Massive Open Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Delivered by the University of Dundee in partnership with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, the Massive Open Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship  is a truly global course that will enable participants to meet and learn from professionals working across a range of healthcare communities and economies.

It is an open access, free online course to help healthcare professionals understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how it can be applied to everyday practice.   The course focusses on prescribing in the hospital setting, but offers a skill set that 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.

Designed for healthcare professionals, the six-week course will inform learners about – and empower them to provide – safe, high-quality antibiotic use.  Learners will 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.

Learners will develop the skills and interventions that underpin antimicrobial stewardship, learning to promote responsible prescribing, to reduce variation in practice, and waste and harm from antibiotic overuse and misuse, thereby enhancing patient safety and outcomes.  All participants are encouraged to invite colleagues and team members in their healthcare setting to join and learn together?

The course opened on the 28th September 2015 and will run at intervals throughout 2016 and 2017.  Further information can be accessed here.

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