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Microbiology Courses

Take free online microbiology courses to build your skills and advance your career. Learn microbiology and other in-demand subjects with courses from top universities and institutions around the world on edX.

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What is Microbiology?

Microbiology is the branch of biology that studies microorganisms. Bacteria, viruses and fungi are all examples of these microorganisms that are too small to be seen without a microscope. Microorganisms, also call microbes, are important to human life and can be found virtually everywhere. Examples of how we use microbes every day include the production of beer and the treatment of sewage.

Online Microbiology Courses and Programs

Get an introduction to microbiology with online learning courses from universities and institutions around the world. The Immune System: New Developments in Research, a self-paced course from Osaka University, studies the body’s system of protection from attack by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Learn the mechanics of the immune system and discover the latest immunology research. Understand the basic principles of microbiology and immunology and learn about recent medical applications and advancements.

Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines is free, 8-week online courses from Tel Aviv University that introduces students to viruses and the ways in which they attack human cells. Learn about the structure and function of cells and how our immune system works to protect the body. Explore the world of viruses including those that have caused epidemics such as AIDs, the flu and Ebola. Gain a clear understanding of how vaccines work to aid the body in protecting us against harmful viruses.

edX many more courses in molecular microbiology and related topics including genetics, bioinformatics and data science. Study genomic data science from UC San Diego or explore DNA with courses from Rice University. Many courses are self-paced so you can enroll now and start learning today.