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Bacterial Genomes: Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacterial Pathogens

Wellcome Genome Campus via FutureLearn

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Explore the challenges of AMR and learn how experts work to address them

AMR is a public health emergency. Global projections predict the loss of nearly 10 million lives and up to $100 trillion lost in global production by 2050. According to the United Nations and the WHO, AMR requires immediate international action.

On this course, you will explore the historical and epidemiological aspects of antibiotics and AMR, and recognise its clinical significance.

You will explore the role of genomics in tackling AMR from research, diagnostic and surveillance perspectives, as well as the principles and practice of AMR Quality Assurance.

This course is designed for researchers and healthcare professionals interested in infectious diseases, epidemics and the problem of microbial resistance. It will help those with backgrounds in microbiology or bioinformatics to work together.

No prior learning is required, but it is recommended learners with no previous knowledge of AMR take the introductory FutureLearn course, Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and AMR.

No previously installed software is required. You may be required to access websites to use bioinformatics tools.

Taught by

Rachel Berkson


4.3 rating, based on 3 Class Central reviews

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    Maria Tencheva
    This is a very useful course for anyone interested in the topic matter. I recommend taking it only if you have a decent amount of background knowledge, as some of the concepts introduced can be challenging to understand (and there is quite a bit of terminology). Overall, a great course which includes introductions to websites and apps, but can be a bit wordy at times.
  • Anonymous
    This is a comprehensive course covering a whole lot of topics which are not even covered in conventional class room courses of biotechnology or microbiology at some master degree level degree offering Universities.
  • Anonymous
    The course is very much important as related to medicine. And the certificate will help one greatly in carrying out health related issues

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