Introduction to Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been recognized globally as a significant threat to public health. The causes and repercussions of growing AR are highly complex, which is why attempts to address the issue must utilize a One-Health (systems connecting the health of people, animals, and their shared environment) approach. That is why the national extension team iAMResponsible teaches a multi-university virtual course on antimicrobial resistance across the one health spectrum. It is also why the team is sharing some of the course material here – because everyone needs to know about AMR!


This is a recording of the very first lecture for the Antimicrobial Resistance from a One Health Perspective course, presented by Drs Stephanie Lansing and Amy Schmidt.

Authors and Sponsors

The iAMResponsible project was started by Amy Schmidt at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stephanie Lansing at the University of Maryland. Find out more about the project here. Funding for the iAMResponsbile Project was provided by USDA-NIFA Award Nos. 2017-68003-26497, 2018-68003-27467 and 2018-68003-27545. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.