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 2
  • Duration 0:51 h
  • Quiz questions 6
  • Topic reviews 2


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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Who is in a hurry
By Miroslav P. on 24. June 2017 for Viruses: Viral Genomes

This style is good for explaining this issue to common people, not for students of biomedical sciences! And such a speed! I expect much more from prof. Racaniello! Regards

Story about the simplest form of life must be much simpler and precise!
By Miroslav P. on 24. June 2017 for Introduction: Viruses

Sorry, this way to start story about viruses is wrong, for me. First of all, what is the virus! No even try to answer and define! To much about cell culture and other not important things. And do not mention personal things in such type of lecture, even in form of anecdote! Regards

is wonderful n educative
By Neuer A. on 13. March 2017 for Introduction: Viruses

it gives me all i need n i will surely tell my classmates about it.

CELL-fie! Haha, love the …
By Khushbu R. on 21. April 2016 for Introduction: Viruses

CELL-fie! Haha, love the jokes in this lecture. :)

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