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 3
  • Duration 1:47 h
  • Quiz questions 6
  • Topic reviews 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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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.

like everything about the teaching. wish you were my medical school lecturer
By Lucy N. on 27. March 2017 for Introduction to Bacteria

like everything about the teaching. wish you were my medical school lecturer

Very good course
By Catalina M. on 06. February 2017 for Bacteria

Very good course!!

Hello great informative lecture
By sandeep N. on 20. January 2017 for Introduction to Bacteria

Hello great informative lecture, however when will the course be complete? It is missing some important topics.

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