- Asynchronous, completely online via Canvas LMS, accommodating an audience based across many time zones, globally.
- Learning objectives will be logically ordered into modules and supported by multimedia content to deliver principles and reinforce applied practices in the laboratory setting.
- Each week 1-2 thought provoking questions will be posted on the learning management system discussion board which will be monitored and guided by a lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) who is currently practicing in the field of microbiology.
- Students will interact with a different faculty lead/subject matter expert for each module of the course, and work through the curriculum together on a weekly basis.
- 12 weeks long
- Each module running time is not expected to exceed 6 contact hours.
- Appropriate selection and collection of microbiology specimen
- Isolation and accurate identification of clinically relevant bacterial pathogens
- Biological mechanisms of action and of resistance to Antimicrobials
- Review AST methods, Disk Diffusion, MIC broth microdilution and agar dilution
- Understanding breakpoints, interpretive categories, and international standards & guidelines
- Internal Quality control and Quality assurance for AST, cumulative antibiograms
- Detection of intrinsic resistance, mechanisms of resistance and appropriate reporting
- Selection of effective Antimicrobials based on laboratory information and clinical use case, including selective reporting.
- Data utilization and practical and effective implementation in the clinic setting, Effective communication within the clinical management team (including site administrators)
- Global surveillance systems (GLASS), networks (One Health
- Students should have a foundational knowledge of microbiology before considering enrollment.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
- UBC Continuing Professional Development office (UBC CPD) – in process
- Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
- The course has been awarded: 4.1 CPS credits and 82 PEP hours
- CAD 1250
- January 15, 2024
For more information about the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org