Musculoskeletal Physiology
Musculoskeletal Physiology

Musculoskeletal Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Learn about the physiology of movement and form

The musculoskeletal system provides the body with form, stability, and - most crucially - movement, and is therefore an essential component of physiology. Understanding the function of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, joints and other tissues that bind the body together is obligatory for anyone willing to learn about physiology, the function of a healthy body. In this course, Professor Thad Wilson will introduce you to the main components of the musculoskeletal system and prepare you for your medical exams and practice.

The following subjects will be covered:
  • Types of smooth muscle and their locations 
  • Function of smooth muscle contractions 
  • Formation of a latch-bridge state 
  • Factors influencing smooth muscle contraction and relaxation 
These complex issues are illustrated by schemata and case studies. After completing this course you will understand the function of the musculoskeletal system and all of its components, and be fully prepared for your medical exams. The course also addresses the needs of practicing physicians who are looking for a physiology refresher, and health science students or practitioners willing to deepen their understanding of applied physiology.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:00 h
  • Quiz questions 40
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Musculoskeletal 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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Great explanation
By Alexia L. on 25. July 2020 for Muscle Fiber Types and Properties

I like a lot the examples of each type of muscle fiber

Amazing lesson!
By Moshe H. on 18. July 2019 for Musculoskeletal Physiology

Amazing lesson! It’s very easy to understand. He is explaining everything clear!

Straight forward and to the point
By Hatem Q. on 06. May 2019 for Musculoskeletal Physiology

Clear and easy to follow Practice quiz questions are nice exercise on the main facts

Qualifyed Educator
By Aisha A. on 22. April 2019 for Types of Muscle Contractions

very well explained and is easy to understand, the graphics were very clear and it was synchronized with the explanation , I would definitely like to watch another lecture from Mr.Thad Wilson.