NS 4200

NS 4200

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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

  • 13018NS 4200  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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: junior, senior, or graduate students, or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19111NS 4200  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Poole, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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: junior, senior, or graduate students, or permission of instructor.