The course addresses the serious global problem of microbial resistance to antibiotics from the perspective One Health and through a less anthropocentric approach to the subject
Since its discovery, the Antibiotics They are considered a fundamental resource in both human and veterinary medicine, which has contributed and continues to contribute notably to human health, saving millions of lives, and to animal welfare. However the excessive or inappropriate use of antibiotics it can generate resistance in microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi and other parasites) that cause diseases. It is what is known as antibioresistance, a phenomenon that seriously threatens the control of diseases worldwide., and with it, human, animal and environmental health as a whole.
To become aware of this serious problem from the perspective One Health (“One Health”), by discovering its causes and consequences and the measures that we can adopt to guarantee a rational use of antibiotics, it is essential to fight anti-resistance, also in the field of animal health and wildlife.
This is the objective of the Course “The silent pandemic: antibiotic resistance in the context of global health”, coordinated by Dr. Ursula Höfle, a researcher at the Research Group in Health and Biotechnology (SaBio) of the Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (IREC – CSIC, UCLM, JCCM), within the offer of summer courses and university extension of the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) for 2022.
Course "The silent pandemic: antibiotic resistance in the context of global health"
The course, which It will be taught in person on October 20 and 21, 2022 in the assembly hall of the IREC headquarters in Ciudad Real, is aimed at anyone interested in the problem of antibiotic resistance, especially students and professionals in the field of Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Environmental Sciences.