G3: Gluten, Gut, and Genomics-Nutritional Considerations for Optimized Health Outcomes

Tuition: $69

Hours: 3

Instructor

Course Description

This course provides a research-based approach for clinicians to educate the clinician gluten’s potential role in digestive health issues.  The course reviews current and recent literature to provide the clinician with an understanding of the potential pros and cons of a gluten-free diet.  Gluten-free diets may be warranted in cases where true sensitivities are present, however gluten free eating may pose significant down-sides.

The genomics-nutritional part provides a research-based approach for clinicians to educate the clinician on genomic and nutrigenomics testing.  This course reviews current and recent literature to provide the clinician with an understanding of the potential pros and cons of applied genomic testing.  Genomic and nutrigenomics testing is a nuevo area of medicine that is practiced across multiple modalities.  Genomic testing companies are flooding the market with applications for various health care providers, as well as applications designed directly for the patient-consumer.

Evaluation

The learner’s time spent studying and participating in the course is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  The learner must receive a score of 75% of the total possible points and log at least three hours to receive credit for the course.  Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.

Objectives

1).  Review current trends on gluten-free diets.

2).  Review conditions of the gut that may or may not benefit from gluten-free diets.

3).   Review recent and current empirical studies correlating conditions of the gut to other symptomology and related health issues.

4).  Review considerations and implications for recommending gluten-free diets in practice.

5).  Review the history of genomic applications in medicine, the science of genetics, the implications of genetic variations, and the emerging fields of Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics.

6).  Review human microbiome specific to immune health

7).  Review potential disruptions and implications to human microbiome with antibiotic use.

8).   Review recent and current empirical studies correlating genetic variations to diet, lifestyle, and health.

9).  Review considerations and implications for incorporating genomics in clinical practice.

Disclaimer

This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.