Certificate of Achievement

Etner Bassal

has completed the following course:

Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

Wellcome Connecting Science

The course covered bacterial genomes and pathogenic bacteria, genome sequencing technology, genomic epidemiology, disease outbreaks, and antimicrobial resistance. The course focused on how bacteria evolve to become effective pathogens and how genome sequencing and signatures of evolution are used: to identify and track the spread of pathogenic and drug resistant bacteria in communities and between countries, and in the prevention of antimicrobial resistance.

The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has accredited this course for 9 Continuing Professional Development credits. This applies to medical staff and clinical scientists in career grade posts who are enrolled with one of the Royal Colleges for CPD purposes.

3 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Treasa Creavin

Head of Conferences and Online Training

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences

Professor Nicholas Thomson

Group Leader, Bacterial Genomics and Evolution

Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome Genome Campus

97%
overall score

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explain why some bacteria are pathogenic
  • Explore the structure of bacterial genomes
  • Describe the uses of different genome sequencing technologies
  • Investigate how genome data are used to track the spread of bacterial disease
  • Discuss the role of genome sequencing in stopping the spread of antimicrobial resistance

Syllabus

• Diseases caused by bacteria
• What bacterial genomes look like
• Genome sequencing technology
• Mechanisms of transmission and resistance
• Genomic epidemiology – tracking the spread of bacterial pathogens
• Antimicrobial resistance

Accreditation

The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has accredited this course for 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. This applies to medical staff and clinical scientists in career grade posts who are enrolled with one of the Royal Colleges for CPD purposes.

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Issued on 2nd November 2021

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Bacterial Genomes: Disease Outbreaks and Antimicrobial Resistance

Wellcome Connecting Science