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Below is a sample breakdown of the Skin Related Pathology chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Human skin||Skin layers, their structure and function|
|Tuesday||Inflammation and skin damage||Disorders of the skin, such as acne and psoriasis, and any associated pathophysiological problems; overview of causes and consequences to various skin damage, including burns, radiation and scratches|
|Wednesday||Skin allergies||Causes, symptoms and treatments of atopic dermatitis|
|Thursday||Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)||Signs, causes, management methods and treatments|
|Friday||Skin cancer||Analyze basal cell carcinoma, melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma; risk factors, prevention and treatment|
1. Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure
This lesson will cover the three main layers of your skin, which includes the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis. In addition, we'll learn about other skin cells and tissue, such as adipose tissue, keratinocytes, melanocytes, and Merkel's cells.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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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