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Healthcare Associated Infections

Antibiotic Prescribing

This e-learning resource aims to heighten awareness of contemporary approaches to antimicrobial management and issues relating to clinical effectiveness, patient safety and the reduction of bacterial resistance.

These resources are part of the intermediate layer of the Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway.  Further information about the pathway is available on the pathway webpage.


Target Audience

The target group includes all practitioners involved in the clinical managment of patients with infection and in clinical decision making in relation to antibiotic prescribing specifically:

  • medical prescribers in hospital and community settings
  • non medical prescribers including nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, community pharmacists
  • clinical practitioners involved in administering and monitoring of antibiotic treatment or management of infection
  • members of Antimircrobial Management Teams (AMTs) and Infection Control practitioners

Course Guidance Information

All learners should complete the introductory unit called "Antibiotic Prescribing for Today's Practitioners" first and then select any of the following seven vignettes.

  1. Sore throat in a 15 year old in a community setting (20 mins)
  2. Surgical site infection in a 57 year old man, following coronary artery bypass surgery, post discharge (30 mins)
  3. Suspected community acquired phumonia in a 65 year old man recently returned from holiday. (40 mins)
  4. Earache in a young child in a community setting. (20 mins)
  5. Sticky eyes in a a young child in a community setting. (20 mins)

Registration and Access

This e-learning resource is available on learnPro NHS for health boards.  Further information about registration and access can be found at our learnPro information page.

This e-learning resource is available on Turas Learn for NHS Grampain. Access the resource on Turas Learn (in the IPC Zone) at

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Launched 2010, reviewed 2013, last review December 2018.