Welcome to the e-Bug Teachers Area!


  • Beath the bugs course

    e-Bug are pleased to launch a community hygiene course called Beat the Bugs! The course consists of 6 individual sessions to be delivered in a community setting, covering the topics of: an introduction to microbes; hygiene practises to reduce the spread of infection; how to prevent food bourn microbes from spreading; tooth decay and oral hygiene; antibiotics and antibiotic resistance; and a final session on self-care. All sessions can be downloaded from the Beat the Bugs webpage here.

    Please contact e-bug@phe.gov.uk if you are interested in receiving free training to deliver the course.

  • peer education resources

    e-Bug are pleased to launch our peer education resources. These are designed to be used by school aged children to teach their peers about microbes, the spread of infection, and antibiotic resistance. Peer Education is becoming an increasingly popular educational tool, both in schools and in the community, due to the benefits for all involved. For the peer educators, benefits can include positive changes in knowledge, skills, attitudes and confidence, with educators developing key communication and social skills. e-Bug have resources that are adaptable to all age groups and even university students which are available to download here.

  • slider training module

    e-Bug have developed a free training module for educators. The training aims to help educators incorporate e-Bug into their lessons, to show what e-Bug resources are available, how educators can access them and how to use them. Complete the e-Bug training module for educators here, and complete the online survey of the module here to be awarded your certificate. The training module is now approved by the Royal Society of Biology who will now be awarding 3 CPD points for completion! View the training module on their website here

  • International Infection Prevention Week

    The International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) takes place on the third week of October each year and raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. This year the campaign will be held from 16-22nd October 2016 with the theme: “Break the Chain of Infection.”

    e-Bug have lesson plans on ways to prevent the spread of infection, including hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, farm hygiene and oral hygiene. Our hand hygiene lesson plan features the 'Chain of Infection' including a worksheet and powerpoint presentation.

  • e-Bug Twitter

    e-Bug are pleased to advise that we now on TWITTER! Please follow us @eBug_UK where we will engage with a wider audience to spread the message of health education, update our followers on new resources, and share information on events that the e-Bug team are at.

    We will also be running some promotions so keep an eye out for these and let your colleagues know about our twitter account! Follow us here.

e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students.

Throughout these teacher sections you will find

  • detailed lesson plans
  • fun student worksheets
  • extension activities
  • animations
  • Activity demonstrations
  • MS PowerPoint presentations to assist with the more difficult aspects of microbiology.

All activities and plans have been designed to complement the National Curriculum. The student pages complement the teacher resources by providing online games, revision pages and lots more to continue the learning experience at home.

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e-Bug Training Module for Educators

e-Bug have now developed free training on e-Bug and the resources. The training module is now approved by the Royal Society of Biology who will now be awarding 3 CPD points for completion! We will also be offering a £5 high street gift voucher for those who complete the online training and evaluation survey. Click the link for more information on how to take part in the training.

Click here to access free training

New Tuberculosis Fact file!

e-Bug have developed a new Tuberculosis fact file with help from the PHE's LTBEx team to celebrate world TB day, held on the 24th March. Download the fact file here for junior students and here for senior students, and use in your lesson today to learn about TB. These will be added to the student website in the near future.

Hand Hygiene Challenge

In 2012 we broke a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous hand hygiene lesson plan at multiple venues. Well done to all the schools who participated! Read about it here.

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