Ch 4: Skin Related Pathology

About This Chapter

Watch skin-related pathology video lessons and learn basic skin structure, effects of skin inflammation, skin cancer types, and more. These video lessons are short and engaging and make learning easy!

Skin-Related Pathology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The lessons in this chapter address the skin's basic functions and how they can become compromised due to injury, allergic reactions, or skin cancer. You'll be introduced to the fundamental components of skin, including its tissue and cell types, and learn about the signs and causes of various skin disorders. When you've finished this chapter, you should know how to:

  • Explain the defensive properties and purposes of human skin
  • Understand the effects of skin inflammation
  • Recognize the basic causes and signs of skin allergies
  • Identify the main types of skin cancer and correlative treatment options

Video Objective
Human Skin: Layers, Function, and Structure Identify the three layers found in skin. Become familiar with types of skin cells and tissue.
Physical Causes of Inflammation of the Skin Understand the defensive properties of the skin and how their effectiveness may be compromised in cases of skin injury.
Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin Recognize the pathophysiological components of skin disorders and the different ways they may damage skin.
Atopic Dermatitis: Skin Allergies Assimilate various causes and types of skin allergies.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Causes, Signs, and Treatments Articulate the indications and effects of SLE on both skin and other areas of the body.
Skin Cancer: Major Types, Protection, and Risk Factors Identify the major skin cancer types. Understand risk factors and potential treatments.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Skin Related Pathology
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.

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