70964 - Microbiota Role in the Gastrointestinal Functional Pathology

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

Must learn: 1. the classical and molecular-based methods of studying the intestinal microbiota 2. updated knowledge of microbial ecology 3. knowledge of microflora-induced changes on the intestinal mucosa and at a distance 4. the role of microflora in inflammatory intestinal diseases, in cancer, irritable bowel, pediatric allergies, obesity and diabetes etc.

Course contents

•Microbiota and gastrointestinal diseases:

to. Gastric bacterial microflora and gastric pathologies - Dr. C. Calabrese

b. Microbiota and chronic intestinal inflammatory diseases - Dr. C. Calabrese

• Probiotics and prebiotics:

to. Probiotics: Introduction - Prof. G. Brandi

b. "Specialized" probiotics - Dr. M. Candela

c. Prebiotics and synbiotics - Prof Brigidi

Teaching methods

Oral presentation with slides and examples of clinical cases

Assessment methods


Teaching tools

Oral presentation with slides

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Giovanni Barbara