Urinary System – Physiology (Nursing)

Urinary System – Physiology (Nursing)

by Jasmine Clark, PhD

The urinary system is one of the ways the body eliminates metabolic wastes, maintains proper blood pressure, and avoids the toxic buildup of certain substances. It’s important to know how the urinary system functions because it provides clues about the state of other physiological functions, such as the cardiovascular system, blood pressure, and metabolism. Changes to these functions can be seen in how urine is produced or not produced.

In this course, we’ll review the basic anatomy and physiology of the urinary system. You will learn how urine is produced and how the body can adjust urine concentrations under different physiologic demands.

We’ll also discuss the different functions of the various parts of the urinary system, as well concepts such as glomerular filtration rate, tubular reabsorption, and countercurrent exchange.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:00 h
  • Quiz questions 38
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Urinary System – Physiology (Nursing)

 Jasmine Clark, PhD

Jasmine Clark, PhD

Dr. Jasmine Clark is a Lecturer of Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, Georgia, USA.
She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School in 2013. Currently, she is a Senior Clinical Instructor in Nursing in Atlanta.
Due to her experience, in the academic year 2020-2021, she was part of the GA Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Clark teaches courses on Nursing, specifically Physiology.

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hard to follow :(
By Mia B. on 04. September 2023 for Tubular Reabsorption – Urine Formation (Nursing)

I find this soooo hard to follow. I have to keep restarting it.

right on
By Margo S. on 03. August 2022 for Kidneys: Function (Nursing)

breaks down the function in a clear and simple matter