It’s really important to get the basics down, and continue to keep it down, as we build on our pathophysiology, year to year.

Khan academy can fill in a lot of the basics – good for filling in gaps on a basic level. For example, a short video on gas exchange in the alveoli. Struggling with how cellular respiration works?

Nataliescasebook.com is a fantastic site run by Dr James Moffatt, senior lecturer in physiology at University of London. Check out the site and pay attention to the cases, they are written in a way that helps to keep you engaged at a step-by-step level, thinking “what would I do next? For example, this case on an elderly lady with a recently repaired fractured neck of femur. Fantastic stuff.

Martin’s handwritten tutorials are brilliant for understanding the basic (and sometimes quite complex) biochemical physiology that we have to cram into our heads for exams. Check them out here.

Dr Najeeb goes through various bodily systems and teaches anatomy & physiology together.

Life in the Fast Lane has also put together the Physiology Philes as part of the Basic Science in Clinical Context Project – pitched at emergency trainees’ exam level, but more than suitable for us as clinically relevant physiology.

Dr John-Emile Kenny from heart-lung.org uses animated schematics in his lectures to explain the mechanics of ventilation. For those of you who love a graph- this site is for you.

And for deranged physiology, check out aptly named site.

Cardiac physiology videos – this one on supply/demand. But all videos are just 3 minutes, so scroll through for what you need. For a more blog-type approach to cardiac physiology try Dr Svenkatesan’s blog.

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