- Bachelor’s Degree at MQF Level 6 in either of the following: Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Ecology, Genetics, Bioengineering, Health Sciences, or higher
- Students should be familiar with the scientific approach in conducting research, with knowledge of standard laboratory procedures and testing.
- English level of B2 or higher
- Computer literacy
- Understanding the human microbiome
- Key concepts of the human gut and skin microbiome
- Theorical aspects of targeting the human microbiome for therapies
- Safety & Regulatory aspects of Live Biotherapeutic Product (LBP)
- How-To guide of performing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) for molecular identification of LBPs
- Medical Laboratory Scientists
- Pharmaceutical industry professionals
- Professionals in the food supplement industry
- Quality Control professionals
- Quality Assurance & Regulatory professionals
The course is aimed to attract recent graduates interested in the field of human health, nutrition, food supplements, cosmetics, LBPs, and the pharmaceutical sector.
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.
This program will give students the opportunity to get an introduction to NGS sequencing, understand the European Microbiome Regulatory Framework, and most importantly, explore the therapeutic approaches in the field of human health. This includes; therapies targeting nutrition, correcting dysbiosis with the use of precise probiotics, and insights into a new frontier in gut disease – Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT).
This course gives students the chance to gain hands-on experience in a laboratory setting. Supervised laboratory work includes the safety assessment of a probiotic strain and the identification of correct species and strain-specific typing of bacterial strains used in probiotic applications.
Course Name: Roles and Implications of microbiota on human health: A Therapeutical Approach
Type of course: Award
Mode of Delivery: Blended
MQF Level: MQF Level 7
Entry level: MQF Level 6
ECTS: 3 credits
Hours: 75 hours [4 weeks]
- Total Contact Hours: 15 hours
- Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 10 hours
- Self-Study Hours: 40 hours
- Assessment Hours: 10 hours
Award type: Certificate of Completion