Pastiche Training

Specialty Course: What is Keratin?

This short course explores the structural protein keratin, and answers the question "what is keratin?"
To understand the skin is to understand its components, and when some of these components are not being formed correctly; a skin condition can develop. Understanding the protein keratin is an important subject because the keratinocyte, which the leading cell of the epidermis, is made of keratin.

The Objective of this class is to learn about keratin. How it is formed, the different types of keratin, what a cell requires to create keratin with strength and integrity; and to be able to analyse a skin that has weakened keratin.
Recommended prior learning: basic anatomy & physiology

Typical completion time 30 minutes. This course is awarded 0.5 CPD point or 0.7 CE's

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