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Ch 4: Skin Related Pathology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Skin Related Pathology chapter of this Pathophysiology Syllabus Resource and Lesson Plans course is designed to help you plan and teach the most common types of skin conditions in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Skin Related Pathology Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Human Skin: Layers, Function & Structure

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.

Causes and Consequences of Damage to the Skin

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.

Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin

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.

Atopic Dermatitis:  Skin Allergies

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.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Causes, Signs & Treatments

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.

Skin Cancer: Major Types, Protection & Risk Factors

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.

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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