- An interest in human health and the human microbiome
- Basic knowledge in biology
- Basic knowledge of microbiology
- English level of B2 or higher
- Computer literacy
- Understanding the human microbiome
- Insights into the human microbiota
- Unique knowledge into the bridge between microbiology and human health
- Learning about individual microbiota: Gut, Skin, Gut-Brain axis, etc.
- The microbiota affects on chronic physiological changes in the human body
- Interest in the topic of human health and the microbiome
- Studying in the field of human sciences
- Keen interest in nutrition, wellness, fitness, cosmetics and other related industries
- Studying in the field of applied sciences
The beginner course is focused on a general overview of the influences of the microbiota on humans during homeostasis and disease.
In the course, we will explore multiple factors that contribute to the establishment and alteration of the human gut microbiota. We will explore the gut-skin axis and the brain-skin axis and how the diet is playing a crucial role in shaping our unique microbiota signature.
We will also understand how altered gut bacterial composition (dysbiosis) has been associated with the pathogenesis of many inflammatory diseases and infections.
Course Name: Human Microbiota and Microbiome
Type of course: Award
Mode of Delivery: Online
MQF Level: MQF Level 5
Entry level: MQF Level 4
ECTS: 1 credit
Hours: 25 hours [3 weeks]
- Total Contact Hours: 5 hours
- Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 2.5 hours
- Self-Study Hours: 15 hours
- Assessment Hours: 2.5 hours
Award type: Certificate of Completion