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 1:47 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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Bacteriology made simple
By Mark A. on 20. October 2017 for Bacteria

Very precise and concise, highly recommended to all my friends and colleagues

Excellent professor. Bugs made interesting!
By Sandra F. on 19. October 2017 for Enteric Bacterial Pathogens (Bacterial Diseases): Learning Outcomes

Excellent professor. Bugs made interesting! The table in the last lecture was very useful.

Very good for learning the basics of bacteria
By Eunbi C. on 16. October 2017 for Bacteria

I had no background in microbiology and this lecture helped me a lot with closing the gap. Thank you

By Lisa R. on 07. September 2017 for Bacteria

Dr Racaniello, is good. Easy to understand, good content. This course is hitting all topics in my med school course.

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