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Types of Pathogens, Bacterial Infection and Antibiotic Therapy

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 5 hours Pharmacology: 1 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 15201 reviews

Course Summary

Antibiotic therapy, as part of a medical plan and lifesaving measure is a primary focus in terms of the general principles that clinicians must understand when selecting a course of pharmacology treatment for an infectious disease. This course is part two of a 2-part series on pathogens and antimicrobial therapy with a focus on general issues affecting antibiotic selection, the types of pathogens and diseases treated, and on specific antibiotics’ indication, administration and potential adverse effects. Antibiotic misuse and resistance is discussed.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Pathogens: An Overview

III.         Bacterial Transmission Of Infection

IV.          Viral Transmission Of Infection

V.            Fungal And Protozoan Transmission Of Infection

VI.          Virulence And Pathogenicity

VII.       Antibiotic Therapy

VIII.     Choosing The Appropriate Antibiotic Therapy

IX.          Bacteria And Antibiotics

X.            Modes Of Administration Of Antibiotics

XI.          Interactions Of Antibiotics

XII.       Antibiotic Resistance

1.   Bacteria and Antibiotics

2.   Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

3.   Diagnostic Tests and Causative Agent

4.   Antibiotic Resistance as a Public Health Problem

XIII.     Summary


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