by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Sean Elliott, MD

As the prominent Columbia University professor of Virology Vincent Racaniello leads you through this course, you will gain detailed insight into the basic types of bacteria. Learning more about the sources of certain bacteria types, such as E. coli and Salmonella, will help you better determine which organs are targeted by these pathogens.

Towards the end of this course, you will receive an overview of the factors that contribute to the risk for common bacterial infections, as well as their epidemiology and treatment options.

In addition to viewing our high-quality video lectures, you can access quiz questions and download study materials. Start learning today!

Course Details

  • Videos 65
  • Duration 7:07 h
  • Quiz questions 229
  • 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.
 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993, followed by a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. Recruited in 1999 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he is now the Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics, serving as the Pediatrics Residency Program Director from 2011 to the end of 2017 and as the interim Associate Dean of Curriculum from 2017 through 2019.

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By Sandra Monica D. on 17. September 2019 for Bacteria

This lecture really helped me a lot, it’s so well explained and dynamic that makes it easier to understand. Thank you doctor.

Clear and comprehensive lecture
By Gaia P. on 10. September 2019 for Clostridium

The lecturer touched on all of the most important points with clarity and conciseness.

By Haşim B. on 10. September 2019 for Bacteria

He is energetic and I like that very much about him.

By Francisca Q. on 07. September 2019 for Bacteria

It would be nice to have an extra chapter o add a lab identification for bacterias. Like techniques to identify them. Oxidase positive o catalase negative like so. Also is very useful in enterobactereceaa microorganisms to add the biochemistry scale o battery examples like TSI LIA MIO Citrate Urea. I’m from Chile and i am in formation to become a laboratory Medical technologist