Basic microbiology

Microbes are living organisms that can be beneficial, neutral or harmful to humans. A basic understanding of microbiology will allow you to recognize how your role as an Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) person can help break the cycle of transmission, prevent health care-associated infections (HAI) and reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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Язык: English
Not disease specific

Информация о курсе

This course is available in: македонски

Overview: In this course, you will learn about how disease-causing microbes, called pathogens, are classified, identified and transmitted. You will be introduced to basic microbiological principles, fundamental laboratory diagnostics and mechanisms by which microbes transmit and cause diseases.

Learning objectives: By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • define microbes and other microbiology terms;
  • describe the chain of infection;
  • describe the main groups of microorganisms;
  • discuss common multidrug-resistant organisms; and
  • describe basic laboratory diagnostics.

Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.

Certificates: A Record of Achievement will be issued to participants who receive at least 70% on the post-test. You have an unlimited number of attempts to meet the threshold. Participants who receive a Record of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

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Требования для получения сертификата

  • Чтобы получить сертификат об окончании курса, участникам необходимо набрать не менее 70% от максимального количества баллов за все задания на оценку.