Test Your Knowledge of The Skin

Published on 28th February 2019

Test your knowledge on the skin and find the answers below.

1) Name 3 functions of the skin 

2) What is the purpose of the fatty layer under the surface of the skin? 

3) What is the name of the muscle that gives us “goose – pimples “? 

4) The most numerous and widespread sweat glands are called the _______________ sweat glands 

5) The _________________ sweat glands are found mainly in the armpits and in the genital area 

6) Name the 5 layers of the epidermis 

7) Name the two layers of the dermis 

8) The blood vessels and sensory receptors are found in the (epidermis / dermis) 

9) Choose the infectious skin conditions from the list below

acne vulgaris, age spots, athlete’s foot, bedsore, blister, boils, bruise, carbuncle, contact dermatitis, eczema, head lice, herpes, impetigo, liver spots, pressure sore, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, skin cancer, skin tags, stretch mark, verruca, vitiligo, wart 


1) Sensation,  Heat Regulation,  Absorption,  Protection,  Secretion,  Vitamin D production  

2) Energy store,  insulation,  physical protection against knocks

3) Erector pili/Arrector pili

4) Eccrine  

5) Apocrine

6) Stratum corneum, stratum lucidum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum, stratum germinativum,

7) Papillary,  reticular

8) Dermis

9) Skin Infections: athlete’s foot, boils, carbuncle, head lice, herpes, impetigo, ringworm, scabies, verruca, wart, 

You can find more information on the skin here 

The skin is the largest organ in the body and this ITEC anatomy and physiology module will count as 5 cpd points for people trained in complementary therapies.  At GM Tree Training we provide the ITEC Level 3 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology  Certificate but it is also possible to buy revision modules on each system of the body.  'The Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin' includes; film, workbook, online assessments, supplementary notes and self assessment questions. (FHT CPD Value = 5 Points) Price £9.50. It covers the following subjects: Structure of the skin, function, diseases and disorders.

The latter are important as many therapists such as beauty therapists and massage therapists work directly on a clients skin and may be the first person to notice any thing wrong such as a mole changing colour or becoming larger. Any good therapy training would cover how to address such issues discreetly and sensitively. 


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