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

  • Forms of wound healing
  • Regeneration versus repair
  • Physiology of wound healing
  • Vascular response
  • Blood coagulation
  • Inflammation
  • Formation of new tissue
  • Granulation
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Contraction
  • Scar formation
  • Epithelialization
  • Remodeling
  • Time course of wound healing
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
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Registration temporarily closed

This course is being updated. We will open enrollment back up in late February 2021.