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RAI students

Rational use of Antibiotics through Information for students

One of the most challenging problems in modern medicine is the rapid rise of antibiotic resistance. Responsible use of these drugs and rational use of antibiotics are important prerequisites for maintaining their effectiveness and slowing down the development of resistance.

The RAI students project aims to deepen and promote the transfer of knowledge and necessary skills for the rational use of antibiotics during medical studies and when starting a career.

Together with the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (project coordinator) and the Technische Universität Berlin, the IHM therefore developed up-to-date and applied teaching materials to raise awareness on the topic of antibiotic resistance. The aim is to make students aware of the problem of resistance development and thus have a lasting effect on the prescribing behaviour of future doctors. A range of informative and appealing learning materials on antimicrobial resistance development and rational antibiotic therapy have been made available in German-speaking countries, which students and teachers can access free of charge at any time.

Further information, as well as videos and a podcast on the topic of antibiotic resistance can be found here.