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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

A 'One Health' Perspective of Antimicrobial Resistance CPD Course

In this course, we take a ‘One Health’ approach to understanding antimicrobial resistance: We consider the important roles that humans, animals, and the environment play in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.  

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is therefore recognised as a significant global threat to healthcare and society. AMR is a leading cause of death globally and has been referred to as a ‘silent pandemic’. Recent estimates suggest that 5 million people die each year from antibacterial resistant infections, with the cumulative impact upon the global economy placed at $100 trillion by the year 2050. AMR was added to the UK National Risk Register in 2014, alongside climate change, pandemic influenza, and terrorism. 

Petri dish with orange growth

Researcher looking through microscope

Nationally, the UK Government has recognised the importance of understanding AMR across humans, animals and the environment (One Health), and refer to this approach in several policy documents, including their 5-year AMR National Action Plan, their 20-year Vision for AMR, and in their Health and Environment communiqués for the recent G7 summit. A One Health approach to tackling AMR has also been identified as pivotal internationally by the World Health Organization in their report ‘World Leaders Call for Action’ and the United Nations and the Food & Agricultural Organisation, to name a few. 

Throughout the course, you will engage with experts involved in improving our ability to suppress the spread of antimicrobial resistance, including industry professionals and government practitioners involved in translating research into policy and practice.   

About the course

Delivery Dates

Pre-reading week: 11th January 2023 

Virtual teaching19th January, 2nd February, 23rd February and 9th March (11:00-15:00) via Zoom

Delivery Format

Included in the course is a pre-reading week followed by four half days virtual contact via zoom. These four sessions will use a combination of participatory methodologies including presentations, recordings, group discussions and breakout groups. 

We advise you to join all sessions to gain the most out of the course. But if you are unable to attend any of the sessions they will be recorded and made available via our bespoke course virtual learning platform. 

Delegate Rates

£600 - Includes the above and access to recorded lectures, resources and teaching materials

£540 - Early bird rate (until 15th December)

What will you learn?

  • Key concepts in the topic of antimicrobial resistance 
  • Understand the role that the environment, animals, and humans play in the spread of antimicrobial resistance 
  • How to make research useful for different stakeholders including industry, government, researchers and others  


Participants will receive a certificate outlining the course learning outcomes and number of taught hours upon successful completion of the course.

CPD Accreditation

The course has been approved for accreditation by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

This course requires no prior knowledge of microbiology and is therefore ideal for those who are new to the topic or are taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and tackling antimicrobial resistance. It will be particularly suitable to: 

  • Professionals, organisations, and teams with AMR in their portfolio  
  • Early-career researchers/postgraduate researchers undertaking research