Epithelium - Skin and Receptors

This module provides an introductory overview of skin and sensory receptors.

Content authors:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld
Module direction:
  • Victoria Harnik
  • Mel Rosenfeld

Learning objectives for this Activity:

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
1. Describe the structure and function of the major components of skin: the epidermis and dermis

2. Compare the general morphological features, locations and functions of thick and thin skin

3. Distinguish and describe the structure, function and origin of sebaceous glands and sweat glands (eccrine and apocrine)

4. Recognize the general morphological features and describe the origin of hair

5. Describe the morphological and biochemical features of the keratinization process

6. Describe the origin, function, and location of melanocytes

7. Describe the structure and function of the different sensory receptors associated with skin

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