Ch 8: Body Tissues

About This Chapter

This short chapter on body tissues can introduce you to the function of epithelial tissue and the structure of human skin. Use the video lessons and quizzes included here to study epithelial tissue structures, cell types and more.

Body Tissues - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Examine the basic organization of living organisms before focusing on epithelial tissues and the specialized cell types making up human skin. You'll also learn how these tissues protect our internal organs and prevent fluid loss with lessons on the following topics:

  • Organizational levels of multicellular organisms
  • Function and components of human skin
  • Structure of epithelial tissue

Video Objective
Multicellular Organisms, Tissues, and Epithelium Study the organization of multicellular organisms into cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Take a closer look at the function and structure of epithelial tissue.
Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure Explore layers of the epidermis, types of skin cells, and the components of the dermis and subcutis.
What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types, & Structure Discover the columnar, cubiodal, and squamous cells making up epithelial tissues. Examine their arrangement into simple, stratified, pseudostratified columnar, and transitional epithelial tissue structures.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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