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University course, bachelor level, 3 HEC

The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance (BIO001) 

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. More information: The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance (BIO001)


The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance – lectures


Free online course 

The Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

Link to the course

This resource goes through the basics of the science behind the antibiotic crisis and gives you insight into new research. 

The course is divided in three parts: 

1. Bacteria, Antibiotics and Resistance
This is an 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 in animals. Misuse is driving the problem of antibiotic resistance and antibiotics 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.