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Antimicrobial Resistance - Theory and Methods

Technical University of Denmark, Lina Cavaco, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Rene S. Hendriksen

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This course from the Technical University of Denmark covers the basics of antimicrobial treatments and ever-increasing resistance to them.


Antimicrobial Resistance - Theory and Methods

Antimicrobial Resistance - Theory and Methods

by Technical University of Denmark


In recent years, there have been many alarming media reports about the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria heralding the end of many life-saving medicines. However, antimicrobial resistance is a far more complex topic than we may imagine.

In this course presented through Coursera, faculty from the Technical University of Denmark explain different types of antimicrobials, resistances, and how we test for them. Lina Cavaco is an expert in veterinary public health, while Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon is a postdoctoral researcher in genome sequencing and epidemiology. Professor Rene S. Hendriksen works with both the World Health Organization and the European Union, specializing in research on foodborne pathogens. With accessible explanations of both fundamental principles and new research, these educators help us to better understand the threats we face.

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We want to predict that the treatment works. We also want to predict what happens in the environment, what happens in resistance in our country, or in the world, or in a certain area. We want to detect that resistance is arising.

- Lina Cavaco

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