Introduction to Microbiology
What you'll learn
- Basic Biology or Basic Sciences
This is a college-level introductory microbiology course taught at a pace for learning and understanding. It is a great way to learn basic biology concepts from all disciplines of biology or to aid you as you are taking a college microbiology course.
This course covers history of microbiology, structure and function of cellular structures for bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and viruses. Then we will dig into the human body's ability to fight off disease through immunology, failures of our immune system for hypersensitivities and autoimmune diseases, some epidemiology and then look at specific diseases cause by a few of our bad-boy pathogens.
This course is very much a work-in-progress and some videos will be replaced with time (Currently, Sections 5-8 may require you to ride the volume in places). This course contains a quick (5-question) quiz at the end of each section.
**Please note: this course was not produced for covering a pandemic. There is a video on SARS-CoV-2 which is lecture 46 in Section 8, at the end of that section. If you are having streaming issues, please know that we all are and isn't due to the courses themselves, rather the platform or the service provider. Those issues should be taken up with either Udemy or your service provider. If you have specific questions regarding the content of this course, please message the instructor using Udemy's messenger tool. The instructor is in GMT-5, or Central Standard Time in the U.S. If you have problems with the content, please message the instructor before leaving negative feedback.
Who this course is for:
- College students considering health or biology fields.
I am a college-level biology instructor with a Masters in Biology, concentration in Microbiology. I have taught introductory science classes at the college level for over 10 years. My style is focused on helping the student learn and understand biology, sure, but in a way that pushes the student to learn more than even he/she/they believed they were capable of.