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Human Microbiome: its implication in Health (MHS) 5th Edition (4.4/5)

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The course is aimed at all those Microbiologists interested in the field of knowledge of the human microbiome.
The teachers of this Course are doctors in Biology, Biomedicine, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics who, thanks to our training and our teaching and research experience in biosanitary issues, we hope to have prepared a pleasant and simple syllabus that you find interesting and you can follow without difficulty whatever be your training.
If you are interested in this training and want to know all the details about its content and operation, you can do so by sending an email to the course coordinators (Ana Mª García, Diego A. Moreno)


The purpose of this Course is to learn the meaning, importance and influence of the different types of microbiota that coexist with the human being both in health and in different pathologies. Through a better understanding of the interaction of the human microbiota and its relationship with our pathophysiology, new biomarkers could be found with potential applications in the prevention, molecular diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of different diseases. All this focused on individualized treatment of patients and precision medicine, which is ultimately where biomedical research and medicine are headed. The learning objectives of the Course are:
- Understand and distinguish the concepts of microbiome, microbiota and metagenomics.
- Know the different molecular biology techniques, both previous and current, that allow studying the microorganisms that make up a microbial community and are related to humans.
- Acquire knowledge about the interactions between the different types of microbiota and their host in different pathophysiological situations.
- Be aware of the potential prevention mechanisms and clinical applications that can be put into practice through modulation and modification of the microbiota, especially the intestinal one.


The course "Human microbiome: its implication in health" will be divided into 3 modules, and each of them will be made up of several thematically related Units. The content of the course is as follows:

Module 1. Microbiota, microbiome and metagenomics
Unit 1. Introduction and basic concepts
Unit 2. Microbiota analysis methods
Unit 3. Sequencing and metagenomic analysis
Unit 4. Molecular interactions between the microbiota and the host

Module 2. Human microbiota in health and disease
Unit 5. Gut microbiota in the mother-child environment
Unit 6. Microbiota-intestine-brain axis
Unit 7. Gut microbiota and cardiometabolic diseases
Unit 8. Gut microbiota and cancer
Unit 9. Microbiota and viral diseases. An opportunity for COVID-19

Module 3. Modulation of the gut microbiota
Unit 10. Relationship between diet and the intestinal microbiota
Unit 11. Probiotics, prebiotics and other "biotics"
Unit 12. Applications of fecal transplantation

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