Illnesses due to antibiotic resistant microbes are a worrying problem in our hospitals and communities. This section explores in more detail how we are trying to improve appropriate use of antibiotics for treating infections and reduce rising levels of antibiotic resistance.
Students will gain an understanding of what antibiotics are and what they can be used for. Students will also learn the mechanisms for how bacteria can travel from person to person, what students can do to prevent the spread of infection and how bacteria can develop resistance.
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