Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare
Hospital healthcare delivery is complex with changing priorities and demands. Improvements are required but how can we ensure they are delivered. Understanding behaviour is essential for change. This course builds on Week 5 of Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance but is not a prerequisite for taking this course.
- How can social science help improvement?
- Understand who would do what, differently, to which patients, that would lead to improved outcomes.
- Identify barriers and facilitators to change.
- Use frameworks from social science to design interventions for improvement.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Demonstrate an understanding of Behaviour Change Techniques
- Assess the value of Behaviour Change Science to antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the learner's own location
- Assess current evidence for the effectiveness of behavior change to healthcare improvement
- Apply behaviour change theory to the identification of barriers and facilitators to change and intervention options
- Interpret behaviour: define in behavioural terms; select target behaviours; specify target behaviours and identify what needs to change
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those involved in healthcare improvement, and will be of particular interest to members of Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees and team leads.
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