Activity 33.1: Reflection

In this activity you should be able to differentiate between your learning about the functions of the skin such as thermoregulation or wound granulation and the normal physiology of skin development and the life cycle of the skin cell. This gives you a better understanding of the clinical characteristics of skin disease. Questions you should have asked yourself are

  1. What are the different layers of the skin?
  2. What is the process of cell development from immature production to desquamation?
  3. Do I understand what a keratinocyte and melanocyte are?
  4. What function does sebum have in skin protection?