AntibioGame®: A serious game for teaching medical students about antibiotic use

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AntibioGame®: A serious game for teaching medical students about antibiotic use

Antibiotic resistance has been recognised as a global threat to public health. It is a well established fact that inappropriate use of antibiotics is a main driver for spreading the antibiotic resistance. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is a broad realm- which includes over the counter use of antibiotics, overuse and misuse of antibiotics as well as inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by the doctors.
There is an existing gap in medical curricula in various low and middle income countries in teaching the students on antibiotic resistance. Projects like ‘Prevent It’ is aiming to fill this gap especially in India. In this digital era, coupled with participatory teaching methods, this AntibioGame is a serious head turner. AntibioGame® is a case-based game with realistic scenarios in which students are asked to manage patients suffering from various infectious diseases and to help other healthcare professionals encountering difficulties with their own patients. The game covers the learning goals defined by a medical team based on an analysis of clinical practice guidelines. The game is built on virtual reality techniques, exposes students to real clinical situations and is economical. This could be easily used as supplementary technique to the regular lectures. To know more, please click the link below:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386505619308020?via%3
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