Education, Outreach & Videos
The problem of antibiotic resistance is not only a research challenge, but also an issue of educating and communicating with different groups in the society. The general public need to know simple ways to reduce risks for transmission, why it is important to take prescribed antibiotics, and when one should not insist on getting a prescription.
Policymakers need to be informed of which measures works and which does not. CARe is developing resources for teachers both in high schools and universities to incorporate the problem of antibiotic resistance into their curriculum. At University of Gothenburg we aim to create resources for multiple areas of studies, i.e., economics, philosophy, medicine and science. Further, we are in the process of generating information for the general public to aid in education outside the classroom.
The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance (BIO001) - a bachelor's level course
This course will describe the basic biology of the problem, approaches to limit the development of antibiotic resistance both in human populations and the environment and new antibiotic drug development.
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The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance (BIO001)
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Free Online course - The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance - appropriate for anybody with an interest in the subject
This resource goes through the basics of the science behind the antibiotic crisis and gives you insight into new research into the problem. The videos are accessible to a wide audience and should be appropriate for most adults and teens with an interest in the topic. They are a great resource for both teachers and students.
The course is divided in three parts:
1. Bacteria, Antibiotics and Resistance
These lectures will give you a good introduction to the basic biology of bacteria, how antibiotics work and how resistance occurs. Further, we will discuss how new antibiotics are discovered and produced.
2. Antibiotic use and misuse
Antibiotics are used both in humans but also animals. Misuse is driving the problem of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic pollution in the environment is worsening the situation. Both a clinical perspective as well as an environmental perspective will be addressed in this section.
3. Changing the System
Governmental and economic policies as well as individual choices can help or worsen the problem of antibiotic resistance. In this section of the course these issues will be explored.
Outreach & Videos
- Via this link you can see all talks from the "Ethics and Value Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance Management, Policy and Research Symposium" that was held in Gothenburg, November 15-16, 2017. The symposium was the first ever major international conference on this topic.
In a session arranged by the WHO, Joakim Larsson and other experts discuss increased transparency as means to address both industrial antibiotic pollution and the vulnerability in supply chains.