Respiratory Physiology
Respiratory Physiology

Respiratory Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Delve into one of the most important components of human physiology โ€“ breathing

Breathing, the exchange of gases in the body, is one of the most important processes to keep human beings alive. Thus, understanding the respiratory system is essential for anyone willing to learn about physiology, the function of a healthy body. Using an organ systems approach, Professor Thad Wilson will introduce you to the main components of the respiratory system, their functions and the way they interact with each other.

The following subjects will be covered:
  • pulmonary blood flow and its relation to the general circulatory system
  • increases and decreases in the pulmonary blood flow and the factors influencing it
  • the transport of O2 and CO2 including the oxygen-hemoglobin dissociationย 
  • the respiratory cycle and how diseases alter itย 
  • hypercapnia, hypoxemia and their clinical appearanceย 
  • the regulation of the respiratory system in the brain via receptorsย 
  • the effects of barometric pressure on the pulmonary systemย 
Schemata and case studies will help you understand these complex issues. Upon completion of this course, medical students will understand the function of the respiratory system and all its components. They will thus be fully prepared for their medical exams. Moreover,ย practicing physicians may use this course to refresh their knowledge aboutย the physiology of the respiratory system.

Course Details

  • Videos 38
  • Duration 2:29 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Articles 4


Your Educators of course Respiratory 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. Professorย 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. Professorย Thad Wilson has coauthored over 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles as well as a physiology textbook, Lippincottโ€™s Illustrated Reviews: Physiology, which has been translated into four languages and a number of electronic formats.

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so smart and well explained. It was a pleasure to learn Physiology with you.
By beatrice v. on 19. October 2017 for Pulmonary Surface Tension โ€“ Breathing and Lung Mechanics

I have paid for the physiology course but did not understand much because it is so badly explained. Here Dr Wilson explains so well, I understood things I was not expecting to understand any time soon. So 5 stars because the concepts well explained; clear slow speech, physical laws explained, and contrasted with diseases. I would love to hear more lessons from you.

By Xin L. on 22. August 2017 for Respiratory Physiology

It is explained in a very clear and concise way. Highly recommend

By olawale o. on 14. July 2017 for Learning Outcomes โ€“ Hypoxemia and Hypercapnia

This lecture is spectacular. This is another topic I have struggle with, and here Dr. Wilson has brought absolute clarity. Thanks Dr. Wilson! Thanks Lecturio!!

Mr Wilson, thank you for being the teacher I have been looking for all my life!
By Saumya S. on 08. May 2017 for Respiratory Physiology

Crisp, simple, clear, very useful, going into the core basics which allowed me to acquire a good insight into the mechanics of respiration. Thank you, Dr. Wilson, for being so supportive and a kind, good teacher paying attention to concepts spread out in such a phased manner. I am very grateful and humbled.

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