Microbiology
Microbiology

Microbiology

by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Lecturio USMLE
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Explore the microscopic beings that rule the world and treat the diseases they cause

Microbes outnumber all other creatures on earth: While invisible to the human eye, bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and prions are essential for life and for medicine. This course will provide you with an overview of the most important terms and concepts in the vast field of microbiology. Tutor and award-winning virologist Prof. Vincent Racaniello will help you identify the different microbes and the diseases that they cause.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Definition and types of microbes
  • Components of bacterial cells
  • Good and bad viruses
  • Reproduction and function of yeasts
  • Definition of prions
  • Bacterial diseases like staphylococcus and streptococcus
  • Fungal diseases and their treatments
  • Life cycles of parasites like malaria or worms
  • Detection and treatment of Mad Cow Disease and other prion diseases

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Course Details

  • Videos 105
  • Duration 6:04 h
  • Quiz questions 191
  • Articles 17

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Your Educators of course Microbiology

 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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Virology
By Mark A. on 03. December 2017 for Viruses

A very difficult topic which is highly volatile to forget, but lecture does his best to keep us informed

 
very informative and catchy
By Huriye Tuğçe A. on 27. November 2017 for Prions

I love his courses! Really interesting and informative! Thank you for this awesome lecture.

 
good teachinig skills
By Neuer N. on 31. October 2017 for Plasmodium Malariae: Clinical Signs and Symptoms

the lecturer is very good in lecturing, i understand very well morethan in the class hall

 
up to date information
By Sandra F. on 27. October 2017 for Prions

Very up to date information about prions. Professor Racaniello makes every lecture interesting.

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