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

Abstract

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 provide a positive learning experience which contributes to retained knowledge in young learners.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infpip.2020.100060
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Pharmacy School
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Biosciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Materials Research (AIMR)
College of Engineering & Physical 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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance,Health education,Public engagement,Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health,Infectious Diseases
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Published Date: 2020-06
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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