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MTEL Biology: Skin Disorders - Chapter Summary
This chapter describes the symptoms, causes and treatments of common skin problems. Recognizing these identifying markers can help prepare you for any skin disorders-related questions on the MTEL Biology test. The following topics are covered in this chapter:
- Explanation of the types of skin cancer
- Illnesses that inflame the skin
- Symptoms and treatment of lupus
- Definition of atopic dermatitis
- Ways in which the skin can be damaged
Experienced instructors teach this detailed topic in an easy-to-understand and informal method. There are short video lessons along with accompanying transcripts for reference. Self-assessment quizzes are included so that you can confirm that you've understood the information.
MTEL Biology: Skin Disorders Chapter Objectives
The multiple-choice MTEL Biology exam is divided into seven subareas. Discussion of the skin falls into subarea four, which is Human Anatomy and Physiology. This area includes 17-19 questions, which are computer-based. This subarea also includes questions pertaining to disorders and conditions of the immune and circulatory systems, which may affect the skin.
This Skin Disorders chapter explains the symptoms, causes and treatment methods of common problems that affect the skin visibly, but you'll also learn about medical conditions that affect other areas, such as the immune and circulatory systems.
1. Causes and Consequences of Damage to the Skin
This lesson will discuss the importance and roles of the human skin. We will also go into how it may be damaged and why this damage is no laughing matter. Find out as we explore skin flora, opportunistic pathogens, and decubitus ulcers.
2. Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin
This lesson will discuss three important and well-known conditions that affect the skin. Namely, acne, urticaria, and psoriasis. We will go into why they occur and how they may be treated.
3. Atopic Dermatitis: Skin Allergies
This lesson will define atopic dermatitis, as well as explain how filaggrin plays a role in its development. We'll also review the different signs and symptoms of atopic dermatitis, as well as the ways this condition can be treated.
4. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Causes, Signs & Treatments
This lesson will discuss the complex pathophysiology behind systemic lupus erythematosus. You will learn why it occurs, what may trigger it, and how it can be properly diagnosed, treated, and managed.
5. Skin Cancer: Major Types, Protection & Risk Factors
This lesson will discuss three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. You'll find out which is the most common and which is the most dangerous.
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