Microbiology Online Course

The Microbiology online course is designed for students who require a microbiology class related to health professions as part of their curriculum. This course provides foundational knowledge that will help learners understand medical microbiology and relate it to medical practice. Through a blend of reading and online exercises students will learn the science of microbiology, practical applications, infection prevention, and microbiological diseases related to major body systems while working through the following topics:

  • Background of Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology Specialties
  • Infection Prevention
  • Protecting Patients and Ourselves
  • Microbiology-Related Procedures
  • Immunizations and Antimicrobials
  • Microbiological Diseases: Non-respiratory Infectious Diseases
  • Respiratory-Related Microbiological Diseases

Download our Microbiology course syllabus & accreditation information to present this course to your school or program.

Microbiology Course: $195

Microbiology Class Registration Options

The online Microbiology course registration form is below. An electronic version of the textbook is contained within the online course. The printed textbook is not required for the course but may be useful for students who want to study offline. Books may also be purchased separately at a later time if you change your mind.

Once you purchase the course you will receive an email receipt and a separate email will be sent with your log-in information. Log-in emails are generated during normal business hours 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST Monday through Friday. * Additional shipping charges apply for purchase options that include books. Charges are calculated after adding this item to the shopping cart. - Add/Drop Policy

Online Microbiology Course Registration

Microbiology Online Course (eBook Included): $195

Registration includes:

  • 1-Year access to the Microbiology online course
  • 1-Year access to Microbiology eBook
  • 14-Day free trial to Cengage Unlimited
  • CEU certificate upon course completion

Add microbiology textbooks to your order:

The textbook and medical dictionary are optional. Everything needed to complete the course is included with your registration fee. An electronic version of the textbook is included in the course.

Microbiology Course Objectives

At the conclusion of Microbiology participants will be able to:

  • Describe the steps, in order, of the immune response to infection.
  • List six general guidelines for ensuring accurate results in specimen collection.
  • Explain the protective structures of viruses, parasites, fungi, and prions.
  • Discuss the advantages of four different methods of sterilization and disinfection.
  • List four routes of transmission and precautions that can be used to help prevent infection.
  • Identify the guidelines for maintaining a sterile field.
  • Define five viruses treated with antiviral drugs.
  • List common infections associated with major body systems.
  • Describe five types of pneumonia.

Course Features

Online course features include:

  • Access to Microbiology electronic textbook
  • Audio pronunciations of medical terms
  • Interactive exercises and diagrams
  • Practice quizzes

Course Credit and Completion Time

Students have access to the online Microbiology course for one full year. This course is self-paced and completion time is dependent upon many factors, including the student's prior knowledge, reading comprehension, and exercises completed. Students receive a certificate with CEUs when passing the course with an overall average of 70% or better on the chapter tests and completing a short course evaluation.

Upon successful completion of Microbiology students will receive a certificate of completion for 3.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Corexcel is authorized to award CEUs by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training. Acceptance of CEUs is at the discretion of your institution. To determine if this course will meet specific school or program requirements, submit the course syllabus and accreditation information to your advisor or registrar for approval prior to enrolling.

If you have a group to train, have additional questions, or want to get started right away, call our offices at 1-302-477-9730 between 9:00 and 5:30 EST. If you prefer email, send your request through our contact form. One of our representatives will be glad to answer your Microbiology course questions.