Physiology
Physiology

Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD, Lecturio USMLE
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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 an high-yield overview of medical aspects and application of physiology, starting with essential information about physiology that is consistent across all organ systems, then specialized lectures for each organ system: nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiac, vascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems.

One note on the neural system: this is not a neuroscience course, rather we are only covering neurophysiology related to neurotransmission, sensation, and regulation of essential physiological functions via the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

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 the high-yield topics that a 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 know 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.

Therefore, this course is ideal for medical students reviewing for board exams or students who need extra help focusing on the 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 194
  • Duration 20:16 h
  • Quiz questions 216
  • Topic reviews 57

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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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Very detailed
By daisy g. on 25. March 2017 for Functions and Segments – Urinary System

I think if you're looking for a very detailed explanation of the system, I think this video is perfect and it goes at a very good pace too. I only needed an specific amount of information, so I ended up watching a video that was too specific for me to use.

 
Good lecture
By Rese A. on 06. March 2017 for Regulation of GFR and RBF

Clear and concise, concepts were explained in enough detail and slowly enough to follow.

 
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.

 
Absolutely fantastic
By Asiya H. on 05. March 2017 for Changes in Body Fluid Compartment

Absolutely fantastic. Very well explained. I retained everything from this lecture.

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