Fascinating Medicine is a two-part curriculum. The first is Fascinating Anatomy & Physiology, which helps you understand how the human body works, and the second is Fascinating Logic of Medicine, which explains the symptoms and signs that emerge when the body stops working properly, and then sort through those symptoms and signs to arrive at possible causes for them.

The course lessons are laid out in a simple, easy to use table format with buttons below each picture for access to the lessons, text scripts, and tests that correlate with each lesson. Click the buttons in the sample lesson about “Neurologic System” to start.

Neurologic System

Fascinating Medicine – Course Content

Fascinating Anatomy & Physiology

Diagnosisis a Two-Step Process

  • Two Step Process
  • The Organ Systems
  • Step 1: Where
  • Anatomy and Physiology


  • Epidermis and Dermis

Neurologic System

  • Divisions of the Neurologic System
  • Newborn Skull
  • Brainstem
  • Cerebellum and Thalamus
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Nerve Cells
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Motor Strip
  • Lobes of the Cerebral Hemispheres
  • Hippocampus
  • Papez Circuit
  • Amygdala
  • Autonomic Nervous System
  • Limbic System
  • Smell
  • Reptiles
  • Limbic System and Basal Ganglia
  • Ventricles
  • Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
  • Spinal Column
  • Spinal Cord and Cauda Equina
  • Temporalis and Masseter Muscles
  • Temporalis and Masseter Muscles in Paintings
  • Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
  • Muscles of the Upper Arm
  • Humerus Bone
  • Radius and Ulna Bones
  • Forearm Muscles
  • Forearm Tendons
  • Hand Muscles
  • Leg Muscles


  • Overview of Light Entering the Eye
  • Rods and Cones
  • Macula
  • Nerve Fiber Layer
  • Blind Spot
  • Eye Muscles
  • Lens
  • Anterior Chamber
  • Upside Down Images
  • Occipital Lobes
  • Tear Glands


    • The Ear System
    • Sound Direction
    • Middle Ear
    • Cochlea
    • Converting Sounds Into Electrical Impulses
    • Semicircular Canals
    • Ampulla
    • Utricle and Saccule
    • Vestibular Eye Movements
    • Head Tilt
    • Eustacian Tube
    • Sinuses
    • Salivary Glands
    • Nasopharynx, Pharnyx, and Larynx

Endocrine System

  • Overview of the Endocrine System
  • Hormones
  • Pituitary Gland
  • Ovaries and Testes
  • Adrenal Glands
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid
  • Prolactin and Growth Hormone
  • Islets of Langerhans
  • Posterior Pituitary
  • Other Hormones

Respiratory System

    • Epiglottis
    • Vocal Cords
    • Trachea and Bronchi
    • Alveoli
    • Air Pressure
    • Diaphragm and Pleura
    • Inspiration
    • Breathing Center

Cardiac System

  • Left and Right Ventricles
  • Circulation Through the Heart
  • Ventricular Walls
  • Heart Valves
  • Chordae Tendineae
  • Purkinje Fibers
  • Pericardium

Gastrointestinal System

  • Components of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Tooth
  • Salivary Glands
  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Duodenum
  • Small Intestines
  • Large Intestine
  • Peritoneum

Urological System

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Nephron
  • Proximal Convoluted Tubule
  • Renal Medulla
  • Loop of Henle
  • Distal Convoluted Tubule
  • Collecting Duct
  • Urea
  • Desert Animals
  • Bladder

Reticuloendothelial System

  • Overview of the Reticuloendothelial System
  • Lymphatic Channels
  • Antibodies
  • Major Histocompatibility Complex
  • B Cell Defense
  • Antigen-Presenting Cells
  • T Helper Cells
  • Plasma Cells
  • Cytotoxic T Cells
  • Memory Cells
  • Branches of the Immune System

Genital System

  • Meiosis
  • Testicular Descent
  • Seminifierous Tubules
  • Epididymis and Vas Deferens
  • Egg Development and Fertilization
  • Placenta
  • Mitochondrial DNA

Vascular System

  • Arteries vs. Veins
  • Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure
  • Oxygen and Glucose Delivery
  • Filling Up the Vascular Tree
  • Renin
  • Angiotensin II
  • Blood Volume/Pressure Sensors
  • Wide Open Arteries
  • Coronary Arteries
  • Aortic Arch and Branches
  • Arteries to the Brain
  • Arteries Below the Diaphragm
  • Brain Veins
  • Veins Into the Heart
  • Capillaries

Hematologic System

  • Components of the Blood
  • Blood Clotting
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Pathways
  • Bone Marrow
  • Hemoglobin
  • Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Erythropoietin
  • Spleen

Bones and Joints

  • Skull
  • Spinal Column
  • Clavicle
  • Pulling the Scapulae Together
  • Pulling the Scapulae Forward
  • Pulling the Arms Back
  • Shoulder Joint
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Pelvis
  • Leg and Knee
  • Ankle
  • Growth Plate

Fascinating Logic of Medicine

The Presenting Organ System

  • Presenting Organ System
  • Systemic Symptoms
  • Skin Symptoms
  • Neurologic Symptoms
  • Eye Symptoms
  • Ear Symptoms
  • Endocrine Symptoms
  • Respiratory Symptoms
  • Cardiac Symptoms
  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Reticuloendothelial Symptoms
  • Urologic Symptoms
  • Genital Symptoms
  • Vascular Symptoms
  • Hematologic Symptoms
  • Bone and Joint Symptoms

Arriving at the Etiologic Differential Diagnosis

  • Anatomic Differential Diagnosis
  • Overview of Pathophysiologies
  • Individual Pathophysiologies
  • Organ Dysfunction
  • The Etiologic Differential Diagnosis

Why the Physical Exam

  • Why the Physical Exam
  • Examining by Organ Systems
  • Systemic Signs
  • Skin Signs
  • Neurologic Signs
  • Eye Signs
  • Ear Signs
  • Endocrine Signs
  • Respiratory Signs
  • Cardiac Signs
  • Gastrointestinal Signs
  • Reticuloendothelial Signs
  • Urologic Signs
  • Genital Signs
  • Vascular Signs
  • Hematologic Signs
  • Bone and Joint Signs

Prioritizing the Etiologic Differential Diagnosis

  • Prioritizing the Etiologic Differential Diagnosis
  • Prioritizing the Differential Diagnosis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Minimizing Risks to the Patient
  • Summarizing the Patient’s History

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