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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Role of Diagnostics in the Antimicrobial Resistance Response

Understand how diagnostics can be used in both the prevention and treatment of antimicrobial resistance.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Reflect on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and how it is caused
  • Describe the top causes of AMR (linked to WHO and CDC priority list of pathogens) such as Gram negatives bacterial pathogens causing urinary tract infections (UTI) and healthcare associated infections (HAIs), sepsis and gonorrhoea
  • Explain the role of diagnostics in reducing the threat of AMR and in more targeted use of antibiotics use for above conditions
  • Reflect on the role everyone has to play in the fight against AMR both for now and the future.