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The Role of Antifungal Stewardship

Explore the role and benefits of antifungal stewardship on this online course for healthcare professionals.

3,951 enrolled on this course


The Role of Antifungal Stewardship

3,951 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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Learn how fungi can cause disease and explore effective forms of treatment

Fungal diseases affect millions of people worldwide each year. Antifungal stewardship helps ensure antifungal agents are prescribed correctly to achieve the best patient outcome.

On this course, you will investigate the benefits of antifungal stewardship through case studies that feature successful strategies. You will cover basic mycology and common fungal diseases as well as look at ways to treat fungal diseases like candidemia. By completing this course, you will be able to use your knowledge in a clinical setting.



  • Week 1

    Introducing Fungi

    • Welcome and Introduction

      This first activity introduces you to the course and educators and provides some useful tools for use during the course.

    • Fungal Disease

      This section provides background information on what different types of fungi there are and how they can cause disease. This section also introduces the learner to diagnostic tests and how fungal disease are treated.

    • End of Week 1

      Well done for completing week 1! In this section you will find a quiz covering learning points from week 1 as well as a week end summary. We look forward to seeing you in week 2.

  • Week 2

    Fungal Diseases

    • Welcome to Week 2

      Welcome to week 2 of The Role of Antifungal Stewardship. This week will go through two main fungal disease from presentation to treatment.

    • Case 2: Disseminated Candidosis

      In this section you will be taken through a case study of a patient leading to a diagnosis of Candidosis

    • Case 3: Invasive Aspergillosis

      In this section you will be taken through a case study of a patient which results in a diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis.

    • End of Week 2

      You've made it to the end of Week 2. Now it's time to reflect on the week and get prepared for Week 3.

  • Week 3

    Antifungal Stewardship

    • Welcome to Week 3

      Welcome to week 3 of The Role of Antifungal Stewardship. This week will go through antifungal stewardship and how it applies to three previous case studies.

    • Antifungal Resistance

      In this section you will go through antifungal resistance, how it occurs and get to discuss your experiences of antifungal resistance.

    • Antifungal Stewardship

      This section will go through Antifungal Stewardship and how it applies in the case studies previously covered.

    • Stewardship Discussion

      In this section, learners can discuss Antifungal stewardship in their local setting and how it can be improved.

    • End of Week 3

      Almost there! Complete these final steps to finish the course.

Who is this accredited by?

Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Pathologists:

The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.

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On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe what the main antifungal agents and their clinical implications are and when therapeutic drug monitoring is indicated
  • Develop a good basic understanding of common fungal diseases
  • Develop knowledge of the diagnostic approaches used to diagnose fungal infections and be aware of their limitations
  • Describe how infection prevention can help reduce the incidence of fungal diseases, and prevent the spread of antifungal resistance
  • Explore antifungal stewardship and illustrate, through cases, how antifungal stewardship can be used to improve prescribing and patient care

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for any healthcare professional involved with caring for patients who may experience fungal disease. This may be in a primary care or hospital setting.

What do people say about this course?

It's answered several questions I’ve been wanting to know for years!

"I really enjoyed this week. It’s already answered several questions I’ve been wanting to know for years!"

Who will you learn with?

DDS, PhD, FRCPath, PGCertMedEd, FECMM. Consultant Medical Mycologist, Clinical Lead for Infectious Diseases and Senior Clinical Lecturer; NHS Mycology Reference Centre, Manchester University NHS FT

I'm a junior doctor working in the NHS in the North West of England. I am currently Clinical Education Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Wythenshawe Hospital, home of the National Aspergillosis Centre.

Who developed the course?


Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy is committed to addressing the growing threat of drug resistant infections around the world.

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