Curricula is one of the major assets for the PREVENT IT – RISK MANAGEMENT AND PREVENTION OF ANTIBIOTICS RESISTANCE. The project aims to impart awareness regarding the risk of antibiotic resistance due to its overuse. During the first year of the project, one of the major goals was to design innovative Curricula with Consortium partners. Equal attention and efforts have been paid to spread learning about Antibiotics Resistance to the social development sector; hence, local public, Anganwadi workers and social groups are gaining awareness with the designed curricula keeping in mind the intellectual capacity of the individuals who are not from traditional science and medical background. Associate Researchers hired within the project means have been instrumental in planning the courses with partner universities professors. The complete course plan with teaching methodology, objectives of the courses implemented can be accessed through this web page.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has included 13 courses that deal with programs of Bachelors and Masters level students. The courses have used interactive as well as practical approaches to disseminate the curriculum and are aimed to provide clarity and awareness about the causes and effects of Antibiotics Resistance. The courses range from Medicine (MBBS) implemented by Amrita School of Medicine, Dentistry (BDS) implemented by Amrita School of Dentistry, Nursing (BSc Nursing) implemented by Amrita School of Nursing, Pharmacy (BPharm) implemented by Amrita School of Pharmacy and Allied health sciences (BSc Respiratory Therapy and Physician Assistant) implemented by Amrita School of Allied Health Sciences at Bachelors level and Pharmacy (MPharm and Pharm D) implemented by Amrita School of Pharmacy at the at Masters level.
At Chitkara University, Chitkara School of Health Sciences has implemented 10 courses at Bachelors and Master levels that will provide clarity and awareness about the causes and effects of Antibiotics Resistance. The courses range from Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Radiation and Imaging Technology, Operation Theatre Technology, Dialysis Theatre Technology, Optometry, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy at Bachelors level; Business Administration in Healthcare, Optometry, Allied Health Sciences at Masters level. In addition, Chitkara College of Pharmacy and Hospitality has implemented 3 courses at Bachelors level creating awareness on risk management and prevention of Antibiotic Resistance.
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Training
In Kalinga Institute of Industrial Training, the Kalinga School of Public Health has taken Antibiotics Resistance as a subject in 3 courses which are Nursing, Public Health and Dentistry. The courses are being taught at various schools like School of Public Health, College of Nursing Sciences, and School of Dental Sciences. The curriculum in the courses is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and awareness on the topic of antibiotic resistance.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
At Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Prasanna School of Public Health has implemented 5 modified courses at Master’s levels that will provide clarity and awareness about the causes and effects of Antibiotics Resistance. It also discusses surveillance, infection prevention & control which are also the main components to tackle the ABR crisis. The modified course syllabus is included in public health and hospital administration departments. In addition, an open elective Certificate course on Risk Management and Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance was developed for Researchers, Ph.D. scholars, Doctoral studies, and Professionals working in the Public health /Animal health sector. It is to be implemented offline giving practical/field exposure to participants.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
At Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences has included 6 variant courses which will be implemented at Master’s and Doctorate level that will help students increase their knowledge about Antibiotics Resistance and its prevention. The syllabus on Antibiotics Resistance is included in the Biotechnology, Biochemistry & Nutrition and dietetics. The courses range from microbiology, food microbiology, practical’s in microbiology, practical’s in microbiology and molecular biology at Masters and PhD level creating awareness on risk management and prevention of Antibiotic Resistance.