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 110
  • Concept Pages 12


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 Uche I. on 30. October 2021 for Microbiology: Introduction

The lectures are well explained and he made it easy for understanding the microbiology concept

clear looking for classification of microorganism
By NASSER R. on 27. September 2021 for Microbiology: Introduction

simplest and clear and touch the point figure help in understand

waste of time
By aziz d. on 07. September 2021 for Fungi — Introduction to Microbiology

waste of time for usmle prep highly dont recommend. thats it

Straight-to-the-point lectures!
By lafayette H. on 10. August 2021 for Microbiology: Introduction

Coming from someone that has never taken microbiology before, I feel as if it's explained simply without All the fluff, especially for a “Ph.D.,” which, from my experience, makes things more complicated than they need to be when giving lectures and quizzes. Ex. When I take the quiz at the end of each lecture I understand what the question is asking, and I'm able to respond Accordingly. This is what's missing in the science classes that I taken at the Schools I've attended.