Epigenetics and Microbiomics in Precision Health


Stanford School of Medicine

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In recent years, developments in epigenetics and microbiomics have profoundly impacted our understanding of human health and the treatment of diseases. Researchers are now able to develop treatments and diagnostic tools that take into account unique differences between individuals.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction into this fascinating new field, from basic definitions and operating mechanisms of epigenetics and microbiomics to more complex topics such as computational analysis.

This course is an elective course in the Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate.

What you will learn

  • The basic mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of gene expressions 
  • The role of genetic and epigenetic markers in human health, including the impact of lifestyle and diet
  • How epigenetic markers can influence aging, metabolic disorders, and neuropsychiatric diseases
  • How the study and analytics of microbiomics have impacted disease treatment and how we define health
  • Approaches scientists are using to "decode" the human epigenome and microbiome


  • $495 per Elective Course
  • $3,445* All-Access Plan - Pay for six courses, get three free, and access them all for an entire year.
    *If you have already paid for Genetics and Genomics program courses, the total cost will be pro-rated accordingly. Our Student and Client Services team will be in contact with you to make arrangements. Contact us at stanford-genetics@stanford.edu.

Continuing Education Units

By completing this course, you’ll earn 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU). CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

Record of Completion

When you complete each course, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your Record of Completion. This email will be sent to the address you provide in your mystanfordconnection within 3 business days of course completion.


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Course Access
60-day access to the online course starts upon payment. 

Course Materials
Course materials are available for download from the online videos page. All materials are available for printing and review upon enrollment.

Final Exam
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.

Course Evaluation
Participants are required to complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.