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 1:33 h
  • Quiz questions 5
  • 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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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

The etiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of the parasites.
By Alexander W. on 21. August 2017 for Parasites

Very well done job. Dr. Vincent is excellent. If someone does not have a better understanding of basic and clinical microbiology is not his fault. He has done all his best to facilitate the concepts in a very clear manner so that everyone can understand. Good job Dr. Vincent.

Very good explanation! I love it!
By Pierfabio C. on 18. July 2017 for Parasites

great and well made, I'd like if you add some quiz even in this section!

By Denise C. on 02. May 2017 for Parasites

Very good teacher! Funny! Great job. I can spend all they long listening to him.

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