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The Human Microbiome Course Review

Course Highlights
  • EIT Food via FutureLearn
  • 9,056+ already enrolled!
  • ★★★★★ (162 Ratings)

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In this course, you will discover what microbiome is and how it doesn’t remain the same but changes throughout your life. The instructor will help you understand the role it plays in good human health. In other words, you will get to identify the role of food in the modulation of the human microbiome. Then, you will understand all the functions that the human microbiome has in the gastrointestinal tract. Similarly, the instructor will explain the links between the human microbiome and diseases.

Going further, you will get a chance to debate the human microbiome and understand its relationship in our daily lives. After that, the instructor will help you assess the complexity of human microbiome communities. Thus this and so much more will be taught in this course and that too at your own ease and pace.

TTC Course Analysis:

Following are the results of comprehensive analysis of “The Human Microbiome” online course by our team of experts.

TTC Rating
162 Reviews

TakeThisCourse Sentiment Analysis Results:

In order to facilitate our learners with real user experience, we performed sentiment analysis and text mining techniques that generates following results:

  • TTC analyzed a total of 162 reviews for this online course.
  • The analysis indicates that around 90% reviews were positive while around 10% of reviews had negative sentiment.
  • EIT Food online course received a total score of 4.5 out of 5, based on user opinions related to 4 effectiveness factors including content, engagement, quality practice and career benefit.

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TTC Course Effectiveness:

Online Course Effectiveness Score (Learn More)
Content Engagement Practice Career Benefit
4.4 / 5.0
56 Reviews
4.5 / 5.0
59 Reviews
4.4 / 5.0
09 Reviews
5.0 / 5.0
07 Reviews

Based on learner reviews we believe:

  • The content of this course has been designed to help learners understand all about the human microbiome.
  • The instructors have done an impeccable job of explaining all the concepts. Not only the course is engaging but offers very useful content.
  • The assessment offered in the course is a great way to validate what you have learned so far.
  • This course is a great way to understand the relationship between food and gut and how we can help others understand it as well.

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Pros & Cons:


  • High rating of 4.6.
  • CPD Certified course.
  • Dives deep into health and microbiome concepts.


  • Not suitable for beginners.

What Learners Are Saying About this Course:

This section contains feedback that has been given by learners about this course. Note that we have divided these reviews based on our four main points mentioned below;


  • This was a very interesting and informative course that offers an excellent explanation of the topic. I must say learning from this course has been a wonderful experience for me. (Deepa A, ★★★★★)
  • Yes, there are many online courses available on the human microbiome but this one turned out to be the most well-organized and helpful. The transcript downloads were the best part and I would want every person who is interested in the microbiome to take this course and develop a good understanding of it. (Alla A, ★★★★★)
  • This course has excellent material to offer that is not only helpful but very easy to learn. (Yraida M, ★★★★★)
  • This course turned out to be a lot more knowledgeable than I expected it to be. There wasn’t even a single lecture where I felt like I couldn’t understand the instructors or the topics. A very great course this is. (Gerard H, ★★★★★)
  • A very interesting and informative course that has excellent content to offer. Those who are into human microbiomes shouldn’t waste their time and enroll today in this amazingly informative course. (Brenda M, ★★★★★)
  • The course was good and had useful content. But at some point, the content was above my level but again that did not stop me from completing the course and understanding what the instructors have to share. (Teresa D, ★★★★★)
  • This was an extremely informative course that gave me a complete understanding of the digestive process. The level of content was perfect for me. The content was valuable and very relevant. (Robert W, ★★★★★)


  • I really like the courses by the University of Turin/EIT Food. They are always quite engaging and help you develop a good understanding of the subject. (Randal O, ★★★★★)
  • This is one of the most useful and best courses I have ever taken. It offers fascinating and personally useful dietary information which is exactly what I was looking for. (Lynn D, ★★★★★)
  • A fascinating course that offers contemporary content. It has information that might come as a surprise to many people who are familiar with food and nutrition but in a good and useful way. (David N, ★★★★★)
  • This was a thought-provoking course that prompted more reading and gave me the time I needed to connect the dots. Humans I believe are complex entities hosting a multitude of life forms within their gut and this course had all the information I needed to understand this. (Loraine R, ★★★★★)

Quality Practice:

  • I have found this course to be very helpful in improving my own health. The tips and techniques that were shared by the instructor were great and practicing them with time has allowed me to focus more on my health and it improved drastically. (Nicola J, ★★★★★)
  • This course has so much to offer. Not only it is interesting but shares so many things that if we practice them daily can lead us to a healthy life. (Lesley R, ★★★★★)

Learner’s Career Benefit:

  • I am currently into the microbiome and this course has helped me a lot in understanding things that can help me in the future. (Steven K, ★★★★★)
  • I believe this course should be taken by all health people, doctors, nurses, and other personnel as it can greatly help them in their careers and how they work. (Tim H, ★★★★★)
  • This course has helped me understand the relationship between health and the microbiome and now I am ready to take my understanding to an advanced level which can then open paths for me in this field. (Nivedeta M, ★★★★★)

Learner’s Suggestions/Recommendations:

  • The course is okay but there is this one thing I found a little disturbing and it was the format of the presentations. They were needlessly annoying and the instructors should have considered changing the format.
  • Overall the course was very interesting and indeed has useful content but the actor and script were sometimes really hard to follow along with the annoying presentation style.

Is this Course worth taking?

We believe this course offers fascinating insights into the science of the human gut microbiome. Here you will also understand the relationship of the microbiome with food and health in detail. The instructors have done an astounding job of explaining all the concepts. Therefore, we can say this course is a great choice for those interested in this field.

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