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Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

35%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

15%

got a pay increase or promotion
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Microbes and the Human Microbiome

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Welcome to the Course3m
What are Microbes?8m
Interview: Jack Gilbert7m
Interview: Valerie McKenzie5m
The Human Microbiome14m
Where Do You Get Your Microbes?5m
Web interview: Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello5m
Web interview: Elizabeth Costello4m
Rob's Module 1 wrap-up1m
3 readings
About This Course10m
Assignments10m
Part 1: You and Your Gut10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Microbes and the Human Microbiome30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Studying the Microbiome

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
The history of studying microbes with Norm Pace6m
Basics of high-throughput DNA sequencing11m
Demo: Tour of the Knight Lab8m
'Omics' and other useful technologies6m
Interview: Luke Thompson3m
Web interview: Janet Jansson4m
Web interview: Pieter Dorrestein7m
Rob's Module 2 wrap-up56s
2 readings
Assignments10m
Part 1: You and Your Gut (continued)10m
1 practice exercise
Studying the Microbiome30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Making Sense Out of Microbial Data

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Web interview: Philip Hugenholtz11m
Basics of alpha-diversity with fuzzy microbe demo8m
Beta-diversity, and visualizing differences13m
Demo: EMPeror, a QIIME visualization tool2m
Web interview: Gregory Caporaso9m
Rob's Week 3 wrap-up1m
2 readings
Assignments10m
Part 1: You and Your Gut (continued)10m
1 practice exercise
Making Sense Out of Microbial Data30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The Human Gut Microbiome and Your Health

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Obesity and the gut microbiota8m
Human microbiome and gut disease6m
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Martin Blaser6m
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Jeff Leach6m
Interview: On location in Tanzania with Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello2m
Manipulating the microbiome through fecal transplants5m
Rob's Module 4 wrap-up1m
1 reading
Assignments10m
1 practice exercise
The Human Gut Microbiome and Your Health30m

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