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 3:36 h
  • Quiz questions 193
  • Articles 15


Your Educators of course Physiology—General Principles

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has been teaching medical students for more than 15 years at Colleges of Medicine in the USA: Philadelphia, PA (Drexel University); Athens, OH (Ohio University), Indianapolis, IN (Marian University), and now Lexington, KY (University of Kentucky). He has worked extensively developing and improving medical curriculums, as well as serving in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses. Professor Thad Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards and previously was involved in both question writing and question reviewing for national board exams in the health sciences. Professor Thad Wilson has coauthored >85 peer-reviewed scientific and educational articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into seven languages, is in several electronic formats, and is currently in the 2nd edition.

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Great explanations! Repetition of the questions challenges our laziness but is definitely good for us!
By Esteban L. on 16. July 2021 for Membrane Physiology

I like how the explanation goes, including the updates. Maybe if there is time, the staff can insert the updates in the lecture material. Lecturio is awesome. The repetition in the quiz is good for recall. My laziness to keep redoing the questions is being challenged and I have to do it because it is for my own good.

Great explanation!!!
By Joseph C. on 01. July 2021 for Cell Membranes & Organelle Membranes

The way he explains was easily to understand and memorize. Thank you..

I loved it!
By Esmeralda G. on 28. June 2021 for Homeostasis: Definition & Level of Organization

Great lecture, easy to follow and understand! I cannot rate every video as rating is complicated, but I really like his way of teaching

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By Dr A. on 26. June 2021 for Acid-Base Box

Beautifully described. Clear and concise presentation. Your all lectures are brilliant