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Stem Cells & The Development of Skin

Courses designed to keep your knowledge and skills current while providing greater confidence and competance.

Research about stem cells continues to advance knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells. This objective of this class is as an introduction to the world of stem cells, specifically, the stem cell resource of the keratinocyte and the formation of the epidermis from embryological stage through to birth including the development of the first lines of skin barrier defense including the innate immune system.

This course explores the formation of skin; specifically, from the origins of stem cells. To understand the world of stem cells,the different types, and importantly the role they play in the formation of skin is a fascinating and informative journey to an intimate knowledge of the skin.

The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the different groups of stem cells.
Specifically, the stem cell resource of the keratinocyte and the development of the epidermis from the embryological stage through to birth.
This includes expanding your knowledge of the evolution of the first lines of skin barrier defense involving the acid mantle, microbiome and the innate and adaptive immune systems.
During this course you will learn:

• About the skin's capacity to renew and repair itself
• All about stem cells and the different types
• Development of the microbiome and barrier defense systems
• The importance of environmental bacteria


Typical completion time: 1 hour
Awarded 0.6 CPD points or 1.3 CE's