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 52
  • Duration 4:53 h
  • Quiz questions 181
  • 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.
 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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Some types of viruses and their severity
By Menna A. on 23. December 2019 for Rubella Virus – Togaviruses

I chose this because I am a fan of viruses and I want to invent a Medicine for all viruses and I loved it very much because I want to help mankind and learn, and this is a type that we must all talk about.

Super helpful
By FIDEL O. on 12. October 2019 for Viruses

I really love how he mainly focuses on the important details needed.its amazing I love you guys.

No subtitles for foreign speakers :(
By Alberto M. on 22. July 2019 for Viruses

Great but insufficient. The second part has no subtitles for foreign speakers

Sings and symptoms are needed Please, try to be more oriented towards medicine
By Asaad H. on 27. May 2019 for Viruses

The Pro. ist amazing and has a very clear way to introduce concepts The informations lack any medical relevance, they are directed more towards biological knowledge Please, try to be more oriented towards medicine, Sings and symptoms are needed