2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

NTDT 50323 Gut Microbiota and Health

Prerequisites: BIOL 20234 or BIOL 30304 or permission of instructor. This class will cover the composition and function of the human gut microbiota, its relevance to health, and the different environmental factors that play a role on its configuration. The class also addresses the gut microbial changes that have been linked to the incidence of diseases and the potential therapeutics that can be employed to prevent and/or treat diseases by modifying the gut microbiota. Lastly, antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, and antibiotic stewardship will be reviewed.