Microorganisms are able to adapt to changing environmental conditions and thus develop resistance to antibiotics, leading to an increasing cross-national challenge: though the use is indicated, antibiotics only show less or no effectiveness for certain conditions.

Responsible use of antibiotics and the development of strategies to counteract a raise of resistance are highly relevant topics to be dealt with in the health professional’s education and training. However, currently no didactic materials on complementary and supplementary options for antimicrobial resistance are available to teachers and learners.

The project "Healthy Herbs" sees its task in the production of such materials, providing future players in the health care sector with essential knowledge to make an informed statement about phytotherapy and complementary approaches to target antibiotic resistances. Within the educational project, print and digital materials for teaching and learning are developed in an interdisciplinary and transnational team and are to be implemented in the course program “Respiratory tract phytotherapy as a strategy against antimicrobial resistance". Students will receive comprehensive training on effects and application of the selected medicinal plants as well as pharmaceutical and botanical basics.

Throughout various summer school courses hosted by the project partners, students can gain theoretical knowledge as well as practical approaches to phytotherapy, valued with ECTS. International students and professionals will work on selected tasks and topics, promoting transnational collaboration and communication in healthcare. Blended learning modules based on the project’s eLearning platform offer additional training and revision of course contents.

In terms of project sustainability, the script and additional tools (digital learning environments and learning-cards) shall be presented at events in line with other educational institutions and made available as qualitative didactical material beyond the project's duration.


Duration 01/09/2019 - 30/08/2022
Funding EU
Logo - European Union ERASMUS+

Department for Health Sciences, Medicine and Research

Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary Medicine

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Mag. PhDr. Dr. Christine Schauhuber




Phytotherapie im Respirationstrakt als Strategie zur Vermeidung von Antibiotika - Resistenzen

Pluralismus in der Medizin, 04/12/2019

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