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 24
  • Duration 2:25 h
  • Quiz questions 114
  • 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.
 Sean Elliott, MD

Sean Elliott, MD

Dr. Sean Elliott earned his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1993, followed by a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine. Recruited in 1999 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he is now the Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for the Department of Pediatrics, serving as the Pediatrics Residency Program Director from 2011 to the end of 2017 and as the interim Associate Dean of Curriculum from 2017 through 2019.

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By Marion E. on 16. November 2019 for Toxoplasmosis – Protozoa (CNS Infection)

I really like the way the professor make things simple to understand with real-life example, thank you , I finally understood this disease !

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By Marion E. on 03. November 2019 for Ascaris lumbricoides (Nematodes) – Helminths

Really clear explanation with real life example, thank you so much. I had trouble to learn the cycle of this parasite but thank to this professor I get it now and only after one lecture. Even for the prevalence in the world, it's easy for me to remember it now thanks to this lecture.

By Kashyap B. on 20. November 2018 for Hookworms (Nematodes) – Helminths

Great lecturer. Keeps the lecture interesting and easy to remember. Wish I had him as my professor.

By Mark A. on 01. May 2018 for Parasites

This guy is the best lecturer on this platform, knows the subject matter, knows how to capture your attention and also has a way of going over everything in a short summary