by Vincent Racaniello, PhD

Bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and prions are essential for life and medicine. This course covers all exam relevant concepts in the field of microbiology.

Prof. Vincent Racaniello will provide you with valuable clinical pearls and mnemonics, that will help you not only memorize random facts, but also become a better doctor. Topic reviews and quiz questions will furthermore support your learning process.

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 34
  • Duration 1:32 h
  • Quiz questions 85
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Parasites

 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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Great teacher
By Ignacio Amyad R. on 07. February 2018 for Parasites

I really enjoyed learning something that I wouldn't have enjoyed otherwise. Thanks a lot for such a great lecturer.

Best parasitology lectures!!
By Sara D. on 03. February 2018 for Parasites

I thoroughly enjoyed all the videos. Also by listening to these lectures, my uni lectures are making sense to me now. Thank you so much Dr Vincent. You have made my life so much easier now.

Great teacher !
By o. on 11. January 2018 for Parasites

Great teacher !! I was amazed with your way of teaching.. You made one of the most hard subjects look so easy thank you

By kholoud a. on 18. December 2017 for Plasmodium Malariae: Diagnosis

i rate this to support u and encourage u too go ahead fabelous job thnx

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