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 202
  • Duration 20:25 h
  • Quiz questions 275
  • Topic reviews 7


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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Informative lecture
By Andrew T. on 06. December 2016 for Adrenal Hormone Synthesis

Informative lecture, was going a little bit too fast but repeating the video helped.

Great Review of the most important Cardiac Physio Step 1 material
By Jessica G. on 04. December 2016 for Cardiac Pacemakers – Heart Rate and Electricity

Explains tricky concepts in a very basic manner. Would def recomend

Incredibly clear
By Lilas H. on 02. December 2016 for Afferent and Efferent Arterioles

Incredibly clear, natural lecture style. Excellent companion to my textbook.

the lecture was way to short
By Neelofar H. on 30. November 2016 for Nerves and Neurotransmission

the lecture was way to short. The information was very general. Please make the lectures more detailed and more interactive..maybe actual drawings being drawn as the lecturer is explaining. Also to specify on the detailed part which i mentioned, it would be much better if he explained each neurotransmitter.

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