Infectious diseases have burdened humanity for millennia. Concepts of contagion and its prevention slowly developed in different cultures over centuries. In the 19th century, Louis Pasteur introduced the germ theory of disease, which describes the relationship between microorganisms and illnesses. Microbiology is the branch of biology that focuses on the study of these microorganisms and their relationship to disease processes by describing their characteristics (e.g., species, structure, virulence factors, etc.).
In this course, the student will be introduced to the most important concepts regarding bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and prions, including their classification, characteristics, and important clinical details.
For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to have preliminary knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, histology, and physiology. Familiarity with the biology of prokaryotic cells is strongly encouraged.
on of the best lecture thanks to professor and lecturio also
The lectures are quite informative and clearly presented. It's like I'm attending a class for the very first time since I've taken an extended break from studying microbiology but I am confident that I will do well
Dr. Rcaniello has very good lecture, easy to understand and a pleasure to watch! The tone is calm and the explanation are so detailed and well explained! Thank you!
Very good explanation by Dr. Vincent Racaniello. Clear and precise language and can be well understood by laymen. Pretty impressive work. Highly recommended.