Target Audience

This activity is specifically designed for laboratory technologists, managers and clinicians involved in the use of diagnostic test results to guide rational use of antimicrobials and in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Define the role of the laboratory in AMR monitoring and outbreak control in health care facilities

  • Describe the One Health approach to AMR and surveillance

  • Understand laboratory quality management systems

  • Give examples of professional development opportunities for laboratory professionals

Week 3 Outline

(Approximately 60 minutes to complete Week 3)

  • Introduction to Week 3

  • The Laboratory in Screening and Monitoring Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

  • One Health, an Integrated Approach to AMR Control in Human, Animal and Environments

  • The AMR Laboratory: Quality management and data sharing

  • Professional Development and Culture of Continuous Learning

  • Summary of Week 3 and Closing Remarks

Course Directors

Professor Rosanna Peeling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and International Diagnostics Centre, UK

Dr. Noah Fongwen, Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Dr. Debi Boeras, Founder & CEO of Global Health Impact Group and Global Health CPD, US

Advisers, Guest Faculty & Partners

  • Dr. Carl Boodman, University of Manitoba, Canada

  • Dr. Regina Berba, University of the Philippines

  • Mr. Carlos Gouvea, Latin American Alliance for the Development of In Vitro Diagnostics (ALADDiV), Brazil

  • Dr. Segundo Leon, Universidad Privada San Juan Bautista, Peru

  • Dr. Amal Saif Al-Maani, Ministry of Health, Oman

  • Professor V Ramasubramanian, Capstone Multispeciality Clinic, Apollo Hospitals, India

  • Dr. Raiva Simbi, Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe

  • Professor David Moore, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

  • Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, Africa CDC, Ethiopia


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Dr. James Karlowsky of Shared Health, Manitoba, Canada; Dr. Philippe Lagace-Wiens of St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada, in granting us the use of the microbiology laboratory for filming; and Amanda Abbott and Nick Kontzie for providing technical support. A special thanks to Dr. Carl Boodman of University of Manitoba, Canada, for reviewing the curriculum and demonstrating the antimicrobial susceptibility testing and rapid test methods. 

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