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Presenting the Second Edition Continual Professional Development E-Resource ‘The Knowledge behind Probiotics in Health & Disease’

Are you looking to increase your professional development in probiotics and intestinal health? Well look no further.

Presenting the second edition of our Continual Professional Development E-Resource ‘The Knowledge behind Probiotics in Health & Disease’. This resource aims to educate Health Professionals on the science and application of probiotics. This resource is intended for use as a professional development tool, in line with individual learning goals. Health Professionals should utilise guidelines from the relevant accrediting bodies when accounting for professional development points/time.

Incorporating evidence from over 90 peer-reviewed studies including clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, this resource explores the complex defence systems of the intestinal microbiota and investigates the application of different probiotic strains in a range of gastrointestinal and immune related conditions.

Working your way through 14 topics and completion of the MCQ assessment questions will provide ~2 hours towards your overall PD accreditation.


  • Lactic acid bacteria
  • Probiotics
  • Probiotic strains
  • Prebiotics
  • Synbiotics
  • Fundamental research
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Immune System
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Gut brain connection


  • The intestinal microbiota is a diverse and dynamic environment, once established, remains relatively stable over time.
  • Maintenance of a functional digestive system can be supported by a diet that includes sources of probiotics and prebiotics; collectively known as synbiotics.
  • Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a benefit on the host. Specific strains found in probiotics can provide distinct health benefits.
  • The main mechanisms of action of probiotics are enhancement of the epithelial barrier, inhibition of pathogen adhesion, production of antimicrobial substances and immune system modulation.
  • Dysbiosis in the intestines has been linked to many disorders of the gastrointestinal and immune systems.