Specialty: Clinical Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Immunology, Large Animal Medicine, Microbiology, Public Health, Small Animal Medicine

Species: All

AAVMC Standards: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 7.1

 Availability for Institutions: Free to all colleges within the United States

    This series of modules was developed by a multi-institutional team of experts to help teach veterinary students the essential knowledge and skills to support judicious use of antimicrobials in clinical practice. The online collection of evidence-based educational resources is available for free to all schools of veterinary medicine within the United States and covers antimicrobial pharmacology, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, public health implications of antimicrobial resistance, and judicious antimicrobial use in clinical practice.

    Practicing antimicrobial stewardship requires an integrated understanding of microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, clinical medicine, and public health. This flexible collection of resources can be used modularly, in any sequence, allowing faculty to utilize the items that best fit their students and course needs.

    Watch the information session from March 25th, 2022:

    What's Included

    Learning Modules

    • Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
      • Mechanisms of Action
      • Distribution of Antimicrobials
      • Pharmacodynamics & Pharmacokinetics
      • Regulatory Agencies
      • An Introduction to Antimicrobial Resistance
      • Selection Pressure and Commensal Bacteria
      • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    • Antimicrobial Resistance and Public Health
      • Public Health Burden of AMR
      • Antibiotic Resistance Threats
      • Reservoirs of Infection
      • Modes of Disease Transmission
      • Emergence and Dissemination of AMR
      • Antimicrobial Stewardship
      • National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS)
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Clinical Practice
      • Select and Use Antimicrobial Drugs Appropriately
      • Maintain Accurate Records
      • Stay Current
      • Commit to Stewardship


    • Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
      • Canine Pruritus Case Scenario
    • Antimicrobial Resistance and Public Health
      • Outbreak Management in a Dairy Herd
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Clinical Practice
      • Molly Case (small animal)
      • Rex Case (small animal)
      • Bovine Respiratory Disease in a Feedlot Case
      • Mastitis in a Dairy Herd Case

    Instructor Tools

    • Instructor guides for each lesson
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