Structure and Integrative Functions of the Main Organ Systems

Structure and Integrative Functions of the Main Organ Systems

by Geoffrey Meyer, PhD, Thad Wilson, PhD, Peter Delves, PhD

This course covers the material of content category 3B of the official MCAT exam content outline.

Specialized cells are organized in tissues that make up organs. According to the functions these organs carry out, they are further categorized into organ systems, which are biological systems that perform key functions to ensure the survival of the larger organism to which they belong. The human body consists of nine major organ systems: the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, the respiratory system, the circulatory system, the gastrointestinal system, the renal system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, and the reproductive system.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the structure and functions of the main organ systems. For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology, human anatomy, and physiology.

Course Details

  • Videos 206
  • Duration 16:48 h
  • Quiz questions 589
  • Concept Pages 80


Your Educators of course Structure and Integrative Functions of the Main Organ Systems

 Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Geoffrey Meyer, PhD

Prof. Geoffrey Meyer is a Professor and Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Western Australia.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Western Australia in 1981. Currently, he is the Coordinator for Histology in the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminologies (FIPAT) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA).
Due to his achievements, he earned the Australian University Teaching Award and has received teaching fellowships from the University of Western Australia and the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Meyer teaches courses on Histology.

 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.

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Dr. Peter Delves is a Professor Emeritus of Immunology and served as the Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, UK.
He obtained his PhD at the University of London and is a prolific author, having published several textbooks and laboratory manuals. He is also the editor of two encyclopedias on immunology and on life sciences.
Dr. Delves has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in innovations in web-based education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Delves teaches courses on the Immune System.

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Great teaching by the professor
By Jason Anudeep V. on 30. September 2022 for Renal Physiology

I find the lectures very easy to understand and remember. I enjoy the fun parts too.

By Asra Nur S. on 23. September 2022 for Vascular Physiology

thanks for your ineffable help, Thad Wilson and also Lecturio's team

Really useful lecture!
By Alejandro A. on 08. September 2022 for Renal Physiology

Dr. Wilson did a great job putting together such a useful and condensed summary of the renal system’s phisiology!

By Alejandro A. on 07. August 2022 for Musculoskeletal Physiology

Great summary and really well taught! The professor knows pedagogy very well.