by Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions are essential for life and medicine. This course covers all exam relevant concepts in the field of microbiology.

Prof. Vincent Racaniello will provide you with valuable clinical pearls and mnemonics, that will help you not only memorize random facts, but also become a better doctor. Topic reviews and quiz questions will furthermore support your learning process.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Definition and types of microbes
  • Components of bacterial cells
  • Good and bad viruses
  • Reproduction and function of yeasts
  • Definition of prions
  • Bacterial diseases like staphylococcus and streptococcus
  • Fungal diseases and their treatments
  • Life cycles of parasites like malaria or worms
  • Detection and treatment of Mad Cow Disease and other prion diseases

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Course Details

  • Videos 26
  • Duration 1:47 h
  • Quiz questions 71
  • Articles 4


Your Educators of course Bacteria

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University in New York. As an internationally renowned virologist, he has published many influential papers in the field, and co-authored the well-known textbook Principles of Animal Virology. He has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit. Professor Racaniello firmly believes in the power of the internet as a scientific tool, and works on several platforms to share his vast knowledge in virology.

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He is a very good lecturer and great facilitator of microbiology.
By Alexander W. on 17. August 2017 for Human Microbiome

He is a very good lecturer and great facilitator of microbiology.

Salmonella, Shigella
By The Anh P. on 11. July 2017 for Bacteria

Perfect, easy to follow and understand. I would be appreciated if there are more topics about treatment.

Great lecture
By William Kian Sia K. on 24. June 2017 for Bacteria

The clarity of the information being delivered is extremely satisfactory! I enjoyed watching this lecture.

Great Overview with Clinical Correlations
By Curtis M. on 16. May 2017 for Bacteria

Lecture was well organized and covered the appropriate level for this topic.

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