Skip to 0 minutes and 5 secondsWell it's been six weeks since we started this MOOC. It just feels like yesterday. It's been an absolutely thrilling, exciting, and educational experience for the team who've been developing this MOOC and who've been responding to your questions through a variety of multimedia forum, from the Google Hangout, Twitter chats, to simply posting responses for discussion. But can I also thank all of you. What I have come to realise, the motivations and the backgrounds of why you took part in this massive online course are extremely diverse. You come from a range of geographical settings. You come from a range of health care professional settings and you come from a range of just being different people.
Skip to 1 minute and 0 secondsThe motivations for some of you have been primarily of general interest. Some of you feel that you wanted to learn more about the subject because you can make a difference, perhaps at government or at a policy level. But primarily, the majority of you are hard working, interested health care professionals, who really have engaged and have felt that you want to develop skills and a knowledge set that will help you improve and inform your practice. So what I would like to say is congratulations to all of you. I and the team have certainly enjoyed interacting with you. We have found many of your questions and posts on occasions challenging. We've found them informative. And on a number of occasions, also entertaining.
Skip to 1 minute and 58 secondsSo thank you for also entertaining us. I think the important question now, which has been the ambition and the motivation for those of us who have developed this MOOC, is that this is not a one-off educational, theoretical experience. We see this MOOC as the beginning of a journey to help you inform and improve your clinical practise. So I challenge you, go away to your organisation, identify just one area of practice where you think people could do better. Use these skills that we have equipped you with now to actually make a change in that one area.
Skip to 2 minutes and 47 secondsThat will allow you not only to make a difference, which all of you perhaps want to, but the next step is how will you engage the health care professional teams who have not engaged in this educational activity. Tell them about it. Tell them about what you've learned. Also give them the encouragement and empower them to join future courses. And I'm very pleased to say that this particular course will be run on three six-week occasions in 2016, the next one beginning in February, 2016. But for those of you who have participated and completed this particular course, this resource is still available to you.
Skip to 3 minutes and 40 secondsIf you wish to refresh what you've learned, you wish to go back and look at some of the discussions, the course will always be available to you as long as you are registered with the appropriate FutureLearn website.
Skip to 3 minutes and 56 secondsOne of the important legacies from this MOOC will be the opportunity for you to access some of the resources that we have used on this massive open online course. By that, I refer to the Antimicrobial Resource Centre, or ARC. Some of the PDFs and some of the PowerPoint presentations that were available may be available for you to be able to use through this site. But may I also remind you that this site actually will make a whole range of other non-MOOC related resource, relevant to anti-microbial resistance, also available to you. So I would encourage you to go back and use them, and also importantly, let your colleagues who are interested in this area know of the availability of this resource.
Skip to 4 minutes and 50 secondsSo on a final note, I think it's been an absolute pleasure working and interacting with you. I do hope that you have enjoyed this, you have found it very fruitful and rewarding. I hope that you will communicate the benefits and the experience that you have had, in relation to this resource, to other colleagues and friends. And I hope that you will also take the invaluable opportunity to provide us with important feedback, as we have the constant availability and ability to enhance what we have done over the last six weeks. Once again, thank you very much. May I wish you very well, not only in your professional life, as well as other educational experiences.
Skip to 5 minutes and 41 secondsAnd perhaps we may meet each other again in the future.
Professor Dilip Nathwani's End of Course Video
In this video Professor Nathwani rounds up the course, thanking you for your participation and suggests some next steps.
As Professor Nathwani highlights you will still be able to access the course and the resources after it has finished. Many of the resources together with additional content are also available on the BSAC Antimicrobial Resource Centre (ARC) website.
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