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 11


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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Could have used slighlty more detail
By Rhys A. on 06. March 2017 for Renal Tubular Acidosis: Types & Acid-Base Summary

Good lecturer, though compared to common youtube lectures, most of the material is covered too superficially to really retain much, although the gnome chart was helpful for myself. Future lectures could give just a bit more detail to help the bigger picture ideas stick.

very good flow of the concepts
By mariane B. on 23. February 2017 for Introduction to Physiology

very good flow of the concepts... looking forward to other lectures!

Love the visual effect
By Fadekemi A. on 11. February 2017 for Membrane Physiology

The visual effects are very good and encouraging. I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues

very clear and eazy to understand reccomended to whoever needs to study phisiology
By RACHEL B. on 04. February 2017 for Ion Manipulation

very clear and eazy to understand reccomended to whoever needs to study phisiology

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