Human Microbiome MOOCOrganization logo: Wageningen University & Research

About this course

Learn how you can impact your health by balancing your gut health; how your microbiome together with your diet can improve normal gut function.
More course information and instructions on how to register can be found on: or click on the top-right link on this page.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • understand the concepts of host associated microbiome;
  • explain the impact of the microbiome on health and disease;
  • relate microbiome composition to diet and nutrition;
  • understand the concept of microbiome based therapies;
  • explain the possibilities of the microbiome as a tool for policy makers, medical doctors, non-profit organizations and industry.

Prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
The level of the course is introductory. The prerequisites are basic Biology.

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  • Credits
    ECTS 1
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  • Start date

    1 september 2023

    • Ends
      31 augustus 2024
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    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 15 Jul 2024
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University