Microbiology: Certificate Program

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In just a few weeks, you can earn a Microbiology Certificate by reviewing the fun video lessons and quizzes in this course. Once you've obtained the certificate, you can use it to show prospective employers your skill level and knowledge in this field as well as your interest in continued education.
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20 chapters in Microbiology: Certificate Program

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Check your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
  • Comprehensive test covering all topics
  • Detailed video explanations for wrong answers
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Lesson 1 - Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Gastrointestinal Infection by the Astroviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Californian Brain Inflammation: Bunyaviridae Structure, Transmission, and Disease  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Stomach Flu & Viruses of the Caliciviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - SARS: Diseases and Viruses of the Coronaviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Ebola Virus and other Deadly Filoviridae Viruses  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis C: The Flaviviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Orthomyxoviridae Virus Family: Influenza, Flu Shots, and More  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Measles and Mumps: Disease of the Paramyxoviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Polio, Foot and Mouth Disease, and Hepatitis A: The Picornaviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - HIV and AIDS: Mechanisms and Diseases of the Retroviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Treatment Methodologies for HIV  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Rubella and German Measles: Diseases of the Togaviridae Virus Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Other RNA Virus Families of Importance  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - What Is a Foodborne Illness? - Definition and Common Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Cavities and Tooth Decay: Bacterial Causes of Common Dental Issues  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What Is Botulism? - Food Poisoning Caused By the Bacterium Clostridium botulinum  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Salmonella: Symptoms of Food Poisoning Caused By Salmonella  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - What Is Campylobacter? - Infection Caused By Campylobacter Bacteria  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - E. Coli: Common Strains and Pathogenic Varieties of E. Coli Bacteria  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Escherichia Coli Infections: E. coli O157:H7  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - E. coli O157:H7 - Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Listeriosis: Bacterial Infection from Listeria Monocytogenes  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Typhoid Fever: Symptoms, Causes and Salmonella Typhi  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Food Poisoning from Clostridium perfringens & Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - What Is Cholera? - Disease Symptoms and Vibrio Cholerae  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Cholera: Causes, Treatment and Prevention  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - What Is an Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms and Helicobacter pylori  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Brucellosis: Infectious Disease Caused by the Brucella Bacteria  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Dysentery and the Bacteria Shigella: Symptoms & Causes  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Food Poisoning from Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Anatomical Barriers of the Immune System  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - What Is Inflammation? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Granulocytes: Types and Functions  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Macrophages, Killer Cells & Other Cells of the Innate Immune System  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Complement System: Definition and Function  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Lymphatic System: Definition and Fundamental Components  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - What are T Cells: Creation and Function  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - What Are B Cells? - Function and Types  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Humoral Immune Response: Definition and Features  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Antibodies: Their Important Structure  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Antibodies: Their Function In the Immune System  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - The Five Classes of Antibodies  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Type I Hypersensitivity: Allergic Reactions  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Type II Hypersensitivity: Cytotoxic Hypersensitivity  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Type III Hypersensitivity: Immune Complex Hypersensitivity  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Autoimmune Diseases and Hypersensitivity  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Types of Antibiotics: Bactericidal vs.Bacteriostatic & Narrow Spectrum vs. Broad Spectrum  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Drugs: Selective Toxicity, Classes and Mechanisms  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - How Does Penicillin Work? - Discovery, Mechanism & Properties  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Penicillin Resistance: How Penicillin-Resistant Bacteria Avoid Destruction  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis: Bacitracin, Vancomycin & Mycobacteria-specific Drugs  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: How Antibiotics Target the Bacterial Ribosome  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Antimicrobial Peptides: Definition and Use Against Microbes  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Inhibitors of DNA/RNA Synthesis: How Rifamycins and Quinolones Kill Bacteria  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Inhibitors of Metabolite Synthesis: How Sulfa Drugs Work  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Antifungal Drugs: Major Types & Functions  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Antiviral Drugs: Treatments for Flu & Other Common Viruses  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Antiretroviral Drugs: How HIV Medications Work  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Antiparasitic Drugs: Types and Mechanisms  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Antibiotic Resistance: Definition, Types & Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - MRSA and Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Antibiotic Effectiveness: MICs, Time- and Concentration-Dependent Antibiotics  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Opportunistic Infections from Antibiotic Usage: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz

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