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 15
  • Duration 0:51 h
  • Quiz questions 54
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Viruses

 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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excellent job Dr.Vincent
By Mohamed A. on 21. March 2019 for Viruses

clear helpful illustrations. although history took much time, but I liked the way you went through it, your slides also were simple, not crowded and well organized.

Not close to test questions
By Ge J. on 20. March 2019 for Viruses

It tells the information is not really close to the USMLE questions.

Virus Basics
By Cecii T. on 19. March 2019 for Introduction to Viruses (Virus Diseases): Definitions

Simple and easy to understand, he really likes the subject. I wish the videos were longer with more information. Maybe an advance lecture? Thank you!

Lacking important information
By Elizabeth N. on 13. March 2019 for Viruses

Mr Racaniello explained viral genetics very well in this course, however clinical diseases (measles, mumps, hepatitis viruses, etc) were not mentioned. Most importantly, HIV was not discussed.