Demonstrate a basic understanding of what social science is
Explore examples of using different social science research methods for tackling antimicrobial resistance in primary and secondary care, and in high-income and lower-middle income countries
Explore the application of a realist review to inform recommendations for developing and/or improving antimicrobial stewardship
Identify examples of using ethnography to gain novel insights into current delivery of antimicrobial stewardship activities
Describe how implementation science can help to improve implementation of antimicrobial stewardship activities
Identify potential research questions or improvement project ideas for your practice setting that can be investigated in future studies using social science methods
Antimicrobial resistance is a complex problem in today’s medicine that requires a unique approach. On this course, you will build your knowledge of how a social science perspective can fight the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
You will gain insights into antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in different contexts and how to apply a social science research approach. You will also be introduced to different fields of study and social science theory.
What is social science and why do we need a social science perspective for tackling AMR?
Insights on implementing AMS to tackle AMR across different settings
Introduction to realist review
Introduction to ethnography
Introduction to implementation science
This course is designed for health professionals, junior researchers and doctoral students new to social science with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship.