Microbiology: Introduction
Microbiology: Introduction

Microbiology: Introduction

by Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Gain a basic understanding of microbiology!

This course offers you an essential overview of microbes and the diseases they cause. Students with or without a professional background in medicine will receive an introduction to the medical application of microbiology. Tutor and award-winning virologist Prof. Vincent Racaniello comprehensively discusses the structure and behavior of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and prions—the small creatures which outnumber all other living beings on earth.

Upon completion of this basic course you will…

• …be able to define microbes and differentiate between them
• …understand the components of bacterial cells
• …distinguish between good and bad viruses
• …comprehend the reproduction and function of yeasts
• …define prions and the diseases they cause

You will be professionally introduced to the basic concepts in microbiology, and be able to understand expert discussions about it. 

Course Details

  • Videos 45
  • Duration 2:53 h
  • Quiz questions 127
  • Articles 2


Your Educators of course Microbiology: Introduction

 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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introduced a whole new world
By silvya i. on 22. October 2019 for Metabolic Wizardry – Introduction to Microbiology

sir , the way you talk about microbes ,inspire me to learn more.

By EDWIN h. on 21. October 2019 for Microbiology: Introduction

Really clear explanation, and really easy to understand! I’m lovin’ it

By Aldo R. on 13. August 2019 for Microbiology: Introduction

I love the lectures so much. I like trip on steroids I never have consumed lol. However. I think it would be great if they had the ten second mark or arrow so that it would rewind or fast forward the lecture. It’d Save time just like you tube videos and stuff. Thank you kindly

good pedagogy.
By Paul J. on 13. July 2019 for Microbiology: Introduction

A calm and organized lecture made in a way that is easy to recollect with the start and end saying what we are going to learn and what we have learned.