modes of antibiotic action.
- Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Explore disk diffusion, MICs and breakpoints and understand relevant international guidelines
- Quality Assurance & AMR Surveillance: Learn key principles of laboratory quality assurance, quality control and quality management systems
- Introducing a One Health Approach to AMR: Improve your understanding of One Health and the Tripartite (WHO, FAO and OIE)
- Introducing AMR Surveillance Systems: Get an introduction to local, national and global AMR surveillance networks and learn more about the One Health approach to surveillance design
- Fundamentals of Data for AMR: Review the importance of data in an AMR system and concepts of error and bias
Further modules will be released in the coming months. To find out more about the release dates, click on the "View PDF" button that appears on the screen.