The unit introduces students to theoretical aspects of integumentary system structure and function, and craniofacial anatomy relevant to the practice of dermal therapy. Topics include; embryonic skin development and growth of epidermal appendages, structure and biochemistry of the skin, barrier function of the stratum corneum, skin microbiome, and craniofacial bones, muscles, vessels and nerves. The unit provides important underpinning knowledge that students will require in their practical applications throughout the degree program.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):