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Ch 43: Skin System for the MCAT: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The skin system chapter of this MCAT Help and Review course is the simplest way to master skin system components. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of the skin system.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering MCAT material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn higher scores. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding the role skin plays in maintaining homeostasis
  • Need an efficient way to learn about the skin system
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers
  • Missed class time and need to catch up
  • Can't access extra MCAT review resources at school

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Skin System for the MCAT chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Skin System for the MCAT chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any skin system question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What is the function and structure of human skin?
  • What are the types of epithelial tissue?
  • What is the skin's role in homeostasis and osmoregulation?
  • What physical protection is provided by skin?
  • How do the epidermal and dermal layers differ?
  • What are some accessory structures of the integumentary system?

9 Lessons in Chapter 43: Skin System for the MCAT: Help and Review
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.

What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

2. What Is Epithelial Tissue? - Function, Types & Structure

This lesson will cover the different shapes and structures of epithelial tissue, including simple, columnar, cuboidal, stratified, transitional, squamous, and pseudostratified columnar epithelium.

Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

3. Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

Do you wonder how your body is able to maintain a consistent temperature? Have you ever questioned why you get goosebumps when you're cold? This lesson will introduce you to homeostasis and answer your questions about body temperature regulation and reactions, like goosebumps.

The Integumentary System: The Epidermal Layer

4. The Integumentary System: The Epidermal Layer

Do you know what the largest organ in your body is? How about the layers of your skin? Or where skin cancer comes from? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson on the integumentary system.

The Integumentary System: The Dermal Layer

5. The Integumentary System: The Dermal Layer

Did you know that some people don't feel pain? Or that some always feel as if their skin is on fire? Learn about the causes of these diseases and the anatomy of the skin they affect in this lesson- the dermal layer of the skin.

The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Hair

6. The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Hair

Your skin does more than just cover your body; it has a number of structures like hair and sweat glands. Learn more about the hair that protects your body in this lesson.

The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Nails

7. The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Nails

Did you know that your skin, hair, and nails are all made out of the same protein? Learn more about the structure and function of your nails in this lesson.

The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Glands

8. The Integumentary System Accessory Structures: Glands

Ever wonder how pimples appear? Is it simply a blocked pore or maybe a hair follicle? Is bacteria involved? Learn about the glands that cause acne and the glands that help you cool off in this lesson on sebaceous and sweat glands of the integumentary system.

What Are Pores? - Definition & Function

9. What Are Pores? - Definition & Function

In this lesson, we'll explore what pores are as well as the many unexpected functions that they serve. You'll learn that humans aren't the only organisms with pores. Sponges, insects, rocks, and fish all have some form of this much underappreciated little structure.

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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