Respiratory Physiology
Respiratory Physiology

Respiratory Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD
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Delve into one of the most important components of human physiology – 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 dissociation 
  • the respiratory cycle and how diseases alter it 
  • hypercapnia, hypoxemia and their clinical appearance 
  • the regulation of the respiratory system in the brain via receptors 
  • the effects of barometric pressure on the pulmonary system 
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, practicing physicians may use this course to refresh their knowledge about the physiology of the respiratory system.

Course Details

  • Videos 38
  • Duration 2:29 h
  • Quiz questions 74
  • Articles 4

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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. 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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Thank u so much!
By ANIRUDDHA G. on 19. March 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

Excellent presentation of obscure topics to develop a students concepts in this difficult field

 
Recommended!
By Anna F. on 18. March 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

I love professor Wilsons lectures. He is so relaxed and is talking at the perfect speed and makes it easy to understand. The information given in these lectures is really good.

 
Physiology at Ease
By Mark A. on 21. February 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

Great lecturer who is very knowledgeable about the subject matter & pitch. Pace is also good but needs to work on pronunciation of certain words. keep up the good job.

 
respire the respiratory physiology with the teacher
By AVUDAIAPPAN P. on 13. February 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

the teacher is really great - explains stepwise - repeats things in an understandable manner - i could learn about alveolar ventillation - the mechanics of surfactant - role of pneumocytes II -

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