by Thad Wilson, PhD, Lecturio USMLE

A complete introduction to general and advanced physiology

Physiology is one of the main components of medical studies and focuses on the physical and biochemical processes that keep an organism alive – constantly referring to biology. This course gives you a comprehensive overview of medical aspects and application of physiology, starting with essential information about physiology in general up to specialized lectures about the different organ systems such as general/cellular, nervous, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems.

As a specialist of the field, Professor Thad Wilson shares his knowledge in a series of lively and easily accessible lectures. Based on his expert skills, his lectures address the following topics:
  • an introduction to physiology and its importance 
  • the respiratory system and its components 
  • physiological facts about the nervous system 
  • the complex physiology of the human musculosketal system 
  • the gastrointestinal system and its function 

The information will be explained in an easy to understand, straightforward manner where details are used when needed to understand a pathophysiologic mechanism or drug target. By the end of this course, you will be familiar with not only general physiology but its main components as well – which is the foundation for a thorough medical education.

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.

New courses on the physiology of the different organ systems will added consecutively.

Course Details

  • Videos 194
  • Duration 20:16 h
  • Quiz questions 272
  • Topic reviews 57


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 good flow of the concepts
By mariane B. on 23. February 2017 for Introduction to Physiology

very good flow of the concepts... looking forward to other lectures!

Five stars.
By Gonzalo A. on 15. February 2017 for Renal Physiology

The lecture is enough detailed so one does not fall behind compared to others who choose to read about this topic. The lecturer speaks slow and calm, and he is very articulate.

Great Lectures for USMLE Step 1
By Shelley D. on 12. February 2017 for Cardiac Physiology

Lectures are clear and concise and hit high yield topics for USMLE Step 1.

Love the visual effect
By Fadekemi A. on 11. February 2017 for Membrane Physiology

The visual effects are very good and encouraging. I would definitely recommend it to my colleagues

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