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The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

The Role of Antifungal Stewardship

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy via FutureLearn


Learn how fungi can cause disease and explore effective forms of treatment

Fungal diseases affect millions of people worldwide each year. Antifungal stewardship helps ensure antifungal agents are prescribed correctly to achieve the best patient outcome.

On this course, you will investigate the benefits of antifungal stewardship through case studies that feature successful strategies. You will cover basic mycology and common fungal diseases as well as look at ways to treat fungal diseases like candidemia. By completing this course, you will be able to use your knowledge in a clinical setting.


This course is designed for any healthcare professional involved with caring for patients who may experience fungal disease. This may be in a primary care or hospital setting.


  • Introducing Fungi
    • Welcome and Introduction
    • Fungal Disease
    • End of Week 1
  • Fungal Diseases
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Case 2: Disseminated Candidosis
    • Case 3: Invasive Aspergillosis
    • End of Week 2
  • Antifungal Stewardship
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • Antifungal Resistance
    • Antifungal Stewardship
    • Stewardship Discussion
    • End of Week 3

Taught by

Debbie Cockayne


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