Viruses
Viruses

Viruses

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 51
  • Duration 4:49 h
  • Quiz questions 167
  • Concept Pages 44

Content

Your Educators of course Viruses

 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.
Because of his achievements, he has received several awards, including the Irma T. Hirschl, Searle Scholars Program, Eli Lilly, and NIH Merit Awards. 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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Usmle
By Olatunji S. on 23. April 2021 for Viruses

More emphasis on how the usmle style questioning will be asked

 
Lecturing
By Irina P. on 20. March 2021 for Double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) Genomes – DNA Viruses

I like all your lectures, you give a great explanation of the material, thank you, Professor!

 
Prof. Racaniello is second to no one.
By Dr Julio Warner L. on 09. January 2021 for Viruses

Professor Racaniello masters the topic very well. He knows what he is talking about. I like his confidence. He is one of the most fluent professors I ever have

 
Worth my time
By Mufeng H. on 28. September 2020 for Viruses

Very good introduction courses for beginners and much knowledge for course reviewers!