Ch 11: Fungal Infections: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Fungal Infections chapter of this Microbiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master fungal infections. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of fungal infections.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering microbiology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding fungal pathogens, molds and yeasts.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about fungal infections.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Fungal Infections chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Fungal Infections chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the relationship between Cryptococcus and meningitis?
  • Where are we most likely to become infected with Histoplasma capsulatum?
  • What symptoms are associated with an Aspergillus infection?
  • What fungal pathogen can lead to fatal pneumonia in AIDS patients?
  • Which areas of the body are affected by ringworm?
  • What kinds of yeast infections are associated with Candida albicans?

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Fungal Infections: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Cryptococcus neoformans and gattii: Infections & Symptoms

1. Cryptococcus neoformans and gattii: Infections & Symptoms

A fungus that commonly grows on pigeon droppings can cause meningitis. In this lesson, we will look at the yeast Cryptococcus, and its ability to cause disease in humans unfortunate enough to breathe it in.

What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum

2. What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum

Raising backyard chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience, but you might end up raising more than just chicks. In this lesson, we will explore the world of Histoplasma capsulatum, a pathogenic fungus that can grow on chicken feces.

What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms

3. What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms

Human fungal diseases are rare and usually don't cause symptoms in healthy people. In this lesson, we'll discuss Aspergillus, a disease-causing mold, and the different infections and symptoms it can cause in susceptible hosts.

Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci

4. Pneumocystis Pneumonia: Infections Caused by Pneumocystis jiroveci

AIDS patients have a lot to worry about. In this lesson we examine Pneumocystis jiroveci, the fungal pathogen that can cause life-threatening pneumonia in AIDS patients due to their compromised immune function.

Candidiasis: Yeast Infections Caused by Candida albicans

5. Candidiasis: Yeast Infections Caused by Candida albicans

Your body is teeming with microorganisms that normally live in perfect balance without you ever knowing they are there. Candida albicans is one fungal member of this group, but upset the balance and Candida can cause some very unpleasant diseases.

What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi

6. What is Ringworm? - Infections Caused by Trichophyton & Microsporum Fungi

Ringworm is a common pathogen that infects the skin, hair, and nails of people and animals. This disease is not caused by a worm, however. In this lesson we will examine the fungus that causes ringworm and its impact on human health.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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