Body Temperature and its Regulation

This micro skills course examines the control of body temperature. It covers physiological aspects of temperature homeostasis including various mechanisms and body systems that are involved in regulation.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe how body temperature is usually controlled
  3. List the physical principles that govern heat loss from the body
  4. Describe the role of the skin and the hypothalamus in temperature control
  5. List the mechanisms that restore homeostasis when body temperature is altered

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.