Abstract: Human Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

Title: Human Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease

Authors: Swapan K. Nath, PhD, FCCM and Abby L. Geis, PhD

Affiliations: TCU-UNTHSC School of Medicine and Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Primary author contact information: Swapan K. Nath, PhD, FCCM, Professor

Resources available with this module: iRAT/tRAT, application exercise, and facilitation notes

Abstract: This is a TBL module that we use in the course, entitled: Biomedical Essentials of Comprehensive Osteopathic Medicine (BECOM), focusing mainly on health (and not disease). This is a combination of didactic (in large classroom) and TBL (in small groups and large classroom) course taught in the first semester of pre-clinical medicine, involving 156 students. This is one of 11 modules in a core content course, after the survey course of anatomy in the first 12 weeks. Students have made journey of learning through other normal biomedical disciplines (meshed and sequenced in the BECOM course) of cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology.

Target audience: Medical students