Rashid Latif Khan University

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Post Graduate Diploma Courses

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (AMSP)

Career Path:

This program has been designed to provide individuals seeking positions in the infectious control units of the government or private hospitals, infectious disease departments of hospitals. Antimicrobial stewardship program (AMSP) certified professionals are frequently hired at;

  • Infection Control Units of the Government & Private Hospitals
  • Infectious Disease Departments of National & International Hospitals.
  • National & International Infection Control Organizations

Admission Criteria:

Eligibility: Minimum 60% marks in F. Sc. (Pre-Medical) or equivalent

Road Map Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (AMSP):

Module 1
Antimicrobial Resistance & Antimicrobial Stewardship – From Basic Concepts to Theoretical Principles

Course Title Credit Hours
A - Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship Program: Definition, scope and implication of antibiotics misuse 1
B - Antimicrobial Resistance: Natural resistances typical of common pathogens and useful indicator antibiotics 1
C - Understanding Clinical Microbiology and Antibiograms: Diagnostic laboratory tests and therapeutic procedures 1

Module 2
Antimicrobial Resistance & Antimicrobial Stewardship – Clinical Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy of Infectious Diseases

Course Title Credit Hours
A - Pharmacotherapies related to Specific Infectious Diseases: Pathophysiology, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and therapeutic management of various system related infectious disorders 1
B - Clinical Pharmacology of Antimicrobials, Vaccines and Biological Response Modifiers: Antimicrobial de-escalation, allergy, cross-reactivity and desensitization 1
C - Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antimicrobials: Drug interactions, complications, spectrum of activity and therapeutic monitoring 1

Module 3
Antimicrobial Resistance & Antimicrobial Stewardship - Clinical & Practical Considerations

Course Title Credit Hours
A - Formulating Local Antibiotic Guidelines: Pitching AMSP to the hospital, supplemental antimicrobial stewardship strategies 1
B - Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimen Selection: Surgery, pediatrics, internal medicine and emergency medicine, etc 1
C - Antimicrobial Stewardship and Practice Management: Monitoring antibiotic use and other metrics for audit: defined daily dose (DDD), ABC calc, pareto charts, resistance data 1

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