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Hospital-based Interventions to Contain Antibiotic Resistance in Low-resource Settings

A practical 3-week course for healthcare workers offering an interdisciplinary and interactive training on antibiotic resistance and its containment at hospital level in low-resource settings.

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Deadline: 15 January 2024

Short Courses

  • Face-to-face

  • Antwerp

5 ECTS Credits



Practical information

Eligibility criteria

The course aims at health care workers (medical doctors, nursing staff, clinical officers, pharmacists, biomedical scientists and laboratory staff) working in hospital facilities in LRS and involved in Antibiotic Stewardship, Infection Prevention & Control and/or Microbiological Surveillance activities.

  • Participants should be holders of a (para)medical university degree of minimum 240 ECTS credits or equivalent and have two years of relevant professional experience. Exceptions to the degree requirement are possible based on level and relevance of professional experience.

The minimum language requirements are proof of a TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) score of 79-93, an IELTS score of 6.5 or other qualifying evidence of an English CEFR level of B2-C1 meaning a higher tier B2 or C1. A higher tier B2 will generally mean a B2 on all components of language proficiency and would have to be evidenced (ITM Toefl Code = 7727).


Native English speakers are exempt from these language requirements. Applicants whose first language is not English are exempt if they have successfully completed a higher education programme of at least 60 ECTS credits taught in English or have a higher education diploma from a Flemish Community higher education institution.

Selection criteria

Candidates will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Professional experience Involvement in ABS, IPC or MS
  • Motivation letter
  • Personal project proposal
  • Working in hospital
  • Working in low-resource setting
  • Reference letter


1. We expect our participants to use their own laptop for the short-course. For ITM’s "Bring Your Own Device" policy and advice to students see this page.

2. Due to international COVID-19 restrictions, it may be that the course modality will be changed from a face to face course in Antwerp to an online (virtual) course. Participants will timely receive updates on this change.


Tuition fee

€ 730 EEA / 1900 non-EEA


TropEd , valid until 12 July 2027

Course Leader(s)

  • Jan Jacobs

Course Coordinator(s)

  • Charlotte Grootaers

Course Administrator(s)

  • Ana Dourado