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Gut Check: Exploring your Microbiome (Coursera)

Imagine if there were an organ in your body that weighed as much as your brain, that affected your health, your weight, and even your behavior. Wouldn’t you want to know more about it? There is such an organ — the collection of microbes in and on your body, your human microbiome.
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The Extremes of Life: Microbes and Their Diversity (edX)

Microbes are everywhere! Find out how diverse microbial life is, and what their genome sequences tell us. Life on our planet is diverse. While we can easily recognize this in our everyday surroundings, an even more diverse world of life can be seen when we look under a microscope. [...]
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Introduction to Practical Microbiology (FutureLearn)

Discover the basics of microbiology and the principles of antimicrobial stewardship from a practical standpoint. Learn about the basics of microbiology and clinical pharmacology. On this four-week course, you’ll discover the basic concepts of microbiology from a practical perspective. Get to know how to identify microbes, what antimicrobial resistance [...]
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Bacterial Genomes: From DNA to Protein Function Using Bioinformatics (FutureLearn)

Use bioinformatics to explore DNA sequences and protein functions, to find the determinants of virulence in microbes. Join us in our quest to discover what makes microbes dangerous. Use bioinformatics to probe genomes, to explore and represent DNA and protein sequences. Then, use databases to find protein sequences’ conserved [...]
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Preventing and Managing Infections in Childcare and Pre-school (FutureLearn)

Understand how infectious diseases spread and how to protect children from infections. Identify how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in children. Microbes live everywhere, especially in childcare settings where children play together at close quarters. They come in all shapes and sizes – and not all are [...]
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Evolutionary Medicine: Microbes, Medicine, and Humanity's Quest for Survival (edX)

Explore the complex relationships between people, pathogens, and our evolutionary past in the first MOOC on evolutionary medicine. Have you ever wondered why we often develop a fever when we get sick? Or a cough? Why do we get cancer? Or the flu? Or allergies? Why do our bodies [...]
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Small and Mighty: Introduction to Microbiology (FutureLearn)

Understand the basics of microbiology and explore the diversity of microbial life in our world. Discover the fascinating world of microbes. Microbes may be invisible to the eye, but they dominate every environment on Earth – including you. Microbes are often associated with disease yet the majority of species [...]
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Food Fermentation: The Science of Cooking with Microbes (edX)

In Food Fermentation: The Science of Cooking with Microbes, explore the history of food and beverage fermentations and how tiny microbes change and enhance flavors, aromas, and tastes in our food. What’s living in your food? Many of the foods that we consume daily owe their distinct characteristics and [...]
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e-Bug Health Educator Training (FutureLearn)

Improve your ability to teach children and young people how to prevent the spread of infection and to use antibiotics responsibly. Learn how to use the e-Bug teaching resource. e-Bug is operated by Public Health England (PHE) as a free educational resource for teaching young people aged 4-18 about [...]
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Los microbios que te rodean (Miríada X)

Los microbios, las bacterias y los virus son responsables de muchas de nuestras enfermedades. Pero los patógenos (los que producen enfermedades) son minoría. La inmensa mayoría de los microorganismos son seres vivos beneficiosos y esenciales para nuestra vida. Este curso es una introducción al apasionante mundo invisible de los [...]
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