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Physical Therapist

Wound Management 106

Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Soft Tissue


  • Describe the mechanisms by which the skin is able to provide its 6 major functions
  • Describe the structures, function and cellular composition of the skin layers, including layers within the dermis and eipdermis
  • Explain the relationship between skin pigmentation and protection against ultraviolet light
  • Compare and contrast the structural and cellular development of the skin in the fetus, premature infant, full-term neonate, adolescent and adult
  • Describe at least 2 effects on the skin of the following: hydration, sun, nutrition, soaps and medications
  • Compare and contrast the structure and function of dark and light pigmented skin

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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