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Gut-Immune System (Microbiota)


The gut immune system refers to the specialized network of cells, tissues, and organs responsible for protecting and maintaining immune balance within the gastrointestinal tract. It plays a critical role in defending against pathogens, regulating immune responses to food antigens, and maintaining tolerance to the trillions of commensal microbes residing in the gut. In this HOMeHOPe module, students learn how to detect and correct gut markers related to maldigestion, dysbiosis, inflammation, metabolic imbalance, infection, and food sensitivities.

Required for Essential HOMe/HOPe Course completion. Enrollment prerequisite is the "Certificate of Module Completion in Clinical Metabolomics."

This is an 8-week online module (including a 1-week online examination period) intended for doctors and health practitioners who want to establish basic and clinical understanding of the Gut-Immune System as one of the pillars of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice. At the end of the module, students are expected to acquire basic knowledge and skills for incorporating Gut-Immune System for health management in their clinical practice.


Week 1: Introduction to the Gut-Immune System Module

Week 2: Basics of the Gut-Immune System

Basics of the Gut-Immune System Module

Week 3: Maldigestion

Maldigestion in the Gut-Immune System

Week 4: Inflammation

Inflammation in the Gut-Immune System

Week 5: Dysbiosis

Dysbiosis in the Gut-Immune System

Week 6: Metabolic Imbalance

Metabolic Imbalance in the Gut-Immune System

Week 7: Infection

Infection in the Gut-Immune System

Week 8: Food Intolerance and Sensitivity

Food Intolerance and Sensitivity in the Gut-Immune System

Week 9: Final Assessment of the Gut Immune System Module