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Module 2: The Art of Advanced Fermentation & The Science of Gut Microbiota, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics & Psychobiotics. Increasing Phytochemical Content Via Fermentation.

Take this as a stand alone course or as Module 2 of the Professional Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Degree Program. This course can also be taken with a 90 minute private tutoring session with one of our expert lecturers at Plant Based Academy. This comprehensive online certificate course will help you understand the importance of fermented foods and microbial diversity for optimal health and longevity. Created by fermentation experts with years of research and culinary practise. This course is a deep dive into fermentation science in theory and in culinary practise including in-depth lessons on microbes, microbiota, microbial diversity, mitochondria health, gut brain axis, probiotics, prebiotics and psychobiotics. The courses is an exciting blend of microbiology and fermentation as a culinary art.

This is the most comprehensive fermentation course as a stand alone course and as part of our certificate, diploma and degree program. This Fermentation online certification course is deep dive into all the concepts of fermenting and the methods in which it functions. Fermentation scientists are food scientists who apply their knowledge of microorganisms to the processing of goods ranging from kombucha to vegan yogurt to seed cheeses and miso. Fermentation scientists are food scientists who study microorganisms in the fermentation process and how they relate to food and medicines. Fermentation refers to complex biochemical processes which can be applied to large number of ingredients to develop powerful superfoods as part of a culinary medicinal program. This program is completely online with well structured lessons on cell biology, biochemistry, metabolism, microbiology and nutritional science with a focus on the role of fermented foods in promoting health, microbial health and preventing disease. The program culminates in a research project and practical culinary assignment with a written report. The program provides background experience for those interested in careers in the health industry settings, provides advanced training in fermentation and microbiome health for physicians and other health professionals who want to apply this in their practice, is a stepping stone to pursue our Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Degree, trains health educators who want to promote health and prevent lifestyle diseases.

Individuals who may benefit from this course

Individuals with a passion for plant based nutrition and fermentation seeking a formal comprehensive qualification and training. Individuals with a curiosity or seeking formal scientific training on the theory and clinical applications of microbiome research. This fermentation online certification course is beneficial for individuals who have a keen interest in learning about fermentation of various food stuffs and want to become a professional fermentation scientist, engineer or a brewer, etc. This comprehensive online course would enable you to explore all the possibilities and would provide you with all the methodologies and techniques essential to fermentation which will further enhance your knowledge and skills. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a grasp of the science of microbial diversity and the role of fermented foods in supporting and optimizing human health and longevity.
  • Competency in advanced fermentation skill and application.
  • Understand the biochemical mechanism of cell fermentation and the possible implications in metabolic diseases like cancer.

Educational Effectiveness Indicators

  • Comprehensive assignments 
  • Practical Culinary Presentation

Admissions Requirements

  • Interest or qualification in biology, nutrition, or equivalent field, or health professional. 
  • Transitioning to a plant based diet.
  • Clinician looking to incorporate plant based nutrition and microbial health.
  • Student of nutritional sciences or health sciences.
  • Interest in addressing, preventing and reversing gut dysbiosis.