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

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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 provides a positive learning experience which contributes to
retained knowledge in young learners.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100060
JournalInfection Prevention in Practice
Early online date28 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Apr 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/).

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • health education
  • public engagement with science

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