The Chemical Makeup and Anatomy of the Human Nail


About the Course
In this course, the student will learn about the chemical makeup of the nail and its unique cellular structure. The course will also provide detailed descriptions and images of nail anatomy. 

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Define the nail to understand its function in protecting our bodies from injury and disease.
  • Gain a knowledge of the chemical makeup and cellular structure of the nail.
  • Recognize and identify the individual components of the nail unit that work together in its formation and function.
  • Understand the connection between nail appearance and the diagnosis of illness.