Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome

MOOC

Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome

Learn how you can impact your health by balancing your gut health; how your microbiome together with your diet can improve normal gut function. A balanced microbiome and nutritional intake can avoid disorders like IBS, obesity and diabetes.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research
Registratie periode

do 28 juni 2018 tot do 24 januari 2019

vr 25 januari 2019 tot do 6 juni 2019

di 16 april 2019 tot do 10 oktober 2019

vr 7 juni 2019 tot do 6 februari 2020

Datum

di 4 september 2018 tot do 14 februari 2019

di 5 maart 2019 tot vr 16 augustus 2019

di 2 juli 2019 tot do 31 oktober 2019

di 5 november 2019 tot do 27 februari 2020

di 3 maart 2020 tot do 23 juli 2020

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Prijs Gratis
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Content of the course

Your body is not only made up of human cells, but also by trillions of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Together they make up the human microbiome and have a tremendous impact on your health. For example, what you eat and drink impacts the microbiome.

In this course, you will learn how the human microbiome plays an important role in maintaining normal gut function, digesting certain nutrients, early life development, behavior and, disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity and diabetes. You will learn how to distinguish fact from fiction about the role of the microbiome in health and disease. 

Today, important research topics focused on nutrition, health and ageing lay within the study of microbiota composition, function and applicability. This course will help health care professionals gain a basic academic understanding of the human microbiome and the impact on people’s health. You'll discover the latest academic insights about food fibers, added bacteria and microbiology. This knowledge can be applied by health care professionals in their daily practice because gut health is a hot topic, not only among researchers, but especially for health care professionals and consumers alike. Many patients with allergic issues struggle with gut health. Emerging research is connecting an imbalance of the microbiota in the gut microbiome to multiple disease states, including allergies. When finishing this course, you will know about the latest acdemic insights and how to apply them in your daily work. 

What you will learn

In this course you’ll learn that the human microbiome plays an important role in maintaining normal gut function, digesting certain nutrients, early life development, behavior and, disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity and diabetes. Discover the complexity in maintaining a balanced healthy life and learn: 

  • How to study the microbiome
  • How microbiota impact your health
  • Healthy ageing and microbiota
  • The relation between diet, genes and microbiota
  • Microbial therapies and diagnostics
  • How academic knowledge about the microbiome is important for policy makers, medical doctors, non-profit organizations and industry

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