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University of East Anglia

Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn


Get practical guidance on infection control in health and social care settings

This online course will explore the growing problem of antimicrobial-resistant infections in health and social care settings.

You’ll find out how infectious diseases are acquired and spread, and how this contributes to the global risk of antimicrobial resistance.

The course will enable you to understand why effective infection control measures will allow us to combat the growing problem of antimicrobial resistant infections. It will also offer practical guidance on how to protect patients, clients and residents from acquiring healthcare-associated infections.

This course is designed for health and social care professionals who are involved in the day-to-day care of clients, residents and patients.


  • The global threat of antibiotic resistance
    • Introduction to the course
    • The global problem of antimicrobial resistance
    • Introducing microbes
  • Combatting antibiotic resistance (general)
    • Introduction to Week 2
    • Infections in the workplace
    • Transmission of infection
    • Infection control
  • Combatting antibiotic resistance (personal)
    • Introduction
    • Preventing antimicrobial infection
    • Good hand hygiene
    • Combating antimicrobial infections
    • Using antibiotics safely to combat infection
    • End of course summary

Taught by

Laura Bowater


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