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The Human Microbiome
The Human Microbiome

The Human Microbiome

A massive on line open course will be designed and deliver in year 2020 focusing on the human microbiome and its impact on human health.

Learn how a healthy microbiome can combat disease. The microbiome, i,e the microbes that live within the human body can have a huge impact on human health. As such, it’s vital to understand the complexity of the microbiome, and how it can impact on disease and wellbeing.

On this course, you’ll go on a fascinating journey into the human body – down to the gut – where the ecology and roles of the human microbiome will be narrated. You’ll explore how your microbiome changes throughout your life, reflect on the role of food in its modulation, and explain the functions the microbiome has in the gastrointestinal tract in daily life.

Who should join the course

This course is for anyone interested in subjects related to the human microbiome, how food can influence it, and how this resultantly impacts on human health.

Timeline

The course will have multiple runs in 2020 and 2021.  

Learning objectives and outcomes

Once completed, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the human microbiome changes throughout the human life
  • Reflect on the role of food in the modulation of human microbiome
  • Explain the functions that human microbiome has in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Reflect on the links between human microbiome and diseases
  • Discuss the topics of the course and their relationship with daily life
  • Assess the complexity of the human microbiome communities

How to join the course :

This course is available on FutureLearn:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-human-microbiome

Partners

University of Turin
CSIC
Quadram Institute
University of Reading
MICROBION

Project Lead

Luca Cocolin
Institution

University of Turin

Contact details

lucasimone.cocolin@unito.it

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