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.

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 important 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 the medical application is unclear.

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 751
  • Articles 65

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Your Educators of course Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has been teaching medical students for more than 15 years at Colleges of Medicine in the USA: Philadelphia, PA (Drexel University); Athens, OH (Ohio University), Indianapolis, IN (Marian University), and now Lexington, KY (University of Kentucky). He has worked extensively developing and improving medical curriculums, as well as serving in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses. Professor Thad Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards and previously was involved in both question writing and question reviewing for national board exams in the health sciences. Professor Thad Wilson has coauthored >85 peer-reviewed scientific and educational articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into seven languages, is in several electronic formats, and is currently in the 2nd edition.

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Love Lecturio (LL)
By Vikash K. on 24. July 2021 for Respiratory Physiology

Very very detail and important concept I am very happy to choose lecturio as it assist me in my medical carrier.

 
Rushed and dosent cover endocrine physiology
By Abdulaziz A. on 19. July 2021 for Endocrine Physiology

very rushed only covers insulin glucagon and thyroid hormones there are many other hormones...

 
Great explanations! Repetition of the questions challenges our laziness but is definitely good for us!
By Esteban L. on 16. July 2021 for Membrane Physiology

I like how the explanation goes, including the updates. Maybe if there is time, the staff can insert the updates in the lecture material. Lecturio is awesome. The repetition in the quiz is good for recall. My laziness to keep redoing the questions is being challenged and I have to do it because it is for my own good.

 
Beautifully presented
By Aleksandra F. on 06. July 2021 for Respiratory Physiology

I'm a Respiratory Therapy student, so refreshing the physiology from such an amazingly organized and neatly presented source is a real pleasure. The presentations are detailed and contain everything I need to be on the right track with my comprehensive review. Well done and thank you!