#SC-03-16 Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain
About CourseThe University of Nottingham
How do antibiotic-resistant bacteria develop and find their way into our food?
Learn what antibiotics are, how they work, and how bacteria become resistant to their effects. Hear how antibiotics are used from the perspective of healthcare and veterinary professionals. Explore how antibiotics are used in farming: How can antibiotic-resistant bacteria find their way onto our food? What impact does the environment and global trade have on the spread of this bacteria? Finally, consider what might be done to tackle antibiotic resistance: How effective are current policies? Can we find new types of antibiotics or alternatives to antibiotics? What can we do internationally?
What Will I Learn?
- Describe the connection between antibiotic use and the development of antibiotic resistance.
- Describe the mechanisms and dynamics of transfer of resistant bacteria within and along the food chain, as well as describe the environmental impact of the use of antimicrobials.
- Appraise current legislation and policy in relation to controlling usage of antimicrobials in the food chain.
- Identify alternative approaches to infection control not involving antibiotics.
Topics for this course
Introduction to the Course
Antimicrobial resistance: A growing threat00:01:45
What are antibiotics?
What are antibiotics and where do they come from?00:02:16
How do antibiotics work? (I)
How do antibiotics work? (II)
Uses of antibiotics
Uses in human medicine00:03:18
Uses in veterinary medicine (I)
Uses in veterinary medicine (II)
How does resistance develop?
Overuse and inappropriate use in human medicine00:05:16
Overuse and inappropriate use in veterinary medicine
Timeline of antibiotic discoveries
Mutational resistance and bacterial enzymes00:02:26
Transmissible antimicrobial resistance
Transmission of AMR00:02:48
Reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance
I love this course! Professor Robert Atterbury can take a topic and make it come to life. The course has had a great impac for me.
In this course, the question of whether we can find new antibiotics or alternatives to antibiotics is a very good one to think about.
In this course, I can put what We can do to address antimicrobial resistance and how effective our current policies are.
This course explores with us how antibiotics are used in agriculture, such as how antibiotic-resistant bacteria get into our food. Very interesting.
In this course I learned about what antibiotics are, how they work, and how bacteria become resistant to their effects. Good course.