Respiratory Physiology
Respiratory Physiology

Respiratory Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Respiratory physiology describes the biophysical processes that enable the inhalation of air into the lungs for the oxygenation of blood. The branching of the airways and the multiplicity of alveoli provide a significantly large surface area for gas exchange. Along with the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system is key to the immediate sustenance of life.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the mechanics of breathing, pulmonary blood flow, gas transport, and the control and regulation of breathing. Hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and the effects of barometric pressure on breathing will also be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, emphasizing biochemistry, and the histology of the airways. Acquaintance with the generalities of fluid mechanics is encouraged.

Course Details

  • Videos 38
  • Duration 2:30 h
  • Quiz questions 76
  • Concept Pages 8


Your Educators of course Respiratory 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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very clear explanation.
By Yvette N. on 06. November 2023 for Introduction – Control & Regulation of Breathing

very clear explanation. great content. great lecturer. good pace of speech, making it easy to listen. nice clear visuals

It's concise
By deleted u. on 02. August 2022 for Respiratory Physiology

The video was not lengthy. And it was short and concise.

By cirenen L. on 24. July 2022 for Pulmonary Ventilation – Breathing and Lung Mechanics

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Very thorough
By Natasha B. on 06. June 2022 for Respiratory Physiology

I really enjoyed this course. It was explained well and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend it to anyone