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 195
  • Articles 17


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 learning resource
By Victoriamary U. on 06. December 2020 for Membrane Physiology

Concepts are well explained .. I’ve learned more on lecturio than my class lectures

Great lecture
By LIZETH O. on 05. November 2020 for Signal Amplification & Dissemination

I like the way you explained how this signaling process work

Importance of AQP-2 in the kidney
By Liz J. Y. on 05. November 2020 for Aquaporin (AQP): Definition, Structure & Function

It is really concise. He did a good job pointed out the importance of Aquaporin-2 in the body (specially in the kidney) and why we should care.

Membrana celular, su permeabilidad, canales iónicos, bombas, carriers
By Beatriz P. on 25. September 2020 for Membrane Physiology

Me gusta mucho el contenido que he recibido por parte de este curso, porque la información me parece clara y precisa. Además me agradan los ejemplos que se usan para el tema.