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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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

By Pierfabio C. on 15. July 2017 for Antifungal Agents

Very well made, all the important thinghs to say are dealt.

By Rebecca S. on 21. February 2017 for Fungi

This lecture was very organized by introduction and then going into detail with the most important fungi. Made it easy to approach and easy to jump back and forward in lecture if you had a part you wanted to see again

By Angela D. on 26. January 2017 for Fungi

covers everything essential, good overview, easy to follow, relevant info