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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100060
JournalInfection Prevention in Practice
Issue number2
Early online date28 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020

Bibliographical note

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/).


  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Health education
  • Public engagement


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