Food Chain Antimicrobial Resistance
Explore how antibiotic in farming contributes towards resistant bacteria in our food chain and how to solve this issue in University of Nottingham’s online course.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in antibiotics, food and farming, and how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will affect our lives in the future. We aim to give you up-to-date information on the key issues in this topic, along with the opinions of leading experts from the world of industry, academia, medicine/veterinary medicine and government.
For those keen to learn more about this area, we also offer a more in-depth online course on Poultry Health, in which we explore how disease can be controlled in the poultry industry
a sector that is particularly susceptible to the challenges of antimicrobial resistance.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe the connection between antibiotic use and the development of antibiotic resistance.
Describe the mechanisms and dynamics of transfer of resistant bacteria within and along the food chain, as well as describe the environmental impact of the use of antimicrobials.
Appraise current legislation and policy in relation to controlling usage of antimicrobials in the food chain.
Identify alternative approaches to infection control not involving antibiotics.