MCB 6424 Probiotics
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MCB 6424 Probiotics is an upper division course on probiotics. This course will cover the use of microorganisms to promote a health status in the animal and human host. This course will provide a conceptual background in microbiology and immunology for the use of microorganisms for the prevention or treatment of animal and human diseases
Student Learning Outcomes – After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the history of probiotics
- Compare and contrast the use of lactic acid bacteria, Bifidobacterium and Propionibacterium as probiotics
- Understand the range of proposed probiotics and the challenges in ensuring their safety and efficacy
- Compare and contrast the mechanisms used by probiotic microorganisms to modulate the host immune responses in the animal and in the human host
- List the proposed uses of probiotic microorganisms for the prevention or treatment of animal and human diseases
- Compare and contrast the applications of prebiotics, probiotics and symbiotics
- Discuss current research efforts and proposed applications of probiotics for animal and human health
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