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Free Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship - Enrollment now open

19-Jun-2015

Enrollment is now open for a free online course on Antimicrobial Stewardship delivered by the University of Dundee in partnership with the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and FutureLearn. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance focuses on one of the world's emerging health problems; by 2050 there will be an estimated 10m deaths from antibiotic resistant bacteria, more than all the deaths from road traffic accidents or cancer. We face an era in which common infections that have been treatable with antibiotics kill once more. The course is targeted at a global audience of healthcare professionals with an active interest and prior experience in the prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious disease. It aims to encourage hubs of expertise, running three times a year. The course will help participants understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how it can be applied everyday. This truly global course is now open for enrolment for a September start.

Professor Dilip Nathwani, President Elect of BSAC, Honorary Professor of Infection at the University of Dundee and Consultant Physician in NHS Tayside, said, “Free online courses offer an innovative way to educate healthcare professionals across the globe on the issue of antimicrobial resistance and how we can best tackle it, including making better and more effective use of antibiotics- the concept of antimicrobial stewardship.”

Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal for Learning & Teaching at the University said “Our massive open online courses strategy is driven by our core purpose of transforming lives locally and globally, and our commitment to widening access to education. They will also raise the profile of the University and the city of Dundee nationally and internationally.”