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The article outlines the MOOC 3 weekly modules addressing COVID-19 in the fight against AMR and how to leverage new technologies in the AMR response.

If this is your first course with us, please read ‘Using FutureLearn’ for an introduction to learning with FutureLearn.

We’re delighted that you’ve joined the course and wish you a warm welcome to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The School is renowned for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. In addition to our course participants, we have more than 4,000 students and 1,300 staff working in over 100 countries — all with a collective purpose of improving health worldwide.

The course format consists of videos, articles, slide presentations, case studies and discussion forum. At the end of each week, you can take a quiz to see what you have learned. All our course materials are downloadable to facilitate classroom teaching, tutorials, and in-service training in health care institutions.​

How will we learn?

Throughout our three weeks together we will use articles, mini-lectures, and interviews to highlight some of the important issues in AMR. We will build on our learning using a number of hypothetical case studies and we encourage you to assess your own learning through the quizzes available. Please share your experiences and perspectives with your fellow learners and the course team in the ‘Comments’ section of each step. The ‘See Also’ section at the bottom of each page will include supplementary reading and materials that you may find useful for further study.

How will I learn?

No single approach to the course will guarantee success. We encourage you to learn in the manner that best suits you and remember, this may differ from others. In order to maintain enthusiasm and gain confidence throughout your studies, active learning is encouraged. For example, you could:

  • Take notes throughout
  • Reflect on your learning and asks questions like… which aspects of the material are most interesting to you and why? Is there anything you have struggled to understand? Why might that be?
  • Analyse connections between the steps to help build a clearer picture of a topic
  • Ask yourself questions about what you’re learning and how it relates to your own experiences
  • Discuss your learning with others, whether fellow learners on the course or with colleagues and friends
  • Consider how you can apply new knowledge, for example in your professional setting
  • If others on the course are struggling, help them along by explaining what you have learned and your thoughts on the topic

If you have any questions throughout the course, please do not hesitate to ask questions of your fellow learners.

Join the discussion

We would love to hear from you throughout the course. Almost every step has space for conversation and debate via the ‘Comments’ area at the bottom of each page. While ‘Discussion’ steps feature more focused conversations, you are able to share your thoughts and perspectives at any point.

Please note that you should not share your own personal contact information, and please remember to follow professional codes of conduct. For example, do not reveal identifying information about your students.

You might like to read 5 tips and tools for social learning on FutureLearn to help you get the most out the platform’s social features.

In general, following some simple rules will help you have effective discussions online:

  • Keep your comments brief and to the point
  • Read your comments and replies all the way through before you post them. You can’t delete a comment once posted but you can edit your comments
  • Criticise the idea, not the person
  • Don’t write a reply that you wouldn’t say face to face
  • Remember that learners vary in culture, age, and experience
  • Not all learners have English as their first language, so always try to write clearly
  • Explain any acronyms you use and avoid jargon if you can
  • If you see a message that you think is offensive, click its ‘Report’ flag icon. It will be reviewed by FutureLearn and will be removed if they agree with you

Re-using course materials

Unless stated otherwise, the materials on this course are published under the Creative Commons License (CC-NY-BC-ND) which permits non-commercial use without asking for permission. If you’re an educator or work in an aligned field, we encourage you to download and re-use the content from this course for teaching and learning purposes. However, under this Creative Commons License, we ask that you do not edit the content or video footage. If you use material, you must use it in its entirety. This is particularly important if re-using videos. Many community members have kindly offered footage for this course. Please do not edit clips of these individuals, as we must ensure that video footage is used in the manner intended and as generously agreed by participants. Thank you.

Educators will only moderate this course from the 10th-31st January 2022. You can still see their comments in the discussion and we encourage you to continue engaging with other learners. If you see a comment that violates FutureLearn’s Code of Conduct, please press the flag button beneath the comment for FutureLearn’s moderators to review.

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