Textbook chapters (only one of the following books is necessary, the information covered in the concept questions is
found in each of the books).

•        Chapter 5:  Anatomy and Physiology  by OpenStax College
•        Chapter 5:  Visual Anatomy and Physiology by Martini and Ober
•        Chapter 6:  Hole’s Anatomy and Physiology by Shier, Butler, and Lewis

1.        Describe the protective function of the skin.

Concept Storyline:  Skin Functions        

2.        Compare and contrast the composition and location of the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.

Concept Storyline:  Skin Layers

3.        Describe the composition, function, and relative location of each of the five layers of the epidermis.

Concept Storyline:  Epidermis

4.        Describe the location and function of keratinocytes and melanocytes.

Concept Storyline:  Skin Cells

5.        Describe the relationship between epidermal ridges and dermal papillae.

Concept Storyline:  Epidermal Ridges

6.        Compare and contrast the structure, function, and location of the dermal papillary layer versus the reticular layer.

Concept Storyline:  Dermis

7.        Compare and contrast the structure and function of the skin exocrine glands, hair, and nails.

Concept Storyline:  Skin Accessory Structures

8.        Compare and contrast the causes and outcomes of basal cell carcinoma versus malignant melanoma.

Concept Storyline:  Skin Cancer

9.        Describe the role of the skin in the regulation of body temperature.

Concept Storyline:  Body Temperature
Michelle Murphy, M.S., M.Ed.
Lake Region State College