Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys


This course, developed by the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, is part of a series of short, clinically focused courses to improve antibiotic prescribing. Point Prevalence Surveys are an important tool for healthcare professionals to use to accomplish this locally, nationally and globally. The course leads learners through how to undertake a PPS, who needs to be involved, what data to collect and how to analyse and share this with colleagues for improvement.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week

Professor Dilip Nathwani, OBE

Sponsor - President of the

The British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Mr William Malcolm

Course lead - Pharmaceutical adviser for NHS Health Protection Scotland,

NHS National Services, Scotland.


Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of measuring antimicrobial consumption.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how PPS work within the context of antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
  • Evaluate the data to collect and why.
  • Assess the training needed to undertake a PPS.
  • Identify the human resources required to undertake a PPS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of data capture, analysis and presentation.
  • Evaluate the limitations of PPS.
  • Apply learning to drive improvements in antibiotic prescribing.


  • The importance of measurement in antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
  • The benefits of conducting a PPS.
  • The types of data collected.
  • The importance of feedback of results to drive improvements in antibiotic prescribing.
  • Key messages from success stories across the globe.

This course has been approved by The Royal College of Pathologists at a level of 4 credits.

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys