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In this video Neil Gow congratulates the learners on completing and summarises the course.
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Hello, my name is Neil Gow I am the Deputy-Vice Chancellor for Research and Impact at the University of Exeter. I also have the pleasure of acting as the current President of the British Society for Medical Mycology. I wanted to record a brief message to congratulate you on completing the BSAC course on fungal diagnostics in the immunocompromised and critically ill patient. By now, you should be able to have much greater confidence in understanding the importance of early diagnosis of invasive fungal infections through your awareness of diagnostic techniques and methodologies.
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You will have learnt about interpreting clinical signs, symptoms, and risk factors that are important to be able to diagnose the presence of an invasive fungal infection, and to apply appropriate diagnostic and radiological tests to confirm the type of infection using real world case studies. So please do share your experiences on the course by providing feedback to the course organisers, and let them know how this course might have changed your practises and future work in this area. So our heartfelt thanks for your contributions, and for participating in this course.

Congratulations on completing this course on the use of fungal diagnostics in critically ill patients!

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Improve suspicion and early diagnosis of invasive fungal infections by highlighting diagnostic techniques and methodologies

  • Reflect on cases presented and feel equipped to suspect opportunistic invasive fungal infections

  • Interpret clinical signs, symptoms and risk factors to diagnose the presence of an invasive fungal infection

  • Apply appropriate diagnostic & radiological tests to confirm the type of infection using real world case studies

We hope you enjoyed the course and found it useful for your practice.

If you would like to learn more about antimicrobial stewardship, you may find Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance interesting to explore. You may also find The Role of Antifungal Stewardship useful for your practice.

If you are interested in other topics, the BSAC FutureLearn page contains a full list of all available BSAC courses.

Membership to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is free and a great way to keep up-to-date with antimicrobial resistance and stewardship practices.

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