Course Content
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?
4: Gram – Baccilus 1- Campylobacter, Helicobacter, Vibrio, Legionella, Haemophilus, Bordetella, Pseudomonas
6: Gram – Bacillus 3: Gardnerella, Bartonella, Eikenella, Coxiella, Brucella, Francisella, Pasteurella
Intro to Medical Microbiology – Bacteriology
About Lesson

Intro Resources

Welcome to the first course in Medical Microbiology, brought to you by MedEd University (previously FreeMedEd). This course will concentrate on the first, and arguably most intriguing section of medically relevant microbes: bacteria. 

All mentions and graphics for FreeMedEd can now be directed towards MedEd.University

Course Overview

Unlike most courses in microbiology, this course is designed in tiers. This helps to chunk different categories into related and manageable bits of information. We also use spaced repetition to encourage memory of not only the most recently covered material but the entire course as a whole. This means it may be helpful, though not required, to complete the 10 Modules in order. Alternatively, you may wish to complete all of the A-series lectures from each module, then B-series, and so on. 

Since we cannot fit all relevant material into our short lecture series, there are “Optional Resources” attached to each module section. These include external videos/links from mostly very well-respected educational resources (as well as some for humor), and add artistic and graphic information to aid in learning the material.


A Supplemental Textbook for this course can be found at:

  • Microbiology and Immunology Online Textbook

Special thanks to Dr. Richard Hunt for his hard work on this free, online resource! It is often going through updates, so check back often for the latest information.

You may also wish to use these free resources:

Or simply search your local public or university library for a Medical Microbiology textbook to follow along with each module. It is highly recommended you utilize multiple learning paths (ie: lectures, texts, assignments) in order to improve retention of material.

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