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Getting Under Your Skin Student Sheet

Getting Under Your Skin Student Sheet

Introduction

Read through your assigned group and review your notes to make sure you understand each part. Each group member should choose one bulleted part to “become,” making sure all parts are represented. Study your cell type, layer, component, or structure and be ready to explain how it functions and interacts with other skin cell systems. In addition to explaining how your part functions and interacts with other skin cells, you should consider this question: What might happen if a particular type of skin cell was missing or damaged? You also could find information about skin diseases that might affect the part of the skin you’re studying.

Present the information to the class as a poster presentation, a PowerPoint, etc.


GROUP 1

EPIDERMIS
Cell Types

  • keratinocytes
  • melanocytes
  • Merkel cells
  • Langerhans’ cells

Layers

  • baselcell layer
  • spinous cell layer
  • granular cell layer
  • stratum corneum

 

 

GROUP 2

DERMIS
Components

  • collagenous connective tissue
  • elastic connective tissue
  • dermal matrix
  • nerves
  • sweat glands
  • hair follicles
  • Langerhans cells

Layers

  • papillary layer
  • reticular layer

HYPODERMIS
Structures

  • blood vessels
  • lymph vessels
  • bases of hair follicles
  • subcutaneous fat
  • nerves

GROUP 3

SWEAT AND OIL GLANDS
Structures

  • eccrine sweat glands
  • apocrine sweat glands
  • oil glands

HAIR AND NAILS
Structures

  • fingernails
  • toenails
  • hair

 

SKIN COLOR
Colored components

  • melanin
  • red blood cells

 

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