Discover what the microbiome is, how it changes throughout your life, and the role it plays in good human health.
A free online course on gut microbiome has been launched by EIT Food and the University of Turin, alongside CSIC, University of Reading, Quadram Institute of Bioscience and Microbion.
The online course is available on the leading digital learning platform FutureLearn and it gives the chance to participants to discover what the microbiome is, how it changes throughout your life, and the role it plays in good human health.
Learn how a healthy microbiome can combat disease
The microbiome – 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.
What topics will you cover?
Over 3 weeks, learners will be able to explore:
- The human microbiome, role in human health and how it changes during life
- How can we determine our gut microbiota
- The role of food and lifestyle in the modulation of human gut microbiome
- The human microbiota and prevention of diseases through microbiota-directed foods
Read the press release for more
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace.