Do you want to understand the issues and science behind infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, and E. coli? Do you need a microbiology credit for medical, dental, veterinary or nursing school?

This online microbiology course from the University of Toronto covers the basics of medical microbiology with unique and valuable input from highly respected scientists and clinicians.


About the course

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or public health. We focus on the most important things you need to know about medical microbiology to prepare you for a future in health care or public health. Several professional programs have indicated that this course satisfies their microbiology prerequisite. 

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The Instructors

Our instructors include world-leading researchers in the science surrounding infection and disease. We bring together experts from a variety of disciplines to paint a complete picture of how microbes affect our health and how infections are prevented, diagnosed, and treated.

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Schedule and Registration

This online microbiology course was created by the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. It is hosted through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Click here to find out about the schedule and how to register.      

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