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