Learn how to use the e-Bug teaching resource
e-Bug is operated by Public Health England (PHE) as a free educational resource for teaching young people aged 4-18 about the spread, prevention, and treatment of infections and antibiotic use.
This course was developed by PHE 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.
What topics will you cover?
This course focuses on a variety of health topics spread over a three-week period.
- Week 1: Introduction to microbes, hand hygiene, and respiratory hygiene
- Week 2: Food hygiene and oral hygiene
- Week 3: Antimicrobial resistance
Each week features a different set of learning outcomes that align to the topics covered.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
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.
Who developed the course?
Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.
Public Health England
We exist to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. We do this through world-leading research, knowledge and intelligence, advocacy, partnerships and providing specialist public health services.