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 22
  • Duration 1:14 h
  • Quiz questions 76
  • Articles 8


Your Educators of course Fungi

 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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dr vincent ........thank you
By sahil p. on 17. July 2018 for Subcutaneous, Cutaneous and Superficial Mycoses: Learning Outcomes

things made quite easy with interactive lectures and slides and tables

By Mark A. on 01. May 2018 for Fungi

This guy is fantastic lecturer and the best on this platform, knows the subject matter, knows how to capture your attention throughout and also has a way of going over everything in a short summary. However, I would have appreciated if he becomes more test oriented. Thank you.

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By M C. on 26. April 2018 for Fungi

Like it very much. Will like it more if you can add more bacterias and viruses on the course!!!

All the outcomes of the fungi.
By Alexander W. on 19. August 2017 for Fungi

Dr. Vincent Racantello is a wonderful facilitator. His teaching is very connected to the concepts of the topics. His explanations are very clear. He even takes time to recap when it is necessary so that the learner can stay on right task. I wish I had more available time to invest in his teaching. He really inspires me to push myself a little bit more. Thanks again

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