by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Sean Elliott, MD

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 23
  • Duration 2:24 h
  • Quiz questions 107
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Parasites

 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.
Due to his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit. 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.

 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott is the Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics at The University of Arizona, USA.
He obtained his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993. Currently, he is Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of Arizona Medical Center.
He devotes time to Quality Improvement, graduate medical education efficacy and his scholarship with the Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Elliott teaches courses on Microbiology.

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By Maria J. on 26. December 2020 for Toxoplasma gondii – Protozoa (CNS Infection)

Amazing lecture! So easy to understand and so enjoyable to watch; congratulations!

It was good
By Saikat D. on 16. May 2020 for Parasites

It was fun learning the content. Frankness was encouraging. Important points have been outlined

By athenaa p. on 02. May 2020 for Parasites

J'ai adoré les cours ,ils m'ont économisé beaucoup de temps de révision ?

It's like having a conversation with a friend
By Simone W. on 10. April 2020 for Parasites

The ease of listening and staying engaged is incredible...there's a lot of information, but before you know it, you've completed the lectures. The real-world approach makes it easy to focus, I appreciate it. Thanks