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 16:47 h
  • Quiz questions 588
  • Concept Pages 83


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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Resourceful Review on Mucous vs. Serous Glands
By Shane D. on 25. August 2023 for Mucous and Serous Glands

Although I am at present an unknowledgeable M0, I appreciate how informative this introductory lecture is on mucous versus serous glands, and that an associated slide with images is presented. Histology is a notably difficult course in medical school, especially for people without prior exposure. What textbook(s) or online readings or articles would you recommend reading to further supplement learning of mucous and serous glands and epithelium throughout the human body?

Introduction to the Structure of Bones: Histology
By Shane D. on 25. August 2023 for Structure of Bones

Super helpful introduction and outline of future lectures. I appreciate the integrated instructions surrounding structure, location, function, and particular roles within the body. These lectures are helpful supplements to textbook readings.

Immature Bone: Helpful but Lacking Resource
By Shane D. on 25. August 2023 for Immature Bone

While this was certainly a helpful lecture with breaking down differences between mature versus immature bone, not revealing the labeled diagram could prove detrimental to student learning. I noticed when quizzing myself that stronger learning might be taking place, but ultimately, I am not sure if everyone myself included could fully and adequately label every structure on this histological slide. Could you provide these diagrams with labels if they are not already somewhere? My histology atlas displays images differently.

By Nicolle . on 27. July 2023 for Adrenal Hormone Synthesis

It was a clear and compelling lecture I wish more of the physiology course lectures be like this one