Resistance to antibiotics. A One Health vision: Healthy people, healthy animals and a safe environment

17.Jul - 18.Jul

Cod. Z16-20

Course in Spanish and English without simultaneous translation

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This Summer Course will be face to face. But it can also be followed in live online classroom format and you will be able to participate virtually from anywhere. You can access the file of the live online course by clicking on LIVE ONLINE.

The increase in infections by multi-resistant bacteria is one of the greatest threats to Public Health today. However, although the most dramatic consequences of the spread of antibiotic resistance are observed in the clinical setting, the problem has its origin in the environment, understood as agricultural, livestock and urban environments. This situation poses the challenge of integrating the different scenarios (i.e., clinical, agro-livestock and urban) in the search for solutions. Therefore, the World Health Organization (WHO) advocates the One Health approach as the only viable solution to address the problem of the emergence of antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

In this line, the Summer Course aims to study the role of the environment in this problem and, specifically, the adverse impact on human health and ecosystems derived from the presence in the environment of (i) antibiotics, (ii) antibiotic-resistant bacteria, (iii) antibiotic-resistance genes and (iv) mobile genetic elements involved in horizontal gene transfer. To this end, the latest techniques for studying the presence of these contaminants and also the effect of these contaminants in different clinical, agricultural and urban environments will be presented.


The main objective of the Summer Course is to train students in the basic and applied knowledge to know the role of the environment in the generation and dissemination of antibiotic resistance and its impact on environmental and human health. To this end, the following specific objectives are pursued:

  1. To raise awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance in clinical, agricultural, food and urban environments.
  2. To study in-depth the mechanisms of action of antibiotics and the mechanisms of bacterial resistance.
  3. To understand the processes of dissemination of antibiotic resistance among bacteria, the role of the environment and the consequences for human and environmental health.
  4. To present current methodologies for quantification and assessment of environmental risk associated with antibiotic resistance.
  5. To highlight the impact of climate change on the existing problem.

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  • Fundación Euskampus
  • bc3 basque centre for climate change
  • Course
    • Health
    • Science and technology
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Sostenibility
  • 17.Jul - 18.Jul
  • Bizkaia Aretoa-UPV/EHU
  • Spanish
  • Academic Validity: 20 hours