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 and the exchange of gases in the body is one of the most important processes which keeps 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 pulmonary blood flow and the factors influencing them
  • the transport of O2 and CO2 including 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 72
  • 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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Gran manera de explicar fisiología, muy fácil de entender.
By Irving S. on 27. December 2018 for Pulmonary Surface Tension – Breathing and Lung Mechanics

Me parece una buena clase, con una muy buena explicación, pero faltaron algunos detalles, por ejemplo: explicar la manera en la que el surfactante reduce la tensión superficial y su composición exacta.

 
Great Lectures
By Samuel M. on 15. December 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

Great course, easy to listen to instructor, good explanations, good clinical references

 
EXCELLENT LECTURES PROF.
By Ugochukwu J. on 10. December 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

Breaking difficult concepts into simple ones. The quiz at the end of each lecture reinforces the learning. I've been aggressively marketing this material to my friends.

 
An Addendum to West and Guyton
By Gabrielle G. on 27. May 2018 for Respiratory Physiology

Takes difficult concepts from West and Guyton and explains them succinctly. The quizzes are very helpful as well.

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