Pastiche Training

Essentials of skin anatomy & physiology

Skin anatomy course    

This 5 lesson course is designed for beauty therapists and estheticians and takes the learner further into the anatomy & physiology of the skin than standard beauty therapy curriculums with a focus on how the cells and systems function and interact with each other. The five main topics covered are:

• The internal cell structure
A detailed overview to understand each organelles function and the role they play in the creation of proteins and lipids, including components, functions, health and signalling pathways. This will be the basis of understanding Cellular ageing and deterioration and what may go wrong with cellular function and reflect as a skin condition. 

• Stem cells
We explore the world of stem cells, specifically, the stem cell resource of the keratinocyte and the development of the epidermis from the embryological stage through to birth, including the evolution of the first lines of skin barrier defence involving the innate and adaptive immune systems

• What is Keratin and why is it important
This lesson answers the question 'what is keratin?' an important subject because the keratinocyte, which is the leading cell of the epidermis is made of keratin. To fully understand skin conditions that have been created by weakened keratin, we need to appreciate how it is formed, the different types of keratin, what a cell requires to create keratin with strength and integrity.

• Cells and systems of the epidermis and dermis
To be able to effectively diagnose anomalous skin conditions it is important to have a complete understanding of the key cells and systems within the epidermis and underlying dermis. If we can appreciate each function the epidermis plays in the formation of the skin barrier defence systems, and how each layer is dependent on each other we better understand the “cascade” effect that forms many of the skin conditions presenting in clinic.

• Epidermal structure 
The keratinocyte is the leading cell of the epidermis and primarily responsible for epidermal skin conditions that change the texture of skin, and in this lesson we briefly examine the keratinocyte lifecycle, the corneocyte compaction process, and the acid mantle and microbiome.

The overall learning outcomes at the end of this course  is that learners will have an advanced understanding of the components that make up the dermis and epidermis, and be more aware of what types of things may go wrong with cellular function that will present as an anomalous skin condition.

Typical completion time 4.5-5 hours. This micro-credential is awarded 5 CPD points

This educational activity has also been approved for 6.0 CEs by NCEA Commission on Accreditation. 
Learning Objectives:
After completion of this online course, the skin care professional will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge about the anatomy, physiology & morphology of the skin.
2. Identify the cells and systems of the epidermis and dermis and how they work.
3. Explain how the various cells and systems of the skin function and interact with each other
4. Demonstrate competency of course material.

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