Antimicrobial Resistance, Certificate

Antimicrobial Resistance, Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 4 days
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An innovative aspect of the Antimicrobial Resistance summer school from University of Groningen is the bedside hands-on teaching/practical of representative patient cases in our ‘skills lab’, with patients played by professional actors. Participants will discuss and practice in real-time the management of each ‘patient’ in terms of infection prevention and control, diagnostics and treatment. 


Over 4 million people acquire a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) each year in the European Union of which approximately 37.000 die as a direct consequence of HAI. 

Moreover, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective treatment of an ever increasing range of bacterial infections, reducing the outcome of modern medicine e.g. oncology, transplantation and intensive care. To avert the spread of highly resistant bacteria, especially within hospital settings, accurate knowledge of preventive practices and of the transmission routes of these bacteria is required. Patient transfer between hospitals and in particular between countries is a risk factor for the spread of bacteria that are resistant to last-line antibiotics such as carbapenems, as concluded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The Antimicrobial Resistance summer school is offered by University of Groningen.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 4 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

At the AMR summer school participants will be taught by top experts covering all major aspects of AMR. The programme will focus on:

  • Antibiotic resistance & bacterial resistance mechanisms
  • HAI, epidemiology, diagnostics & therapy
  • Infection prevention and control
  • One Health approach
  • Infection risks in a susceptible population
  • Practical Diagnostics

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements


This summer school is intended for bachelor (2nd year onwards), master, PhD students and Postdocs in medical sciences and/or life sciences.


It is expected that the participants have sufficient command of the English language to not only follow passively but to participate actively in the discussions and to present their own work in English.


If you are a motivated student, challenged by the worldwide antibiotic resistance problem, please submit your application. Please provide the following documents to support your application:

  • Application form
  • CV
  • Motivation letter (maximum 300 words)

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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