Microbiology: Introduction
Microbiology: Introduction

Microbiology: Introduction

by Vincent Racaniello, PhD

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.

Course Details

  • Videos 45
  • Duration 2:53 h
  • Quiz questions 110
  • Concept Pages 13


Your Educators of course Microbiology: Introduction

 Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Dr. Vincent Racaniello is a Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University, in New York, USA.
He obtained his PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, in 1979 and joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1982.
Because of his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars Program, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit Awards. Dr. Racaniello is interested in using new media for medical education; he writes on his virology blog and hosts and produces several podcasts.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Racaniello teaches courses on Microbiology.

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By erg r. on 24. September 2022 for Bacterial Interior โ€“ Bacteria

on of the best lecture thanks to professor and lecturio also

Introduction to microbiology
By Rachael K. on 24. September 2022 for Microbiology: Introduction

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! Thank you!
By Mirela P. on 18. September 2022 for Helminths (Worms) โ€“ Parasites

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!

Summative and Comprehensive
By Neelesh P. on 28. June 2022 for Classification of Protozoan Parasites โ€“ Parasites

Very good explanation by Dr. Vincent Racaniello. Clear and precise language and can be well understood by laymen. Pretty impressive work. Highly recommended.