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 8
  • Duration 0:36 h
  • Quiz questions 23
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Prions

 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.

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By Ahmed A. on 11. November 2020 for Prions

I haven't reviewed the lecture but personally from watching some of the previous vids I feel that doc Vincent is not giving a USMLE lecture. while what he does is very good, lecturio is very specific for USMLE, the lecturer has to hit the most high yield points in the most concise and easy to understand way. the benchmark would be Hassan sattar in pathoma, very on the point summarizing massive topics to a single slide.

claro y conciso
By Cesar L. on 17. March 2020 for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSEs) of Humans

es un excelente vídeo, y esta muy bien explicado; justo el tema de mi próxima evaluación

I really liked it!
By Mariia R. on 04. June 2018 for Prions

By my opinion, very interesting and informative lectures. Thank you very much!

By Mark A. on 01. May 2018 for Prions

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