Aston University's Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Roadshow: raising awareness and embedding knowledge of AMR in key stage 4 learners


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global healthcare problem and therefore raising awareness within young learners is imperative. An AMR roadshow was designed to take key stage 4 students’ learning ‘out of the classroom’, assess pre-existing knowledge of AMR and determine the impact of the roadshow on knowledge retention. Knowledge and subsequent retention were measured pre- and post-event through a standardised questionnaire. The roadshow significantly improved knowledge and understanding of AMR, which was retained for a minimum of twelve weeks. Engaging and interactive strategies addressing key health issues provides a positive learning experience which contributes to retained knowledge in young learners.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Life & Health Sciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
Life & Health Sciences > Psychology
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Additional Information: Crown Copyright © 2020 Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The Healthcare Infection Society. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Uncontrolled Keywords: antimicrobial resistance,health education,public engagement with science
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Related URLs: https://www.sci ... 59008892030024X (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-04-28
Published Online Date: 2020-04-28
Accepted Date: 2020-04-09
Authors: Ahmed, Rabia
Bashir, Amreen (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0428-0922)
Brown, James (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-3504-7373)
Cox, Jonathan A.G. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5208-4056)
Hilton, Anthony (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8025-5270)
Jordan, Sam
Theodosiou, Eirini (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7068-4434)
Worthington, Tony (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1906-3357)

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