Explore the role and benefits of antifungal stewardship on this online course for healthcare professionals.
Learn how fungi can cause disease and explore effective forms of treatment
Fungal diseases affect millions of people worldwide each year. Antifungal stewardship helps ensure antifungal agents are prescribed correctly to achieve the best patient outcome.
On this course, you will investigate the benefits of antifungal stewardship through case studies that feature successful strategies. You will cover basic mycology and common fungal diseases as well as look at ways to treat fungal diseases like candidemia. By completing this course, you will be able to use your knowledge in a clinical setting.
What topics will you cover?
This course will cover:
- Basic Mycology and outline common fungal diseases.
- Cover common fungal diseases, splitting into yeasts (Candida) and moulds (Aspergillus).
- Illustrate, through cases, the clinical approach to fungal diseases with stewardship implications.
Who is this accredited by?
This course has been accredited by the RCPath for 9 CPD points.
Royal College of Pathologists: The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
- Available now
- 3 August 2020
- 5 October 2020
- 7 December 2020
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Describe what the main antifungal agents and their clinical implications are and when therapeutic drug monitoring is indicated.
- Develop knowledge of the diagnostic approaches used to diagnose fungal infections and be aware of their limitations.
- Explore antifungal stewardship and illustrate, through cases, how antifungal stewardship can be used to improve prescribing and patient care.
- Develop a good basic understanding of common fungal diseases.
- Describe how infection prevention can help reduce the incidence of fungal diseases and prevent the spread of antifungal resistance.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for any healthcare professional involved with caring for patients who may experience fungal disease. This may be in a primary care or hospital setting.
Who will you learn with?
DDS, PhD, FRCPath, PGCertMedEd, FECMM. Consultant Medical Mycologist, Clinical Lead for Infectious Diseases and Senior Clinical Lecturer; NHS Mycology Reference Centre, Manchester University NHS FT.
I'm a junior doctor working in the NHS in the North West of England. I am currently Clinical Education Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Wythenshawe Hospital, home of the National Aspergillosis Centre.
Who developed the course?
Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.
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