Online Education | UW Wound Academy | Mechanisms of Wound Healing

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This module focuses on the mechanisms of wound healing and the body's defense mechanisms against invading microorganisms.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you will be better able to:

  1. Describe the difference between regeneration and repair.
  2. Discuss the body’s vascular response to an acute injury.
  3. Explain the process of blood coagulation in provisional wound closure.
  4. Identify the function of the inflammatory process in the nonspecific immune defense process.
  5. Explain the role of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts in wound contraction.

Additional Information

Format: 
Self-Study
Topics: 
  • Regeneration versus repair
  • Regeneration
  • Physiology of wound healing
  • Nonspecific immune defense
  • Formation of new tissue
  • Vascularization
  • Formation of new connective tissue
  • Granulation
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Contraction
  • Epithelialization
  • Scar formation
  • Remodeling
  • Time course of wound healing
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
07/20/2020

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours

Activity Availability

Available: 
07/20/2017
Expires: 
07/20/2020
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