Very informative! Everybody should take this course, to know more about their own microbiome...
The first lessons are not so exciting, but hang in there! The most interesting parts come later ;)
It was a good experience, and while I'm not too big on microbiology in general, I was intrigued in the role our microbiome plays in our lives. The summer I did this changed my life in a way. :)
by Maria L L Y•
This is a great introductory course of Microbiome with moderate pace and exposure to the latest researches on this area.
by Daria L L•
Really good MOOC, I hope that we learn more about Microbiomes in the future, and have now scientific infos.
by Petra Č•
Good course, I liked everything except reading from cards that made the lectures feel very artifical.
by dawn b•
Really useful course! I learned a lot. Sounded a lot like a commercial on the last day, however.
by Kahwee T•
Very interesting course that covers a lot. Make me more interested in all aspect of my life.
by Prince M•
excellent course I now have more knowledge about the ecosystem that exist inside my body.
by Niels D L•
Eye opening. Great professors and interviewees. I recommended this to many friends
by Jaroslav S•
Very nice course and easy to follow if you wont to know more about your own gut!
by Alexis R•
Great course. Very informational. Good start for anyone looking to know more.
It is an injteresting course and provides insight into current research
by Adham A M•
A great introduction to the intriguing world of Human microbiome.
by Alexandros A•
A very well-designed course that provides valuable knowledge.
by Prateek D•
Probably ideal for those who have a background in biology.
by DRABO M S•
Microbiome is like the Amazone forest! Lot of mystery!
by Arjit J•
great info,friendly staff and very easy to understand
by Raminder s•
I am waiting for advance course.
by Isabelle d P•
Knowledgeable course taught by great teachers!
by Paramita S•
The course was informative and worth taking.
by Renate G•
Clear, entertaining, interesting, varied.
by Shaun C•
Good overview of an interesting subject.
by Mirko H•
Very good introduction course.
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by Suzanne S•
In general this was an easy, interesting and enjoyable course, Video interviews and lectures by key researchers in this exciting field were a highlight. It's an introductory course so not deep, but fun.
A couple of things significantly detracted from the course for me.
One was a feeling of unqualified evangelism. I think the microbiome is indeed a hugely important field, but the level of hype here, and lack of any critical perspective, was off-putting. This is particularly disturbing for products like probiotics, which have become a huge industry with little solid evidence to support them, or to choose between them. Also, they devote a lot of time to selling the American Gut Project. Which is a good cause, but I would rather they had spent that time teaching me something useful. I resent being duped into watching ads when I've signed up to be educated.
The other thing that bothered me was the course required us to divulge a lot of personal information to other students in pointless, time-consuming projects. I didn't learn anything from these projects and found them annoying.
by Duygu B•
The pace is not sufficient, especially in the first class. She talks so fast that I cannot catch up and have to pause every ten sec. for note-taking. Also, she is like reading from the screen, which is not looking professional. For the other classes that I take on Coursera, I didn't encounter this. But the topic is interesting for me, and I really want to learn so that I will continue. I hope this problem will be gone as I move forward.