About this course
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. Free to register. Fee to certificate.
- Explain to children and young people that microbes live everywhere, come in different shapes and sizes, and there are useful and harmful microbes.
- Demonstrate to children and young people how infection can spread through our hands, coughs and sneezes and why it is important to use soap and the six steps of hand-washing.
- Demonstrate and explain to children and young people how microbes can spread through food or unclean kitchen surfaces.
- Explore the influence that sugary food and drinks have on oral health with children and young people, and demonstrate the benefits of effective tooth-brushing.
- Explain the importance of antibiotics to children and young people, demonstrate what antibiotic resistance is and how we can prevent it.