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The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

e-Bug Health Educator Training

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy via FutureLearn


Learn how to use the e-Bug teaching resource

e-Bug is operated by UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) as a free educational resource for teaching young people aged 3-18 about the spread, prevention, and treatment of infections and antibiotic use.

This course was developed by UKHSA and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) for teachers/educators, and others who work with children or young people. Use this course to learn more about important health topics and increase your knowledge, skills and confidence in using e-Bug resources, which tie into efforts to reduce the spread of infections and antibiotic resistance in the UK.

Primary and secondary school educators, as well as those who lead community groups targeting children and young people. This course is designed for child educators in different settings around the UK, but may be appropriate for other countries and settings. Parents who are home educating might find this course useful if they would like to learn how to teach children about the prevention and spread of infection and caring for themselves and others when ill.

The course might also be of interest to healthcare professionals who work with children, for example, school nurses. Local authority or government officials involved in the management of infections and improving antibiotic use within communities, might also find this course useful.


  • Microbes, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene
    • Welcome to the course
    • Meet the Bugs
    • Spreading Bugs
    • End of Week 1
  • Food hygiene and oral hygiene
    • Welcome to week 2
    • Food Bugs
    • Mouth Bugs
    • End of week 2
  • Antibiotics and self-care
    • Welcome to week 3
    • Bug Busters
    • Know your bugs
    • End of week 3
    • End of course

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Alicia Demirjian


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