At the end of this course, you will be able to:
In 2016, the WHO estimated that if no action is taken, by 2050, 10 million people could die each year from antibiotic-resistant infections. This led it to declare that the emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to antibacterial agents was "a growing threat to public health worldwide, requiring action across all sectors and throughout society". The MOOC Resistance to Antibacterial Agents addresses the major public health problem of the emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, responsible for increased morbidity and mortality of a wide range of bacterial infections.
This MOOC aims to provide basic knowledge on the origin and spread of resistance to antibacterial agents, its identification, and its consequences. It shows the epidemiology of resistance in humans, animals and the environment. It addresses the concepts to control it, in a "one health" perspective. Finally, this MOOC tries to highlight the alternatives to antibiotics, the latest molecules available and the molecules under development.
The MOOC is organized in 6 weeks. Each week is composed of 4 to 6 sections. Each section includes an 8-to-10-minute video and 2 multiple-choice questions to help participants test their acquired knowledge. The videos are in English, with French and English subtitles. All the tests are in English and French.
19 sessions were updated in 2022.
This MOOC is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and PhD biology students, medical doctors, teachers, researchers and all those who want to learn how antibacterial agents work and how resistant strains have emerged and disseminated. A good scientific background is recommended to follow this MOOC.
To follow this course, you can choose between two options:
- The Discovery Course gives access to videos, quizzes and discussions in the forum. No certificate is issued for this course. Registration is free.
- The Qualifying Course leads to a certificate. In addition to the activities of the Discovery Course, you will have to take a one-hour supervised distance learning exam, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and obtaining 18 correct answers. The registration fee for the Qualifying Course is 150€.
Successful completion of the Qualifying Course gives you the opportunity to apply for the Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP), which consists of 5 certificates to Institut Pasteur MOOCs on infectious diseases. To learn more, visit the Institut Pasteur's web page dedicated to this diploma.
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