Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) — A one health approach

Course content

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global public health challenge that threatens the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This course enable participants with knowledge, skills and competences to understand the complex global threat of AMR. The course is built on the five pillars endorsed by the world health assembly in 2015 to combat AMR: a) improving awareness and understanding of AMR, b) strengthening knowledge and evidence through monitoring and surveillance, c) reducing the incidence of infections, d) optimizing the use of antimicrobials, e) policy regulation, governance and the economic case. Finally, the course follows a One Health approach to highlight the crucial role of interdisciplinary and inter-sectorial efforts to curb the development and spread of AMR.

Education

MSc in Public Health Science - elective course

Learning outcome

The overall aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and competences to understand and develop One Health interventions to control the global threat of AMR. At the end of the course, the students will be able to:

Knowledge

Students should demonstrate understanding of:

  • The role and use of antibiotics in the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • The theoretical framework of the WHO Global Action Plan.
  • The challenges to implement One health initiatives.
  • The multi-level structure of the wide range of stakeholder.

 

Skills

Students should demonstrate their ability to:

  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making.
  • Analyze and discuss scientific articles and international reports to design and evaluate context-dependent interventions.
  • Discuss the challenges to implement One health initiatives.

 

Competences

Students should be competent at:

  • Developing reports that describe and discuss strategies to control the development of AMR.
  • Discuss and collaborate in multi-professional groups.

Lectures, group work, portfolio development

Individual
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Portfolio
Two portfolios are developed individually during the course. The exam office will draw the portfolio-theme to be assessed
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

The assessment of the portfolios will assess whether the learning outcomes listed above have been achieved. To pass the exam, the students should  be able to demostrate in the portfolio:

Knowledge

  • Describe the role and use of antibiotics in the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • Identify the theoretical framework of the WHO Global Action Plan.
  • Identify the challenges to implement One health initiatives.
  • Identify the multi-level structure of the wide range of stakeholder.

 

Skills

  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making.
  • Analyze and discuss scientific articles and international reports to design and evaluate context-dependent interventions.
  • Discuss the challenges to implement One health initiatives.

 

Competences

  • Develop reports that describe and discuss strategies to control the development of AMR.
  • Discuss and collaborate in multi-professional groups.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 20
  • Preparation
  • 78
  • Exam
  • 40
  • English
  • 138