Introduction to Bacteriology

Staining Techniques, Culture Media and Methods, Biochemical tests, Infection and their sources. Microbiology, Bacteria.

You will learn about staining techniques, shapes of bacteria, arrangement, culture media, culture methods, biochemical tests, various types of infection, their sources, and methods of transmission. The last section contains 50 questions which will help you thoroughly understand the subject.

What you’ll learn

  • What are Microorganisms?.
  • What are prokaryotes and eukaryotes?.
  • What is simple, negative and differential staining?.
  • Procedure for Gram staining and Acid Fast staining.
  • Shapes of Bacteria.
  • Arrangement of Cocci, Bacilli.
  • Why do we culture?.
  • Solid, Liquid and Semi-solid media.
  • What is agar?.
  • Different types of Media.
  • Simple or Basal Media.
  • Complex Media.
  • Special Media.
  • Types of Culturing techniques used in laboratories.
  • Fermentation and Biochemical properties.
  • What is infection?.
  • Classifications of Infection.
  • What are the sources of infection?.
  • What are biological and mechanical vectors?.
  • Methods of Transmission of infection.

Course Content

  • Section 1 –> 4 lectures • 17min.
  • Section 2 –> 4 lectures • 17min.
  • Section 3 –> 4 lectures • 18min.
  • Section 4 –> 4 lectures • 16min.
  • Section 5 –> 0 lectures • 0min.

Introduction to Bacteriology

Requirements

  • Basic biology in high school.
  • A basic computer and internet connection.

You will learn about staining techniques, shapes of bacteria, arrangement, culture media, culture methods, biochemical tests, various types of infection, their sources, and methods of transmission. The last section contains 50 questions which will help you thoroughly understand the subject.

Being my first course, I have tried to keep it simple.

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