Gastrointestinal Physiology
Gastrointestinal Physiology

Gastrointestinal Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Learn about the physiology of food intake and digestion

The gastrointestinal system determines the way nutrients enter and leave our body – a major component of keeping human beings alive and healthy. Understanding it is essential for students of physiology and will prepare medical students for their exams and medical practice. In this course, Professor Thad Wilson will delve into the particulars of the gastrointestinal system and its main components.

Among the topics covered in this course are the following:

  • the three main phases of digestion
  • the function of signaling molecules like hormones, neurocrines and paracrines 
  • purpose and regulation of the salivary glands and other upper gastrointestinal secretion 
  • mechanisms and control of pancreatic, biliary and other lower secretions 
  • digestion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins 
  • absorption of basic macronutrients, ions and water
  • the mechanisms of gastrointestinal motility and secretion 

Upon completion of this course, you will have obtained a complete overview of the components and the function of the gastrointestinal system. Supported by straightforward schemata and graphics, Professor Wilson helps you understand the gastrointestinal system in its entirety and thus provides the foundation for your further education in medicine.

Course Details

  • Videos 30
  • Duration 1:56 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Articles 6


Your Educators of course Gastrointestinal Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson is a Professor of Physiology and has been teaching medical students for more than a dozen years at Colleges of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA (Drexel University); Athens, OH (Ohio University), and Indianapolis, IN (Marian University). He has worked extensively developing and improving medical curriculums, as well as serving in leadership roles as a Medical Physiology course director and Organ System team leader. Professor Thad Wilson has been awarded multiple medical school teaching awards and previously was involved in both question writing and question reviewing for national board exams in the health sciences. He currently helps students prepare for medical board exams, in addition to his teaching and scientific pursuits. Professor Thad Wilson has coauthored over 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into four languages and a number of electronic formats.

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Cover the main subject!!!!
By James A. on 03. November 2017 for Gastrointestinal Physiology

Easy to understand and to follow.It was so easy to learn some really high yield concept. I used it with the first aid and the result was awesome.Totally recommend it.

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By Joseph A. on 24. September 2017 for Gi Hormones – Gastrointestinal System

Very Comprehensive lecture and lecture notes, covering a vast area within 3 to 4 mins

Love it.
By Abisoye s. on 16. August 2017 for Gastrointestinal Physiology

The course is detailed and the instructor is very systematic with the information.

By Silviu S. on 13. August 2017 for Gastrointestinal Physiology

super fain explicat, usor de inteles mi-am clarificat problemele cu hormonii, enzimele , SNV

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