Course intro

This module is ideal for understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the skin.


This module has been through rigorous reviews to achieve endorsement from the Society of Tissue Viability, so it can be used with complete confidence. The endorsement confirms that this module provides clinicians with:

  • High-quality education that meets stated learning objectives and outcomes
  • Material that is free from product bias or promotion
  • Education that is evidence-based
  • Education that is fully accessible to members of the general wound care community

Time Required

Estimated time to complete course: 120 Minutes

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

Identify the main structures of the dermis, epidermis and subcutaneous layer and discuss their functions.

  • Identify the functions of skin and describe the physiology involved
  • Discuss how skin protects itself from infection and damage
  • Discuss how skin ages