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 0:59 h
  • Quiz questions 41
  • 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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By Dr. Gregorio M. on 11. September 2018 for Musculoskeletal Physiology

I liked this curse a lot, but I really think maybe some animations would make it a whole lot better

By Hazazi M. on 19. March 2018 for Bone Remodeling

explained very well and clear in short time. got all i need to know

things to consider.
By Fathimath D. on 16. February 2018 for Musculoskeletal Physiology

considering that most students are paying monthly, it will be nice to have a small animation team that works with the lectures to have the highest quality of service, this platform needs to beat videos found on youtube or be equal to it. rather than still pictures. I found the first video not to be as an introduction to this topic of musculoskeletal phy. but so far I like the lecturer and his explanation. it helps supplement my book.

Good for a review.
By Lucas S. on 24. April 2017 for Bone Remodeling

In my opinion, this course on muscles is good for a review of the most important points of the topic. I couldn't find the striated muscle lecture, there are only smooth muscle lectures here. I think a little bit of more detail could make this course perfect!