Anatomy and physiology of the skin assignment Copy

Outcome 1: Be able to have knowledge of the skin, nails and hair


Click here to download THE SKIN worksheet

Use the above worksheet to form your assignment, download this by clicking on ‘The Skin’ hyperlink above.

It is good practice for all assignments to have a bibliography at the back which is a list of resources (text books, websites, this online platform) that you used to help you complete this assignment. below is an example of what one may look like-


Functions of the skin section on enhance me online learning platform

Anatomy & Physiology text book by A. Whoever

Weblink- Then copy and paste link and NOT the google search link

You tube resource- copy and past the clip link

Once you have completed your assignment please email it to [email protected] Please make sure your name your name is included on your work.

ASSIGNMENT BRIEF-  Outcome 1: Be able to have knowledge of the skin, nails and hair

Describe the functions of the skin

  • Detail the functions of the skin, often referred to as ‘SHAPES’

(Secretion, heat regulation, absorption, protection, elimination, sensation, vitamin D formation, melanin production)

Label a blank diagram, showing the cross section of the skin and include paragraphs to explain the role of each of the below

  • The diagram (s) must include all layers and sub-layers of the skin (5 Epidermis, 2 Dermis and 1 Subcutaneous), the structures (appendages) found within the skin (both types of sweat glands, oil gland, arrector pili muscle, nerves, blood supply, hair shaft, hair follicle and dermal papilla).
  • The diagram is NOT allowed to be an image that has been pre-labelled it MUST be a diagram that you have labelled yourself. There is a one that you can use if you wish to in this section.

Describe the growth and also the tissue repair cycle of the skin

  • Include information on macrophages, fibroblasts, mast cells, fibres including collagen and elastin.  Also mention factors that can affect the growth cycle like lifestyle and age. Include the protein that makes up the skin and what the process of this flattening and hardening is called.