Intro to Medical Microbiology – Bacteriology


Welcome to our free Medical Micro introduction on bacteriology! This course was created in 2018, so some information has likely changed since its inception. We do hope you will enjoy it and feel free to reach out with any updates or to report any errors!

What Will I Learn?

  • Students will learn the basic patient presentations, diagnosis, and treatment of the bacterial human pathogens.
  • This course is focused on a medical school curriculum and covers frequently tested materials.

Topics for this course

63 Lessons4h

Course Intro!?

Here are some useful resources to get you started!

1 Gram + Cocci: Streptococcus & Staphylococcus?

You will almost certainly see these bugs in the clinic! What do these gram-positive microbes have in common, and how can they be distinguished?

2 Gram – Cocci: Clostridium, Baccilus, Listeria, Corynebacterium, Nocardia, Actinomyces?

These spherical bacterium can cause all kinds of havoc on the human body! What are the most common presentations you might run into?

3 Gram – Cocci: Neisseria?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) aren't the only concern with this crafty pathogen.

4: Gram – Baccilus 1- Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Vibrio, Legionella, Haemophilus, Bordetella, Pseudomonas

5: Gram – Bacillus 2- Escherichia, Salmonella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Yersinia, Proteus, others

6: Gram – Bacillus 3: Gardnerella, Bartonella, Eikenella, Coxiella, Brucella, Francisella, Pasteurella

7: Spirochetes- Treponema, Borrelia, Leptospira

8 Mycobacterium

9 Mycoplasma

10: Pleomorphs- Chlamydia, Rickettsia

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Material Includes

  • Online textbook
  • Video lectures
  • Discussion boards

Target Audience

  • Pre-healthcare and healthcare students

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