Physiology—General Principles
Physiology—General Principles

Physiology—General Principles

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Understand the mechanisms of living – from the basic cell to complex organisms

Physiology is the science of life. Whether we walk, talk, exercise, sleep or read this text, we are implementing physiology. In this course, Professor Thad Wilson will introduce you to the general principles of physiology and the main components of this scientific field. For medical students, mastering the discipline of physiology is a crucial part of their education, to which this course will make an important contribution.

The course “General Physiology” will:
  • give you a definition of physiology and explain its importance
  • introduce membrane physiology and the way cells signal to each other
  • explain the regulation of body temperature and the meaning of fever
All information is presented in a straightforward, easy to understand manner using details when needed to understand a pathophysiologic mechanism or drug target. The course is therefore ideal for medical students studying for their board exams, as well as practitioners wishing to refresh their physiological knowledge.

After finishing this course, participants will grasp the essentials of this complex topic and be able to explain the main components of a functioning, healthy body.

Course Details

  • Videos 40
  • Duration 3:37 h
  • Quiz questions 202
  • Articles 17

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Your Educators of course Physiology—General Principles

 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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very helpful
By Omer A. on 03. December 2019 for Acid-Base Balance

before I read the book but didn't get the concept. This lecture gave me the understanding of this high yield topic.

 
Excellent lecturer
By Emilio L. on 24. November 2019 for Membrane Physiology

Professor Wilson gives very good examples to explain each topic of the course. And he doesn't talk too fast, that is great because I can understand him very well.

 
Great lecture!
By Murilo B. on 15. July 2019 for Introduction to Physiology

I choose this rating because the lecture was so clear and and simple that made me rethink about the initials steps in the study of medicine.

 
Nicely Explained
By Shreya K. on 12. May 2019 for Surface Modifications of Epithelial Cells

Excellently Explained about the transport and clarifies doubts regarding the different transport modes in membranes