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 1:48 h
  • Quiz questions 74
  • 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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By Eleftherios B. on 16. February 2019 for Staphylococcal Toxin Diseases

Nice one, well described, nice talker, I enjoyed a lot. Keep it up!

By Hedwin V. on 03. February 2019 for Bacteria

Me encanta, todo bien conciso, de manera muy explicada y digerible de combrender

By Beatriz C. on 31. January 2019 for Enteric Bacterial Pathogens (Bacterial Diseases): Learning Outcomes

Very easy to understand difficult bacterial's names and functions. Very well explained and resumed, thank you so much.

It's a amazing introduction. I'm expected about this course!!!
By Giovanni P. on 04. January 2019 for Human Microbiome

I think that this course is a incredible tool for medical students. I belive that it's important the Microbiology for doctors and it's great that we have access at it's information