Physiology
Physiology

Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

A high-yield review of the most critical concepts in medical physiology

Physiology is one of the main components of medical studies and focuses on the physical and biochemical processes that keep an organism alive and thriving. This course gives you a high-yield overview of medical aspects and application of physiology, starting with essential information about physiology consistent across all organ systems, then moving on to specialized lectures for each organ system: nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiac, vascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive.

A note concerning the neural system: this is not a neuroscience course, rather an intelligent overview of neurophysiology related to neurotransmission, sensation, and regulation of essential physiological functions via the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

As a medical educator who specializes in physiology and pathophysiology, Professor Thad Wilson shares his knowledge in a series of lively and easy to understand lectures. His lectures address high-yield topics every healthcare professional needs to master. A few topics that students really enjoy and find extremely valuable in both learning and retention include:

  • Acid-base balance and disturbances
  • Ventilation to perfusion ratios
  • Autonomic control and regulation of heart rate and blood pressure
  • Renal epithelial transport of substances such as glucose
  • Regulation of acid secretion in the stomach
  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-axis effects

The information is explained in an easy to understand, straightforward manner where details are used when needed to understand a pathophysiologic mechanism or drug target, but not when there is not a good medical application.

Professor Thad Wilson loves the topic of physiology and his excitement is infectious. He focuses on your retention of information by including fun ways to remember topics such as using gnomes to help explain acidemia/alkalemia and a “chopper” machine to understand how the gastrointestinal system works.

By the end of this course, when you look back you will be amazed how much you have learned about how the body works (physiology) and also when and where it does not (pathophysiology). Physiology is the foundation of a medical education – make sure to build your clinical medicine knowledge on a solid foundation.

This course is therefore ideal for medical students reviewing for board exams or students who need extra help focusing on high-yield information. It also addresses the needs of practicing physicians who need a physiology refresher, and health science students or practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding of how to apply physiology to medicine.

Course Details

  • Videos 254
  • Duration 20:40 h
  • Quiz questions 774
  • Articles 67

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Your Educators of course Physiology

 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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My regards concerning the Respiratory Physiology course
By David W. on 19. July 2019 for Respiratory Physiology

I have really enjoyed the course because Prof. Thad Wilson explained all the concepts in easy and understanding way. So I can integrate all these concepts and apply while I converge that knowledge with other concepts that I have to apply while I'm trying to understand and see how other body systems actually work. For example the cardiovascular system, among others.

 
Amazing lesson!
By Moshe H. on 18. July 2019 for Musculoskeletal Physiology

Amazing lesson! It’s very easy to understand. He is explaining everything clear!

 
Reasonable
By Hatem Q. on 16. July 2019 for Vascular Physiology

The overall lecture topic is fine, However, because of being a rigid subject per se, more fun and slowing down might help further

 
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.