Antibiotic resistance and complexity in health education
We develop research-based, multidisciplinary learning content and skills to handle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the major global threats to sustainable development in healthcare.
About the group
SHE has established the unit AntiMicrobials in Complex Systems (AMiCS) with the aim of creating an international network of students and teachers working on AMR and developing digital learning resources. AMiCS will contribute to address the urgent need to strengthen researched-based education on AMR and to develop ethical and effective frameworks to intervene through policy and practice.
We will seek to build new interdisciplinary knowledge through the building and application of system thinking. Our focus will be on how digital interventions are becoming inextricably intertwined in addressing AMR, affecting processes of health services access and utilization, and the evolution, spread and treatment of drug-resistant infections.
AMiCS is led by Prof. Sundeep Sahay.
AMiCS has the following main objectives:
- Develop novel interdisciplinary theories and methods to build and apply systems thinking to complex global health problems with a key focus on antimicrobial resistance.
- Develop supplementary master’s course modules that build upon the developments under objective 1.
- Provide a platform for networking of different research and education initiatives taking place in Norway on similar issues.
AMiCS is one of the units within SHE. AMiCS applies SHE’s approach of building and applying systems thinking to the specific topic of AMR as well as other complex health challenges.
National collaborators and partners
- Department of Informatics, UiO
- Institute of Health and Society, UiO
- Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, UiO
- Oslo University Hospital
- Norwegian Institute of Public Health
- Norwegian University of Life Sciences
- OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
International collaborators and partners
- HISP India (Society for Health Information Systems Programmes)
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda (HP), India
- Doctors for You, Bihar, India
- Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
- Sri Chitra Tirunal Medical Science and Technologies, Kerala, India
- Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
- Indian Institute of Public Health Hyderabad, India