FREE COMPREHENSIVE COURSEGeneral Microbiology Course
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Microbiology is challenging. Learning it doesn’t have to be.
Confused or overwhelmed by lectures and overly complex textbooks? If so, you’re not alone. That’s why the team behind First Aid created the high-yield Rx Bricks General Microbiology Course to be concise, interactive, and easy to understand and apply.
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Microbiology—faster and easier than ever. We intentionally break down microbiology’s need-to-know topics into digestible Bricks with interactive illustrations, mnemonic devices, clinical correlations, and case studies. This means you can absorb critical information more easily, apply what you’re learning to real-world scenarios, and ace your exams with confidence.
Rx Bricks remains the easiest to understand collection of high yield concepts for the USMLE exams I've come across.
Covering Every Concept You Need To Know
Each Brick contains an at-a-glance Summary of the most essential information. Plus, measurable Learning Objectives at the beginning and end of each brick help you track your progress. And most can be covered in 20 minutes.
Reinforce your learning with interactive flashcards that help you retain more information.
Quiz yourself as you learn using detailed, interactive images incorporated throughout each Brick.
Built-In Practice Questions
At the end of each Brick, challenge yourself with built-in review questions. Each item explains exactly why the answer is correct and why the other choices are incorrect.
Close your learning gaps and deepen your understanding.
|Prokaryote Structure and the Gram Stain||21 min|
|Normal Flora||17 min|
|Bacterial Genetics and Virulence Factors||17 min|
|Exotoxins and Endotoxins||15 min|
|Gram-Positive Bacteria: Foundations and Frameworks||18 min|
|Listeria monocytogenes||10 min|
|Nocardia and Actinomyces||14 min|
|Gram-Negative Bacteria: Foundations and Frameworks||21 min|
|Escherichia coli and the Enterobacteriaceae||17 min|
|Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter||17 min|
|Salmonella and Shigella||15 min|
|Yersinia enterocolitica, Campylobacter jejuni, Vibrio cholerae, Helicobacter pylori||21 min|
|Bordetella pertussis and Legionella pneumophila||16 min|
|Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae||21 min|
|Health Care–Associated Infections||17 min|
|Zoonotic Bacteria||14 min|
|Virology: Foundations and Frameworks||19 min|
|DNA Viruses: Foundations and Frameworks||14 min|
|Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus||18 min|
|Varicella Zoster Virus||17 min|
|RNA Viruses: Foundations and Frameworks||15 min|
|Influenza Virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus||14 min|
|Viruses Causing Measles, Mumps, and Rubella||18 min|
|Human Immunodeficiency Virus||14 min|
|Parasitology: Foundations and Frameworks||16 min|
|Protozoa and Ectoparasites||17 min|
|Fungi: Foundations and Frameworks||20 min|
|Antibacterial Drugs: Foundations and Frameworks||17 min|
|Antibacterial Drug Resistance||16 min|
|Cephalosporins, Vancomycin, and Bacitracin||14 min|
|Sulfonamides and Trimethoprim||16 min|
|Protein Synthesis Inhibitors||24 min|
|Drugs to Treat Tuberculosis||16 min|
|Antiviral Drugs: Foundations and Frameworks||15 min|
|Drugs to Treat Hepatitis B and C Infections||11 min|
|Drugs to Treat Herpesvirus Infections||14 min|
|Drugs to Treat Influenza Virus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection||9 min|
|Drugs to Treat and Prevent HIV Infection||13 min|
|Drugs to Treat Protozoal and Helminthic Infections||17 min|
|Drugs to Treat Fungal Infections||18 min|
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