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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Ian Goodfellow at University of Cambridge.



The course "The Digestive System: Your Body's Breakdown Crew" offers a comprehensive exploration of the intricate workings of the human digestive system. Throughout its series of lectures, this course delves into the fundamental components and functions of the digestive process, starting with an introduction to the system's essential organs. Topics cover various stages of digestion, from the role of enzymes and gut movement to nutrient absorption mechanisms and the significant impact of gut microbiota. Moreover, the course investigates advanced aspects such as the relationship between diet and digestive health, the influence of hormones and neural control, and cutting-edge research on the gut's immune system. It also delves into prevalent digestive disorders, their management, and potential therapeutic interventions. Additionally, discussions touch on the role of nutrition, future trends in digestive health, and the latest diagnostic techniques in gastroenterology. Designed to cater to individuals at different levels of familiarity with the subject, this course aims to provide a holistic understanding of the digestive system's complexities within concise and engaging 20-minute lectures.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

The Digestive System: Your Body's Breakdown Crew , by Ian Goodfellow

  • Ian Goodfellow is Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Pathology). His research focuses on the mechanisms of RNA virus replication and pathogenesis as well as the identification of control measures for the prevention or treatment of infections. His lab established the use of reverse genetics to study the molecular basis of norovirus pathogenesis, developing the first infectious reverse genetics system for noroviruses and the study of no viruses remains their main focus. During the 2014-16 Ebola virus epidemic, Professor Goodfellow was involved in the establishment and running of one of the first diagnostic facilities in Sierra Leone before subsequently returning to establish an in-country next generation sequencing facility to enable rapid sequence analysis of Ebola viral samples. Professor Goodfellow now holds an honorary position at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone where he has established a research facility for post-Ebola capacity building.

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