Best Microbiology Courses

Find the best online Microbiology Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Microbiology Courses.

Become a Microbiology Laboratory Technician


Created by Megha Kapoor - Lab Technician/Microbiology Instructor


Students: 522, Price: $19.99

Students: 522, Price:  Paid

What would happen if diseases and illness could not be diagnosed? We wouldn’t even want to imagine that scenario. Have you ever wondered what kind of research goes into finding the root cause your illness? Microbiology provides the required skills and techniques to help diagnose diseases.

Microbiology Lab Technicians are responsible for analyzing microorganisms not visible to the naked eye to identify and diagnose the root cause of diseases. They utilize a Microscope, various instruments/devices and techniques to run several tests on specimen collected from patients to identify diseases and what medicines/antibiotics will cure them.   

This course will provide all the essential resources and training to help you become a Microbiology Lab Technician. This profession has a very low barrier to entry as the minimum requirement to pursue this as a career is a high school diploma. So, this course is either for new graduates evaluating which career to choose or existing medical professions who want to learn more about what Lab Technicians do. This course will also provide you with information on additional certifications you can take to get more knowledge on this subject as well as guidelines on how to find a job in this field.

I added videos on viral diagnosis. Given that both bacteria and viruses can be detected using the same methods, some of the content may seem redundant but the context is different when analyzing both so I highly recommend going through the full course!

Introduction to Microbiology

Microbiology for those who want to understand

Created by Nicole Fauster - Biology Instructor


Students: 304, Price: $24.99

Students: 304, Price:  Paid

This is a college-level introductory microbiology course taught at a pace for learning and understanding. It is a great way to learn basic biology concepts from all disciplines of biology or to aid you as you are taking a college microbiology course. 

This course covers history of microbiology, structure and function of cellular structures for bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes and viruses. Then we will dig into the human body's ability to fight off disease through immunology, failures of our immune system for hypersensitivities and autoimmune diseases, some epidemiology and then look at specific diseases cause by a few of our bad-boy pathogens.

This course is very much a work-in-progress and some videos will be replaced with time (Currently, Sections 5-8 may require you to ride the volume in places). This course contains a quick (5-question) quiz at the end of each section.

**Please note: this course was not produced for covering a pandemic. There is a video on SARS-CoV-2 which is lecture 46 in Section 8, at the end of that section. If you are having streaming issues, please know that we all are and isn't due to the courses themselves, rather the platform or the service provider. Those issues should be taken up with either Udemy or your service provider. If you have specific questions regarding the content of this course, please message the instructor using Udemy's messenger tool. The instructor is in GMT-5, or Central Standard Time in the U.S. If you have problems with the content, please message the instructor before leaving negative feedback.

Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Learn the in-depth Microbiology Laboratory concepts and the responsibilities of a Microbiology Laboratory Technician.

Created by Alpha Academy - Certified Online Course Provider


Students: 79, Price: $19.99

Students: 79, Price:  Paid

This Microbiology Laboratory Technician course will teach you how to become a proficient and appreciated individual. Learn several relevant sub-disciplines in the fight against bacteria and hazardous viruses by becoming an expert in the study of microorganisms.

By enrolling today, you could be making ground-breaking discoveries tomorrow.

Microbiology Laboratory Technicians are on the cutting edge of essential research, and you can join them by enabling us to give you the necessary skills. It's never been a more important industry, and you can start climbing the ladder right now.

When you enrol in this Microbiology course, you'll gain a complete understanding of the safety precautions you must observe when working in a laboratory. You'll study cell shapes, discover the fundamentals of chemical metabolism, and investigate microbial diversity. As you progress through the course, you'll learn more about a variety of human microbiological infections and how they affect the human body, as well as techniques and equipment for analyzing cellular organisms.

What Will You Learn from this Microbiology Laboratory Technician course?

  • Learn the fundamental basics of Microbiology and get a comprehensive overview

  • Learn about the science of cell structure and organization.

  • Discover the theories of Microbial diversity

  • Acquire complete knowledge of the life cycle of Viruses, Viroids, and Prions

  • Know how microbes interact with the human body

  • Recognize microbial diseases and their impact on the human body

  • Microorganisms and environment

  • Laboratory tools and types of equipment to perform research or analysis

  • Awareness of laboratory incidents and safety

Play your part in protecting the future and register for this fascinating learning experience today.

Why learn about Microbiology Laboratory Technician?

Microbiology technicians are essential members of the medical laboratory personnel since they are in charge of ensuring that all testing samples are correctly handled. This position is one option for someone looking for an entry-level job in biological sciences, healthcare, or a related field. Without prior knowledge, you can't make yourself eligible for the post. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for Microbiology lab technicians are expected to increase by 18%, which is much faster than the average for all occupations from 2014-2024. So, mastering the fundamentals and then putting up the effort to reach greatness will quickly propel you to the top of the sector.

Why Choose Alpha Academy:

Our tremendous experience in creating courses for beginners, 20K+ enrolled students in Udemy, and dedicated support for your questions and problems makes Alpha Academy a worthy companion to trust with your endeavours. You will also gain the recognized certification to help you journey to that dream job or business. Become confident in your Microbiology Laboratory Technician skills and use them to develop your profile in the marketplace.

So let's do this! Enrol today and start learning about Microbiology Laboratory Technician!

Microbiology: All about Tuberculosis (TB)

Learn about Tuberculosis - Its symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and management

Created by Roohi Bansal - Entrepreneur & PhD


Students: 68, Price: $89.99

Students: 68, Price:  Paid

Tuberculosis commonly referred to as TB, has been a major global health problem for hundreds of years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, tuberculosis was called the white plague and the “Captain of death” because in several countries in Europe and the US, it was responsible for more than 20% of all deaths. Even today, out of all infectious agents, tuberculosis remains the biggest killer, surpassing even HIV and Malaria. According to an estimate around 2 million people die every year because of this deadly infection.

According to the WHO, one third of the world population is infected with Tuberculosis. In most of these infected people, the TB infection remains in its latent state. But this latent infection can emerge decades later to become an active disease and can cause serious illness in the infected person. Once detected, active disease requires months of multidrug chemotherapy to cure. Not only this, the emergence of drug resistant bacteria is a constant threat to public health.

To understand and get insights on why it still exists and leads to the death of so many people, we need to understand the pathogenesis of TB, how it spreads, and how it can be treated.

And that is exactly where this course fits in. This course on tuberculosis will provide you an up-to-date and detailed overview of the disease.

It will provide you with knowledge starting from the basics to the current state of tuberculosis infection which includes and is not limited to its epidemiology, pathogenesis, factors affecting susceptibility to the disease like HIV, diabetes and malnutrition. Additionally, the course will also cover various diagnostic techniques used to detect TB infection along with current and future ways to detect drug resistance.

Further, in this course, new anti-TB drugs, vaccines and newer, shorter and more effective treatment regimens to cure Drug Sensitive and Multidrug Resistant TB are also being discussed.

The course aims at providing a broad knowledge about tuberculosis to physicians, nurses, microbiologists, pharmacists, researchers in infectious diseases as well as students in any of these areas. It will also serve as a valuable update for people working with tuberculosis, a thorough introduction for those who are new to the field and a great opportunity for all those who want to broaden their understanding of the disease.

Further with a 30 day return policy, there is nothing to lose for you here. If you feel the course is not worth your money, you can return it and get your money back. Though, we assure you that you will not be disappointed by your wise decision of buying this course.

Clinical Bacteriology

Learn fundamentals of medical microbiology and clinically significant bacterial pathogens

Created by Aneela Mehboob - Microbiologist


Students: 27, Price: $19.99

Students: 27, Price:  Paid

The introduction to Clinical Bacteriology (medical microbiology). It is a course for those interested in clinical microbiology and to understand the progression of diseases and illness. This course introduces students to the microbial species particularly bacteria that cause human disease. This course is comprised on 17 lectures and divided into two sections. First section includes introduction to medical microbiology, medical terminologies, mechanism of drug resistance phenomena, virulence factors, bacterial toxins, and the second section comprised on the characteristics (morphology, cultural, biochemical traits, pathogenesis, pathology, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, prevention, and treatment) of clinically important bacterial pathogens such as Escherichia coli, Streptococcus spp, Helicobacter pylori, Clostridium spp, Neisseria, Salmonella, Mycoplasma, Vibrio cholerae, Campylobacter spp, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Chlamydia.

The total time length of this course is 3 hours and the first section should follow step by step to develop the fundamental understanding of clinical microbiology. While from the second section, you can choose to pick any bacterial pathogens of your interest to learn first. This course is designed in a manner to develop the understanding of this field from one concept to another and appropriate for beginners, intermediate students, and laboratory technologists. The goal is to make this course interesting, and easy to understand and to share all my knowledge related to clinical bacteriology.

Microbiology For Beginners: A Comprehensive Course

Traverse the world of microbiology and learn how microscopic organisms affect the world we live in!

Created by Alpha Academy - Certified Online Course Provider


Students: 24, Price: $19.99

Students: 24, Price:  Paid

Microbiology is the study of all living organisms that are too small to be visible to the naked eye. This includes bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, prions, protozoa and algae, collectively known as 'microbes’.

Our Microbiology for Beginners course is perfect for those who have never studied the subject since it starts from the foundations and builds to more advanced topics.

Microbiologists study microbes, and some of the most important discoveries that have underpinned modern society have resulted from the research of famous microbiologists, such as Jenner and his vaccine against smallpox, Fleming and the discovery of penicillin, Marshall and the identification of the link between Helicobacter pylori infection and stomach ulcers, and Zur Hausen, who identified the link between papillomavirus and cervical cancer.

Start your journey in Microbiology with our expertly designed course!

This Microbiology Course will cover:

  • The history and development of our microbiology knowledge

  • What sort of microscopes are used to study microbiology

  • The structure of cells and their organization

  • The environment needed for microbes to grow

  • Viruses, fungi, and bacteria

  • How microbes interact with humans and cause diseases

  • Immunity and vaccines used for microbes

  • The carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur cycle and how it affects microbes

  • Microorganisms in the production of food and chemicals

Why study Microbiology

Microbiology research has been and continues to be central to meeting many of the current global aspirations and challenges, such as maintaining food, water and energy security for a healthy population on habitable earth. Microbiology research will also help to answer big questions such as 'how diverse is life on Earth?' and 'does life exist elsewhere in the Universe'?

At present, the scientific, analytical and problem-solving skills developed by microbiology graduates are high in demand by employers. There are various career options available to you after studying for a Microbiology degree.

Why choose Alpha Academy

Our tremendous experience in creating courses for beginners, 20K+ enrolled students in Udemy, and dedicated support for your questions and problems makes Alpha Academy a worthy companion to trust with your endeavours. You will also gain the recognized certification to help you journey to that dream job or business. Become confident in your knowledge of Microbiology and use them to develop your profile in the marketplace.

So let's do this! Enrol today and start learning about Microbiology!

Introduction to Food Microbiology

Scope and Role of a Food Microbiologist, Food borne Pathogens, Diesease, Food Spoilage, Food Poisoning, Probiotics

Created by Nithya Sudhakar - Project Manager with a passion for Microbiology


Students: 23, Price: $89.99

Students: 23, Price:  Paid

Food is fundamental to our existence. Therefore it is important to learn the science of food. Food Microbiology is the sub field of Microbiology that studies the microorganisms that create and contaminate food; and other useful roles of Probiotics (microorganisms that are helpful when consumed).

The course is divided into four sections.

In the first two sections, you will learn about:

  • What is food microbiology, scope of food microbiology, role of a food microbiologist

  • Food spoilage

  • Food borne pathogens and food borne diseases

  • Difference between food borne illness and food poisoning

  • Intestinal bacteria.

In the third section, you will learn about:

  • What are probiotics?

  • What are good and bad bacteria?

  • Probiotic foods

  • Work of probiotics

  • Types of probiotic bacteria

In the last section, you will learn about:

  • Food poisoning

  • The characteristics of the following bacteria that are responsible for food poisoning

    1. Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus)

    2. Escherichia coli (E.coli)

    3. Listeria monocytogens (L.monocytogens)

    4. Salmonella

    5. Campylobacter jejuni (C.jejuni)

    6. Prevention from food poisoning

By the end of the course, you would have learnt about the fundamentals of food microbiology and you will have an idea as to how food products should ideally be used and stored.

For this course, you do not need any prior knowledge about food microbiology.

The length of the course is about 40 minutes and is suitable for beginners.

I hope you find this course beneficial and valuable.

Introduction to Bacteriology

Staining Techniques, Culture Media and Methods, Biochemical tests, Infection and their sources. Microbiology, Bacteria.

Created by Nithya Sudhakar - Project Manager with a passion for Microbiology


Students: 21, Price: $79.99

Students: 21, Price:  Paid

You will learn about staining techniques, shapes of bacteria, arrangement, culture media, culture methods, biochemical tests, various types of infection, their sources, and methods of transmission. The last section contains 50 questions which will help you thoroughly understand the subject.

Being my first course, I have tried to keep it simple.


Complete guide for Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in MATERIAL TESTING, CALIBRATION and MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTING.

Created by Subhasis Mallik - Trainer in Lab Accreditation and IATF 16949 field.


Students: 12, Price: $199.99

Students: 12, Price:  Paid

This course provides step by step understanding of the method of estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Material Testing, Calibration and Microbiological Testing.

It is in line with the ISO Guide 98-3: 2008, which the Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM-1995). For Microbiological Testing, ISO 19036: 2019 - Microbiology of the food chain - Estimation of measurement uncertainty for quantitative determinations is followed in addition.

In the initial sections, basic understanding of STATISTICAL METHODS is provided in step by step manner so that a newcomer in the filed can also understand the subject.

Subsequent sections are elaborated along with EXAMPLES in EXCEL FILES (downloadable material), for giving a clear understanding an hands on practice on the activity.

The related subject, Conformity Statement and Decision Rule, which is a key requirement of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory is explained in connection to measurement uncertainty in clear manner with example.

Overall, this subject which is viewed by laboratory practitioners as COMPLEX is made QUITE SIMPLE to understand and practicable for the participants.

Finally, a Quiz section is provided as SELF ASSESSMENT by the participants, to gain confidence on their learning from the course.

Measurement Uncertainty in MICROBIOLOGY – ISO/IEC 17025

Complete guide for Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty in Microbiological Testing Laboratory as per ISO 19036: 2019.

Created by Subhasis Mallik - Trainer in Lab Accreditation and IATF 16949 field.


Students: 6, Price: $99.99

Students: 6, Price:  Paid

This course is intended for the practicing scientists, engineers and managers working in Microbiological Testing in testing laboratory or in the field of quality control activities of production organization, where Microbiological Testing is a part.

Measurement uncertainty estimation in Microbiological Testing is significantly different from that for Material Testing, as in the former the item under test has living organisms which can have movement, growth and death in the medium. Because of this the extent of variation in test result is significantly high.

After going through this curse, participants will be able to estimate the uncertainty of measurement in the field of Microbiological testing. Basic understanding on statistical terms, methods related to estimation of measurement uncertainty in material testing laboratory is also included in first few sessions, as some of these basic understandings is necessary for microbiology laboratory also.

Persons who are not clearly familiar with the basic statistical concepts of estimation of measurement uncertainty will get clear understanding about this, through this training.

Those who are already familiar with ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation system and has done the uncertainty estimations for measurements for their applications will definitely improve their understanding on the practical aspects of their activities for continual improvement.

Udemy’s lifetime access to the video material and downloadable documents is certainly very useful.