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General Bacteriology

An in-depth study of the general aspects of bacteria including their morphological and pathological features, classification, culture media, staining techniques, sterilization and disinfection.

Course Code 1_343
Category Postgraduate
Duration 10 hours 55 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture


About the Course

Life on this planet is mostly microscopic, and it has existed for billions of years now. Microorganisms affect our lives in a variety of ways hence, the discovery of microbes is often considered as an important milestone in the history of medicine.
In this course, the general aspects of bacteria like their collective morphological features, pathogenic characters, bacterial taxonomy, types of microscopes, culture media and culture techniques, staining techniques, sterilization and disinfection etc are discussed in detail.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.

Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.

Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Microbiology.

Post graduate students –  General medicine, Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Microbiology.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams. While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.

S.No Topics Durations
1 Medical Microbiology - An Introduction 0:42:59
2 Historical Aspects of Medical Microbiology 0:58:52
3 Microscopes 1:04:04
4 Stains and Staining Techniques in Microbiology 1:09:11
5 Bacterial Morphology 1:11:11
6 Growth Requirement of Bacteria 0:29:48
7 Sterilization and Disinfection 1:05:47
8 Disinfection and Chemical Disinfectants 0:44:39
9 Culture Media 0:59:18
10 Culture Techniques 0:32:45
11 Differential Identification of Bacteria 0:40:45
12 Taxonomy of Bacteria 0:39:58
13 Pathogenic Mechanisms 0:35:21

Dr. D. S. Murthy
Asst. Prof. of Microbiology
Osmania Medical College

Dr. K. Prasanthi
Asst. Prof. of Microbiology
Gandhi Medical College

Dr. Veenu Gupta
Assistant Professor
DMC and Hospital

Dr. P. A. Jayakar
Former Professor and HOD
Andhra Medical College

Dr. A. S. Damle
Govt. Medical College

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Dr. Bhurke. D.P

Asst. prof medicine, Dr. Shankarro Chavan Government Medical College. "

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