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Ch 31: Skin System for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution

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The Skin System chapter of this MCAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the skin system. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach information involving the skin system required for the MCAT exam.

How it works:

  • Begin your review or other MCAT preparation work.
  • Identify the skin system concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our MCAT prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to review the skin system and earn acceptable scores. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding homeostasis, osmoregulation, the integumentary system or any other skin system topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their MCAT preparation
  • Prefer learning MCAT topics visually
  • Find themselves struggling with the skin system portion of their review
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their MCAT preparation
  • Don't have access to MCAT review materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make reviewing the skin system simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live MCAT prep tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Complete your skin system review on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the layers and function of human skin.
  • Find out what epithelial tissue is and how it functions.
  • Explore homeostasis and temperature regulation in humans.
  • Examine the epidermal and dermal layers of the integumentary system.
  • Study accessory structures of the integumentary system, including hair, nails and glands.

9 Lessons in Chapter 31: Skin System for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution
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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 Sebaceous Glands? - Definition & Function

9. What Are Sebaceous Glands? - Definition & Function

Sebaceous glands are very important for the overall health of our skin and body. In this lesson, learn more about these glands and their role in our lives.

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