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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By Greeshma T. on 16. May 2020 for Microbiology: Introduction

Its apt for 2nd yrs....simple and all main points are given.

By Kelly G. on 08. May 2020 for Microbiology: Introduction

El programa ya se me acaba en dos meses, estaría muy interesada de volver a comprar si tuviesen en español y tambien como estudiante me ayudaría mucho un descuento

the presentation is very comprehensive
By kofi o. on 06. May 2020 for Microbiology: Introduction

i chose this rating because the lecture is up to the minute, well researched. and the presentation is straight to the point.

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By Puiraldo Solana Maria B. on 25. April 2020 for Microbiology: Introduction

He is so natural , after topic explanation he then takes example of daily life, easy to understand