NS 4200

NS 4200

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

In this course, students will acquire a present-day overview of the reported effects of diet on the microbiome with an emphasis on host physiology outcomes. The microbiome field is rapidly evolving, and this course has no textbook; we will mainly be assessing primary literature and scientific reviews. Students will learn to critically analyze the conclusions drawn from microbiome studies to empower them to make informed judgments as new research findings are reported.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: senior, junior, and graduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one semester introductory biology lecture (BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440, or equivalent) and one semester introductory chemistry (CHEM 1560, CHEM 2070, CHEM 2090, or equivalent). Recommended: Microbiology (BIOMI 2900 or equivalent) and introductory statistics (STSCI 2150, PAM 2100, AEM 2100, or equivalent).

Distribution Category (PBS-HE)

Outcomes
  • Engage in conversation including terms and techniques in the microbiome field.
  • Assess the relevance of correlations between dietary intake, gut microbes, and physiological status.
  • Design a study to address a question.
  • Identify strengths, limits, and confounding factors in studies addressing diet: microbiome associations.
  • Present information clearly and in a convincing manner.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 13933NS 4200  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: One semester introductory biology lecture (BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440, or equivalent) and one semester introductory chemistry (CHEM 1560, CHEM 2070, CHEM 2090, or equivalent). Recommended: Microbiology (BIOMI 2900 or equivalent) and introductory statistics (STSCI 2150, PAM 2100, AEM 2100, or equivalent). Enrollment limited to: senior, junior, and graduate students. If you are not able to enroll, please contact Terry Mingle (tpm2).