by Thad Wilson, PhD

Physiology is the study of the normal functioning of cells and the systems made up of cells in an organism. In medical science, this branch of biology is narrowed down to the study of the normal functioning of humans. Thus, physiology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the main biochemical principles involved in the appropriate functioning of humans. The most important of these functions is the concept of homeostasis, which describes the auto-regulatory properties of a living being.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the physiology of every organ system. For optimal comprehension, a basic understanding of human anatomy and histology is necessary, along with a good grasp of biochemistry and physics, focusing on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanism, and electricity.

On this subject rests the foundation of the more complex concepts of pathology, specifically how disease processes are initiated when physiological processes are affected. As the medical profession progressively focuses on the molecular aspects of diseases, physicians must have a good understanding of biomolecules and cellular machinery to help understand the many changes and interventions that are being gradually discovered.

Course Details

  • Videos 254
  • Duration 20:40 h
  • Quiz questions 804
  • Concept Pages 97


Your Educators of course Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

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By Ousseini H. on 05. May 2022 for Endocrine Physiology

Amazing very clear explanation. Simple Language. I will recommend to my friends

Review of cell physiology
By Debra I. on 04. May 2022 for Acid-Base Balance

Ver clear good graphics explained simply good questions best lectures

excellent review of the topic
By S C. on 26. April 2022 for Renal Tubular Acidosis: Types & Acid-Base Summary

great lecture, i have been a doctor for a decade but nice to review this topic with such a brilliant lecuture. Thank you so much for your help.

Topic made easy
By AMIT G. on 26. April 2022 for Cardiac Physiology

Thad is awesome He made the subject so easy. The way he explains the concept is excellent and makes any topic easy to understand.