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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not so informative
By sazzad hoss a. on 14. January 2019 for How are Viruses Studied?

not detailed and for a introductory vedio should be more explanatory

Awesome teacher!
By Ozren A. on 02. September 2018 for Viral Genomes (Virus Diseases): Learning Outcomes

Prof. Racaniello makes learning of microbiology an awesome experience! It's pretty fun to watch his videos.

By Mark A. on 27. April 2018 for Viruses

A very difficult topic which is highly volatile to forget, but lecture does his best to keep us informed

SsRNA: Negative Sense Genomes
By Madjissem K. on 29. March 2018 for SsRNA: Negative Sense Genomes

the explanation is very clear, the scientific names are pronounced very well and the illustrations are standing out.