Microbiology and Virology

  • Course level: Beginner


Microbiology and Virology. An Introduction to the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa, with the main emphasis on bacteria. Topics include History of Microbiology, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Classification, Microscopy, Staining techniques, and Microbial growth and nutrition.

Medical Virology is a study of viruses as it pertains to human pathology and disease.
Students will learn the definition of a virus, the structure of the virus, the classification of viruses. Learning aids like MCQs and Module tests help anchor the concepts and facts of virology.
Virology is a very volatile and confusing subject and contains a lot of detail. Attention to detail is important for learning and mastering the subject.


Whether you are new to Microbiology, want a refresher course, or want to learn certain basic yet complex concepts, this course aims to deliver quality material that will make learning more engaging and Microbiology a more fascinating subject, especially as it relates to Medicine.

Who this Microbiology and Virology course is for:

  • This is an introductory Microbiology course. The course will benefit mostly Undergraduate and College level students.
  • Microbiology Students
  • Biology Students
  • Allied Health Sciences Students
  • Pre-nursing students
  • Pre-med students

What Will I Learn?

  • Medical Microbiology and Virology

Topics for this course

50 Lessons

Microbiology and Virology

Medical Animation: HIV and AIDS00:00:00
HIV life cycle: How HIV infects a cell and replicates itself using reverse transcriptase00:00:00
Antiretrovirals and the HIV Pandemic00:00:00
HIV & AIDS – signs, symptoms, transmission, causes & pathology00:00:00
How HIV kills so many CD4 T cells00:00:00
Treating HIV: Antiretroviral drugs00:00:00
13 4 HIV infection00:00:00
Safety and efficacy of an HIV-1 attachment inhibitor00:00:00
Virology Lectures 2018 #23: HIV and AIDS00:00:00
Viral Hepatitis A and E00:00:00
Viral Hepatitis B and D00:00:00
Treatment of Hepatitis B00:00:00
Hepatitis B: Current and Future Therapies00:00:00
Microbiology – Hepatitis C Virus00:00:00
Viral Hepatitis C00:00:00
Hepatitis C Virus Life Cycle00:00:00
Treating Hepatitis B – Steven-Huy Han, MD00:00:00
Diagnosis of Management of Hepatitis C – Steven-Huy Han, MD00:00:00
Influenza animation – flu virus mechanism00:00:00
Influenza: Epidemiology and Viral Structure00:00:00
Influenza: Pathogenesis and Clinical Manifestations00:00:00
Influenza: Risk Factors and Prevention00:00:00
Influenza: Diagnosis and Treatment00:00:00
13 2 Antigenic Shift00:00:00
Human Papillomavirus00:00:00
Introduction to Human Herpesviruses (HHV)00:00:00
HSV 1 and 2 – Pathogenesis of Oral and Genital Herpes00:00:00
Herpes (oral & genital) – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology00:00:00
Varicella zoster virus – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology00:00:00
Non Polio Enteroviruses – Echovirus, Coxsackievirus, and Enterovirus00:00:00
Ebola Virus00:00:00
How pandemics spread00:00:00
Mumps – symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology00:00:00
Measles and vaccines: measles virus00:00:00
Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?00:00:00
HHV6 & HHV700:00:00
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) – Virology and Pathogenesis00:00:00
Virology Lectures 2018 #20: Antivirals00:00:00
Virology Lectures 2018 #5: Attachment and Entry00:00:00
Viral Load and Monitoring00:00:00
Using Standard Curve to Estimate DNA Quantity00:00:00
Staph Epidemiology00:00:00
Microbiology – Staphylococcus Aureus and Skin Abscess00:00:00
Staph Clinical Manifestations00:00:00
CRISPR: Gene editing and beyond00:00:00
Calculating how to split cells00:00:00
Counting Cells with a Hemocytometer00:00:00
Cell Culture Tutorial – An Introduction00:00:00
Virus Watch: Counting Viruses00:00:00
HSV I00:00:00
Microbiology and Virology
40 £

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Prerequisites: Basic Chemistry and Biology