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e-Bug Health Educator Training

  • Categories Healthcare
  • Duration 18h
  • Total Enrolled 5
  • Last Update April 29, 2024

About Course



Learn how to use the e-Bug teaching resource

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.


Who will you learn with?

Alicia Demirjian

Medical epidemiologist, e-Bug lead at Public Health England; paediatric infectious diseases consultant at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Passionate about preventing/treating infections. @aliciad3


Cliodna McNulty

Clinical microbiologist, Head of Public Health England Primary Care & Interventions Unit. Published an abundance of research around the areas of antimicrobial resistance and is heavily cited.



Who developed the course?

BSAC logo

Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.




What Will I Learn?

  • 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.

Topics for this course

14 Lessons18h

Microbes, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene?

Welcome to the e-Bug Health Educator Training course.
Welcome to the Course00:02:02
Meet the Educators

Meet the Bugs?

Microbiology underpins several of the topics covered within this activity. This activity will cover some concepts that can be applied to several infection prevention and hygiene topics that we will cover throughout the course.

Spreading Bugs?

Good hand and respiratory hygiene is covered in this activity. Washing hands at key moments and catching coughs and sneezes using a tissue can help prevent harmful microbes from being passed on and reduce the spread of infection.

End of course

Student Feedback


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It was helpful but it gave me insight of the many things that I still have to learn in regards to health and safety.

Very practical course with easy understanding and clear ideas to follow. The methodology use is clear and easy to learn which I could put it in work with problem free.

Short and straight to the point! Lots of good information and the quiz questions really test you. Great course!

I really enjoyed taking this class because I love learning more about the e-Bug teaching especially learning more knowledge on how to balancing workload, performative pressures and personal wellbeing.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • Primary and secondary school educators, as well as those who lead community groups targeting children and young people. This course is designed for child educators in different settings around the UK, but may be appropriate for other countries and settings. Parents who are home educating might find this course useful if they would like to learn how to teach children about the prevention and spread of infection and caring for themselves and others when ill.
  • The course might also be of interest to healthcare professionals who work with children, for example, school nurses. Local authority or government officials involved in the management of infections and improving antibiotic use within communities, might also find this course useful.