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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good lectures and professor
By monique f. on 30. July 2018 for Enteric Bacterial Pathogens (Bacterial Diseases): Learning Outcomes

I like this professor way of teaching, good explanation, good tables, good rhythm speaking

Good but could be more inclusive.
By Imani F. on 17. July 2018 for Streptococci

I liked how strep was broken down between group A and group B but the video didn't mention the different types of strep in each group ie s. pyogenes. The quiz asked about catalases but didn't mention it in the video.

Great tool!
By Kenia G. on 23. May 2018 for Bacteria

I'm a foreign medial MD internal medicine specialist and I came to us I just felt lost but when I find this tools my life just changed! I already suggest This to other physicians here in USA. I hope I can pass all the usmle steps I will let you know guys!

Excellent doctor. Thank you.
By Sanjib K. on 17. May 2018 for Antimicrobial Resistance

short and sweet concepts. nice tables. easy to understand. thank you.

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