The topics of this course include:
- The definition of antibiotics.
- Surveillance of antibiotic resistance.
- The types of antibiotic resistance.
- Ecological consequences of antibiotic resistance by environmental microbes.
- Strategies to assess and minimize the biological risks of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
- Antimicrobial substances and resistance, including the effect of anti-microbes used in aquatic environments.
- And the effects and risks, including the effect of anti-microbes used for non-human purposes on human health.
Course Objectives & Outcomes
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
- The ecological consequences of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
- Strategies to assess and minimize biological risks due to resistance in the environment.
- Understand the results of the interaction between antimicrobial resistance and environment, and the ability to implement risk avoidance strategies
- Antibiotic Resistance ,Institute of Medicine Forum on Microbial Threat, National Academic Press,Washington ,2010
Course ID: MICRO 462
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