Gastrointestinal Physiology
Gastrointestinal Physiology

Gastrointestinal Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Gastrointestinal physiology encompasses the processes behind the regulation of secretions and motility of the gastrointestinal tract to allow for the digestion and absorption of nutrients. To achieve this, the GI tract is heavily regulated by hormonal and nervous components. Since human beings are largely omnivorous, the remarkable length of the GI tract proves advantageous for extracting as much water and energy-rich compounds as possible from what is ingested.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the basic functions of the GI tract, the phases of digestion, the process of nutrient absorption, the hormones related to GI functions, the relationship between the gut and the autonomic nervous system, and the principles behind GI motility.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology—emphasizing the biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins—and the histology of all segments of the GI tract.

Course Details

  • Videos 30
  • Duration 1:57 h
  • Quiz questions 67
  • Concept Pages 7


Your Educators of course Gastrointestinal Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

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excellent explanations
By sanyah k. on 27. March 2023 for Gastrointestinal Physiology

5 star rating. it is summarized with systematic flow of concepts and question reviews at each stage. i recommend it to every medical student.

Very effective
By mustafa g. on 27. December 2022 for Learning Outcomes – Gastrointestinal System

Very nicely and shortly summarizef the subjects. Crystal clear concepts, easy to understand.

good . nice
By Debayan M. on 06. April 2022 for Absorption – Digestion and Absorption

very nice and concise . Good explanation with beautiful diagrams and interactive learning supplemented with a methodical approach

GI Physiology .Thank you very much to the dr Thad Wilson for wonderful tutorial.
By Gulbanu S. on 09. October 2021 for Gastrointestinal Physiology

Dr. Thad Wilsson s lectures are brilliant He explains and demonstrates all on the diagram geographically and very memorable. I much appreciated , many thanks.