Anatomy for health and social care - types of tissue

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Unit 5: Anatomy and physiology for health and social care

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Catherine Mclintock - September 2012 – Shelley Everett

Assignment Brief

In this assignment, I will be in a scenario placement, where my supervisor has asked me to teach the new staff some anatomy and physiology. Within the assignment, I will be looking at annotating names and functions on an A3 poster of a human cell, as if it was under an electron microscope, including various numbers of organelles. I’ll then have to complete a written report on outlining the main tissues of the body, exampling where each tissue can be found.


Epithelial Tissue:  the functions of epithelial tissue are to:

Protect:  it protects underlying tissue from motorized injury, damaging substances, bacteria and from unnecessary loss of water.

Sensation:  specialised epithelial tissue full of sensory nerves, which is found in the skin, eyes, and nose and on the tongue.

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Secretion: epithelia’s are specialized in glands to produce exact chemical substances such as enzymes, lubricating fluids and hormones.  

Absorption: some epithelial cells line the small intestine, absorbing the nutrients from food we digest.

Excretion: tissues in the kidney exonerate the waste in the body (excreting) and then absorb needed matter through urine.  

Diffusion: they form a thin lining, so therefore they are ideal for diffusing gases, liquids and nutrients.

Cleaning:  it removes dust particles and foreign bodies in air passages. This is done with ciliated epithelium.

Reduces friction:  the tightly packed cells that line the whole system. They reduce friction ...

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