Introduction to Practical Microbiology – Microbiology Course
Discover the basics of microbiology and antimicrobials and practical laboratory techniques in this online course by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC).
Who is the course for?
This course is for healthcare professionals, laboratory personnel, anti-infectives commercial staff, researchers, students or others in training.
The course is intended for those with some basic knowledge of microbiology, but this is not a prerequisite.
What topics will you cover?
The basics of microbes, including classification, structure, their roles, and sites of infection.
Antimicrobial classification and basic mechanisms, PK/PD, and how to increase efficacy of antimicrobials.
Antimicrobial resistance – definitions, mechanisms, drivers, co-resistance, and how ‘superbugs’ occur. Antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial use principles.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing – laboratory techniques and how to use the information/data gained.
Capacity and capability of resources – what can be done with both low resources and situations where resources are more available.