Feb 11, 2017
Very informative! Everybody should take this course, to know more about their own microbiome...\n\nThe first lessons are not so exciting, but hang in there! The most interesting parts come later ;)
Jul 01, 2018
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. :)
par Robert K•
Jun 08, 2016
Good introduction into the world of microbiome. The only drawback - not enough of this precious, well-delivered information.
par Maria L L Y•
Dec 27, 2016
This is a great introductory course of Microbiome with moderate pace and exposure to the latest researches on this area.
par Petra Č•
Nov 11, 2015
Good course, I liked everything except reading from cards that made the lectures feel very artifical.
par dawn b•
Feb 06, 2019
Really useful course! I learned a lot. Sounded a lot like a commercial on the last day, however.
par Kah W T•
Jan 20, 2016
Very interesting course that covers a lot. Make me more interested in all aspect of my life.
par Niels D L•
Aug 19, 2015
Eye opening. Great professors and interviewees. I recommended this to many friends
par Jaroslav S•
Jul 22, 2017
Very nice course and easy to follow if you wont to know more about your own gut!
par Alexis R•
Oct 31, 2016
Great course. Very informational. Good start for anyone looking to know more.
Oct 02, 2015
It is an injteresting course and provides insight into current research
par Adham A M•
Apr 25, 2016
A great introduction to the intriguing world of Human microbiome.
par Alexandros A•
Aug 29, 2020
A very well-designed course that provides valuable knowledge.
par Prateek D•
May 07, 2019
Probably ideal for those who have a background in biology.
par DRABO M S•
Nov 01, 2015
Microbiome is like the Amazone forest! Lot of mystery!
par Arjit J•
Aug 17, 2015
great info,friendly staff and very easy to understand
par Raminder s•
Dec 10, 2015
I am waiting for advance course.
par Isabelle d P•
May 04, 2016
Knowledgeable course taught by great teachers!
par Paramita S•
May 27, 2017
The course was informative and worth taking.
par Renate G•
Feb 17, 2018
Clear, entertaining, interesting, varied.
par Shaun C•
Feb 15, 2019
Good overview of an interesting subject.
par Mirko H•
Apr 02, 2019
Very good introduction course.
par trish d•
Aug 21, 2015
par Giovanni F•
Mar 01, 2017
par Suzanne S•
Sep 10, 2015
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.
par Duygu B•
Sep 12, 2020
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.
par Sandra J•
May 11, 2020
Less detailed information then expected but great for people that don't have any knowledge about (gut) microbiota yet