Not currently available in 2020
Explores the gut microbiome including the characterisation of both normal and altered microbial diversity and composition. The role of the environment, diet, pharmaceutical and herbal medicines, nutrients and lifestyle habits upon the development and treatment of dysbiosis. A critical appraisal of microbial assessment methods and naturopathic strategies for maintaining a healthy microbiome will be explored.
Topic 1: Gastrointestinal microbiome over the lifespan
Topic 2: Effects of the gut microbiome on health
Topic 3: Characterisation, composition and inter- and intra-individual variability
Topic 4: Influences on the microbiome
Topic 5: Dysbiosis – diagnosis and interventions
Topic 6: Naturopathic approaches to the maintenance of a healthy microbiome
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the development of the microbiome over the lifespan||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate a critical understanding of the factors that lead to dysbiosis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe the benefits and limitations of the current approaches to measurement of the microbiome||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically evaluate the naturopathic approaches to management of dysbiosis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||outline the naturopathic approach to maintain a healthy microbiome||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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