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Drug ResistanceAntimicrobialGenomeMicrobiology

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
20 minutes to complete

Welcome to the course

This module is basically a welcome to the course were you can find information on the Course structure, the contents you will be learning in the next modules, the grading, and introduction to the instructors and to the teaching material....
1 video (Total 10 min), 1 reading
1 video
1 reading
NOTE: This version has been added an additional module on detection of Specific resistances10m
1 hour to complete

Module A- Antimicrobial and antimicrobial action

Antimicrobials and antimicrobial action ( includes two lectures and one quiz). Here you will learn a lot about antibiotics/ antimicrobials and you will know more about:what they are, where do they come from, what are the major groups and how can we classify them, how do they have an effect, how do they act on the bacterial cells...
2 videos (Total 41 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Lecture 2- Antimicrobials and antimicrobial action16m
1 practice exercise
Quizz Lectures 1-2 (antimicrobials)10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module B - Antimicrobials and resistance

This module containd information about antimicrobials and the development of resistance in bacteria including causes for resistance and their mechanisms, as well as an insight in how resistance disseminates and how it can be selected....
4 videos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 4- Antimicrobials and resistance- causes and mechanisms14m
Lecture 5- Antimicrobial resistance- emergence and dissemination12m
Lecture 6- Antimicrobials and resistance - selection8m
1 practice exercise
Q2- Quizz Lectures 3-6 (antimicrobial resistance)10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module C- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing

This module deals with antimicrobial susceptibility testing in the laboratory: its importance and use, descriptions of the methods and their applications and detailed descriptions of the procedures applied for the main methods....
5 videos (Total 108 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 8- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing- methods17m
Lecture 9- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing- disk diffusion18m
Lecture 10- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing- agar dilution34m
Lecture 11- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing- broth dilution19m
1 practice exercise
Q3- Quizz Lectures 7-11 (AST)12m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Module D- Interpretation

This module gives practical insight on how to interpret antimicrobial susceptibility results....
1 video (Total 29 min), 1 quiz
1 practice exercise
Q4- Quizz Lecture 12 (interpretation AST)8m
1 hour to complete

Module E- Quality assurance

This module is dedicated to Quality management and Quality assurance (QA/ Quality control (QC) procedures and use of QC strains to assure the qulaity of results of antimicrobial susceptibility testing: importance, elements and principles....
2 videos (Total 33 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Lecture 14- Quality assurance when doing antimicrobial susceptibility testing22m
1 practice exercise
Q5- Quizz Lectures 13-14 (Quality assurance)6m
Week
5
1 hour to complete

Module F- Alternatives to AST- Genome analysis tools

As alternative to the phenotypical methods, the researcher might decide to use genotypically based methods to identify genes of interest. in the lectures of this module we present the Resfinder tool which may be used to find resistance mechanisms ( genes and in the future versions also specific point mutations)from Whole genome sequences of bacteria of interest. The second Lecture is a demonstration of the My DB Finder which can be used to identify genes of interest defined by the user from Whole genome sequence data....
2 videos (Total 23 min), 1 quiz
2 videos
Lecture 16- My Database Finder (MyDbFinder) tool principles and applications10m
1 practice exercise
Q6- Quizz Lectures 15-16 (WGS tools)20m
1 hour to complete

Module G- specific resistances

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4 videos (Total 48 min), 1 quiz
4 videos
Beta-lactam resistance in staphylococcus aureus: MRSA13m
Colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae12m
Closing remarks to course completion3m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 730m
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By DJNov 15th 2016

It was really a good lectures and please I want to know about my certificate in have already purchased this course and submitted all\n\nThe documents let me know when will I get my certificate .

By AASep 24th 2017

This i very good course. i recommended to all microbiology and molecular biology students. All three teachers are very good. specially last week lecture about molecular detection of MRSA. CRE.

Instructors

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Lina Cavaco

Ext Associate Professor
Copenhagen University- ICMM /Statens Serum Institut - Department for Bacteria, Parasites and Fungi
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Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon

PostDoc
Research Group for Genomic Epidemiology, DTU Food
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Rene S. Hendriksen

Professor, PhD
Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Research Group of Genomic Epidemiology

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