UExcel Microbiology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Review the topics covered on the UExcel Microbiology test, including viruses, industrial microbiology lab techniques and more, with this interactive test prep course. Our video lessons and quizzes work like a portable, mobile-friendly study guide you can use any time to ace the test.
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29 chapters in UExcel Microbiology: Study Guide & Test Prep

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Check your knowledge of this course with a 50-question practice test.
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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 - Antifungal Drugs: Major Types & Functions  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Antiviral Drugs: Treatments for Flu & Other Common Viruses  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Antiretroviral Drugs: How HIV Medications Work  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Antiparasitic Drugs: Types and Mechanisms  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Antibiotic Resistance: Definition, Types & Problems  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - MRSA and Multi-Drug Resistant Pathogens  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Antibiotic Effectiveness: MICs, Time- and Concentration-Dependent Antibiotics  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Opportunistic Infections from Antibiotic Usage: Definition & Examples  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - How Does Penicillin Work? - Discovery, Mechanism & Properties  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Penicillin Resistance: How Penicillin-Resistant Bacteria Avoid Destruction  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Inhibitors of Cell Wall Synthesis: Bacitracin, Vancomycin & Mycobacteria-specific Drugs  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis: How Antibiotics Target the Bacterial Ribosome  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Antimicrobial Peptides: Definition and Use Against Microbes  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Inhibitors of DNA/RNA Synthesis: How Rifamycins and Quinolones Kill Bacteria  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Inhibitors of Metabolite Synthesis: How Sulfa Drugs Work  Take Quiz
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