A 'One Health' Perspective of Antimicrobial Resistance CPD Course
About the Course
In this course, we take a ‘One Health’ approach to understanding antimicrobial resistance: We consider the important roles that humans, animals, and the environment play in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is therefore recognised as a significant global threat to healthcare and society. AMR is a leading cause of death globally and has been referred to as a ‘silent pandemic’. Recent estimates suggest that 5 million people die each year from antibacterial resistant infections, with the cumulative impact upon the global economy placed at $100 trillion by the year 2050. AMR was added to the UK National Risk Register in 2014, alongside climate change, pandemic influenza, and terrorism.
Nationally, the UK Government has recognised the importance of understanding AMR across humans, animals and the environment (One Health), and refer to this approach in several policy documents, including their 5-year AMR National Action Plan, their 20-year Vision for AMR, and in their Health and Environment communiqués for the recent G7 summit. A One Health approach to tackling AMR has also been identified as pivotal internationally by the World Health Organization in their report ‘World Leaders Call for Action’ and the United Nations and the Food & Agricultural Organisation, to name a few.
Throughout the course, you will engage with experts involved in improving our ability to suppress the spread of antimicrobial resistance, including industry professionals and government practitioners involved in translating research into policy and practice.
Who is it for?
This course requires no prior knowledge of microbiology and is therefore ideal for those who are new to the topic or are taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and tackling antimicrobial resistance. It will be particularly suitable to:
Professionals, organisations, and teams with AMR in their portfolio
Early-career researchers/postgraduate researchers undertaking research
Delivery Dates and Format
Pre-reading week: 1st November
Virtual Teaching via Zoom: 8th, 15th, 22nd &29th November (13:00 –17:00)
What will you learn?
Key concepts in the topic of antimicrobial resistance
Understand the role that the environment, animals, and humans play in the spread of antimicrobial resistance
How to make research useful for different stakeholders including industry, government, researchers and others
Pre-reading week – Week 1st November
Virtual Teaching: 8th, 15th, 22nd,29th November (13:00 –17:00)
Venue: Online via Zoom