Respiratory Physiology
Respiratory Physiology

Respiratory Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

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 2:30 h
  • Quiz questions 71
  • Articles 4

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Your Educators of course Respiratory 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.

 
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!

 
short but efficient
By Mahindokht R. on 01. July 2021 for Respiratory Physiology

he summarize perfectly with important area, i have only 2 month for exam , i can manage my time perfectly

 
Dr. Wilson, to some, literally takes their breath away.
By Thomas L. on 13. June 2021 for Respiratory Physiology

I have just begun the Respiratory Physiology video lectures and the following is the evidence. These video's are right up there with the famous John B. West video's on Respiratory Physiology. John B. can't come close to these Lecturio lectures that honestly satisfy the student. Dr. Wilson, to some, literally takes their breath away with these video lectures on respiratory physiology.