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Understanding the Anatomy of the Skin

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The Understanding the Anatomy of the Skin learning program is designed as an introduction to the anatomy of the organ that separates our internal environment from the external environment. The program begins by exploring the main layers of the skin and additional structures such as hair and nails. It then covers the microscopic features of the epidermis and the dermis, including their characteristic layers and specialized cells. Finally, it discusses the processes involved in skin pigmentation.


Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to::

  • List and describe the main layers of the skin.
  • List and describe the main structures of the skin.
  • Identify the epidermal layers.
  • Describe epidermal cells and structures.
  • Explain skin pigmentation.
  • Identify the dermal layers.
  • Describe dermal cells and structures.


  • Welcome
  • Disclaimer
  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Skin
  • Main Layers
  • Progress Check
  • Subcutaneous Tissue
  • Hair and Hair Follicles
  • Nails
  • Progress Check
  • Section Summary
  • Epidermis
  • Epidermal Layers
  • Progress Check
  • Epidermal Cells
  • Pigmentation
  • Melanin Types
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Progress Check
  • Section Summary
  • Dermis
  • Dermal Layers
  • Progress Check
  • Dermal Cells
  • Dermal Glands and Structures
  • Progress Check
  • Section Summary
  • Test Your Acquired Knowledge
  • Summary
  • Final Assessment
  • End of Program
  • Glossary
  • References
Understanding the Anatomy of the Skin
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Provider Type
Education Provider
40 mins
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Price Details
$19.99 Member, $24.99 Non Member (1 Year access to this program)
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