Micro certificate course on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Interpretation

12 weeks long, completely online, designed for working laboratory professionals. 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 of, and to 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)