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 always use 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
The information will be 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 3:32 h
  • Quiz questions 34
  • Topic reviews 2


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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Easy to Understand
By Abdulhakem A. on 20. October 2016 for Acid-Base Balance

Very good explnation ! very easy to understand. I like Acide-Base toolbox. Many thanks :)

Pleasant start!
By wael s. on 18. October 2016 for Physiology – Introduction & Central Principles

great, clear and fruitful intro to physiology course. I'm excited to move ahead.

Superb clarity
By Laura O. on 03. October 2016 for Membrane Physiology

Dr. Wilson is very clear slow enough yet very focused and has concern with the understanding of the learner. He is super and goes to demonstrate as an example that fast-talking is not necessarily better.

The class is very good for reviewing!
By Hongtao L. on 16. September 2016 for Membrane Physiology

It helped me understand the concepts. I suggest you to try it too.

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