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

Start learning with Lecturio today!

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.

User reviews

4,6 of 5 stars
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1  Star
Nice introduction to a complex subject
By Mohsin K. on 07. December 2018 for Human Microbiome

5/5 because of the simplified explanation of the human microbiome. I like the approach used because it sets the stage for acquiring important high yield information later into the subject.

best review for microbiology
By Mohammed A. on 06. December 2018 for Escherichia Coli (ETEC)

great lecture ,great professor! all the lectures are very much cover all the important concepts . just need more videos to cover the other bacteria like klebsiella,spirochetes,syphilis and the zoonotic bacteria .

By Rivaldo H. on 26. October 2018 for Salmonella

that was a simple and accurate description i liked it very much

Thank you!
By Rose G. on 17. October 2018 for Bacteria

This course was informative and professional. I look forward to learning more!

See all 35 user reviews with text