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Tuberculosis overview

Welcome to module 1 In this module, you will be introduced to the concepts of disease burden, incidences, morbidity, and mortality of tuberculosis (TB) and resistant TB. By the end of this module, you will be able to:  Summarise TB global disease burden Recall TB prevalence, incidences, morbidity, and mortality rates in your country  Explain the growing problem of resistant TB   We hope you enjoy module 1!

Role of the AMS pharmacist

By the end of this module, you will be able to: Tailor antimicrobial therapy based on sensitivity results Optimise therapy for special populations Implement IV to oral switch as an AMS tool Challenge inappropriate prescribing Understand and apply treatment guidelines in order to ensure optimal duration of therapy Describe the role of an AMS pharmacist …

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Role of community pharmacy in AMS

By the end of this module you will be able to: Educate patients on the importance of self-care Supporting patients to take antimicrobials as prescribed Recognise red flags and be able to act on these This module will provide the knowledge and skills required by a community pharmacist for delivering AMS.

AMR and mechanisms of resistance

By the end of this module you will be able to: Define antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Summarise the main causes of AMR Recall examples of AMR in specific organisms Describe the main mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria We will introduce AMR and how it arises, before moving on to specific examples and exploring the mechanisms …

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Introduction to microorganisms

By the end of this module you will be able to: Describe what microorganisms are and the different types Explain the management options for infections

Diabetes overview

In this module you will learn about the different types of diabetes and how they are treated both by lifestyle changes and medication.

Diabetic Retinopathy and other eye complications

Welcome to module 2 In this module, we will use what we have learned in module 1 to focus on diabetes complications that specifically affect the eye. This will include the aetiology, symptoms and risk factors of diabetic retinopathy and other eye complications.  Poor control of blood glucose levels in people with diabetes can lead to preventable blindness. Damage to the eyes occurs …

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Role of community pharmacists in preventing the emergence of resistant Tuberculosis

A recent study highlighted that the risk of TB associated deaths in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over five years could increase by 20%. To avoid these concerning figures, it is vital that managing drug-resistant TB comes from all areas of medicine. Community pharmacists play a unique role in managing drug-resistant TB, by helping to …

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Anti-Tuberculosis medications

Welcome to module 2! In this module you will learn about the different classes of anti-TB medications, their mechanism of action, side-effects, interactions, and monitoring. By the end of this module, you will be able to Discuss the mechanism of action of anti-TB medication Identify side-effects of anti-TB medications and advise on how to manage …

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SFM Final Assessment

Now that you have completed all four modules of the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Community Pharmacy course you are ready to take the quiz. There are 20 multiple choice questions, each question is worth 1 point and you will need to get 80% (16 correct answers) to gain your certificate of completion for this course. Your …

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Policy and guideline development

By the end of this module you will be able to: Explain the benefits of policies and guidelines Provide critical appraisal of guidelines Describe the process for guideline development Perform an evidence review Summarise methods of guideline promotion

Tackling AMR

By the end of this module you will be able to: Summarise how different sectors of the community can contribute to the prevention of AMR Explain the global impact of AMR on human health Outline the global political response to AMR Analyse the national action plan in your country We will introduce AMR prevention, before …

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Bacteria and antibiotic drugs

About this module By the end of this module you will be able to: Differentiate between the different types of bacteria Recognise classes of antibiotics Describe the antibiotic modes of action Explain how bacteria are transmitted