To introduce what the microbiota and the microbiome are, their location and physiological functions
- Continuing education course in food, probiotics and prebiotics to improve digestive and immune health through the gut microbiome
Continuing education course in food, probiotics and prebiotics to improve digestive and immune health through the gut microbiome
Academic year closed
- LanguagesCatalan, Spanish
- Duration6 sessions: 24 hours
- DateMarch 31, 2023
Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona
Blanquerna School of Health Sciences
Food, probiotics and prebiotics to improve digestive and immune health through the gut microbiome.
The microbiome is the set of microorganisms, their genomes, the environmental conditions that surround them, and the entire habitat in which they live. The microbial communities of the gut have been considered the forgotten organ by gastroenterologists. The great interest they have aroused in the last 20 years has been due to the introduction of new methodologies that have extraordinarily increased our perception of their diversity and the beneficial role they play in health. This suggests that the gut microbiome could be used to prevent, treat, or diagnose infectious, autoimmune, and metabolic processes.
Alterations in the balance of the gut microbiome conditions the overgrowth of pathogens and the loss of microbial diversity and accompanies digestive disorders and some immune-based diseases. Given the role that the gut microbiome plays in the development of these pathologies, their modification through food, probiotics, prebiotics and, in some cases, fecal transplantation, is considered to be a tool that may help in their prevention and treatment.
To learn their applications when consulting the tools available for studying the intestinal microbiome
To identify the changes that the microbiome undergoes in health and disease
To learn what science has to say about the effectiveness and safety of food, prebiotics, probiotics, symbiotics, postbiotics, and fecal transplantation to manipulate the gut microbiome.
Who is it for?
Dietitians-nutritionists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and third and fourth year students of the Bachelor Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Generalities of the microbiome, fermented foods, probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics, postbiotics and defined bacterial consortia deriving from the human microbiome.
- Usefulness of blood tests and gut health checks and gut microbiome tests in medical consultations.
- Clinical applications of probiotics, prebiotics and symbiotics for digestive, immune, metabolic and mental health.
- Solving case studies in the classroom and in the kitchen.
Dr. Xavier Aldeguer; Head of the Digestive System Service of the University Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta in Girona and Santa Caterina de Salt Hospital and co-founder of GoodGut.
Noemí Cuenca; dietician-nutritionist and professor at the Blanquerna School of Health Sciences-Universitat Ramon Llull.
Andreu Prados; pharmacist, dietician-nutritionist and professor at the Blanquerna School of Health Sciences-Universitat Ramon Llull.
Descompte (no acumulatiu) del 15% en el preu de la matrícula a: alumni, estudiants de la Facultat de Ciències de la Salut Blanquerna-URL i membres del CFC*, COIB* i CODINUCAT*.
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