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Infection Learning Resources

This webpage has been set up to provide a virtual learning resource for healthcare students and professionals.

The page features our 'One Minute Micro' videos, Bugs and Drugs sections, lecture slides, national guidance documents, games such as Antibiotic Trumps and Bug Bingo and a list of useful external resources. Scroll down to see all the resources.

See also the Bug's Life podcast page!

'One Minute Micro'

Very short revision videos on common topics in clinical microbiology, and infection, available from our YouTube Channel here or by clicking on the buttons:

Gram stains
Bowel sepsis
Respiratory pathogens
Top Tips for Urines
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You can download many Trust/Health Board's antibiotic policies on an app such as MicroGuide onto your phone (find it in your app store and select your Trust/Health Board).

To choose antibiotics rationally, you need to answer three questions about your patient:

What is the likely source of infection?

(Clinical assessment)

Which pathogens are likely to cause infection at that site?

(Bugs - knowledge of basic clinical microbiology)​

Which antibiotics are likely to cover those pathogens?

(Drugs - knowledge of antibiotic spectra)

This means a basic knowledge of clinical microbiology is key to understanding antibiotic prescribing

Bugs, Drugs and Resources

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Antibiotic Top Trumps Game

Antibiotic Spectra made simple

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This table is a way to help you remember the antibiotic spectra of some commonly used antibiotics

Print out this set of Antibiotic Top Trumps to help you learn about some common antibiotics

The Drugs crib-sheet is about antibiotic spectra and designed to be read after the Bugs crib-sheet.

PA lecture slides

Selected microbiology lectures from SUMS PA course.

The Human Microbiota and Pathogens

Introduction to antibiotics


Antimicrobial Resistance

Bug Bingo (Quiz) and Bingo caller sheet



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Pocket Guide to Antibiotic Spectra

A useful quick reference guide to some commonly used antibiotic spectra, developed in conjunction with colleagues at Cwm Taf University Health Board. Useful as a pocket guide.



British Thoracic Society guidelines for community acquired pneumonia and NICE guidance for cough/acute bronchitis

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GEM year 2 clinical placement slides

GEM lecture slides

Brain Sketch

Neurological infections

Neurological infection lectures from SUMS GEM & PA course. Images have been removed from some presentations.

Neurological Infections PA

Bacterial Meningitis GEM

CSF Interpretation

British Infection Association Meningitis Guidance

Other Infections of the Central Nervous System GEM

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The Sepsis Trust website has a range of educational resources including videos and a free dowloadable manual here


GEM Parasitology

Parasitology sessions from SUMS GEM course. 

Malaria & Fever

in the Returning Traveller

Parasitic gastroenteritis



Bug Bingo Game

Bingo! The 'caller' has the question sheet, everyone else has the bingo grid. Shout 'penicillin' when you complete a row! 

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External Resources

Some other useful external resources

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The UK 'Green Book' brings together all documents relating to immunisation against infectious diseases. It is a very useful source of information on all vaccine preventable disease including influenza, for GEM influenza week


Resource generated by Cwm Taf UHB to assist with safe prescribing of fluoroquinolones

For students, by students.

Use the contact page if you have a resource you think would be useful for your peers

Questions and Feedback

If you are working remotely or have questions about these topics - please contact me and I will do my best to respond as soon as I can.

I would also welcome all feedback, or suggestions for what you'd like to see here - even if it is only to say you have used the page or one of the resources so I can know whether students are accessing it. Thank you!

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