Skip main navigation

Learning Outcomes for Week 2

Article: Learning outcomes for Prescribing for UTIs
person holding pen and writing on printer paper on clip board

By the end of Week 2 you will have an increased:

  1. understanding that antibiotic resistance to first line UTI antibiotics such as trimethoprim is increasing.

  2. intention to carefully assess women’s urinary symptoms to determine the likelihood of UTI.

  3. understanding that some patients may not actually have a proven UTI (symptom dependent), so may not need antibiotics following consultation.

  4. intention to use nitrofurantoin first line for most women with acute uncomplicated UTI.

  5. knowledge of the value of Pivmecillinam for the treatment of UTI, especially in the elderly.

  6. intention to encourage self-care in the management of women with urinary symptoms.

  7. intention to advise anti-inflammatories rather than antibiotics in the management of women with mild or 2 or less urinary symptoms.

  8. intention to share written information such as the TARGET UTI Leaflet with patients consulting with urinary symptoms.

  9. intention to undertake an audit of management, or antibiotic use of suspected UTI in your clinical setting.

This article is from the free online

TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education