Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1505030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 口腔機能学基礎実習
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Laboratory of Oral Function Sciences-Biochemistry,Physiology,Pharmacology-
スギタ マコト,シュクナミ チサ,アゴウ ユキオ,キタガワ ミチノリ,ヒグチ シンノスケ,サカヨリ ノブユキ,ハヤシ イクエ,フジモト カツミ,アサノ サトシ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Thur5-8,Fri5-8:DEN Training Rm 1
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Laboratory, Discussion, Presentation by students, Use of chemicals 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students 3rd
Keywords Biochemistry
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge of basic behavior of a dentist.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Communication ability as a dentist. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this laboratory course, students carry out experiments about the physiological functions of the oral cavity and the whole body, the bioactive properties of proteins and small molecules, and the actions of drugs using laboratory animals in vivo, extracted organs, purified enzymes, and genes. Students learn experimental procedures and evaluation methods for experimental data. Textbooks and/or supplemental materials helpful for detailed understanding of experimental design are handed out before each laboratory practice. 
Class Schedule Physiology:
1 Introduction and Explanation (Sugita, Kitagawa, Sakayori)
2,3,4 Physiology Laboratory 1 for A-E (Sugita, Kitagawa, Sakayori)
5 Examination (Sugita, Kitagawa, Sakayori)
6,7,8,9 Physiology Laboratory 2 for F and G (Sugita, Kitagawa, Sakayori)
10 Presentation of Laboratory 2 (Sugita, Kitagawa, Sakayori)
<Themes of Experiment and Practice>
A. Experiments on Electrocardiogram and Blood Pressure Measurement with Exercise
B. Measurements of Taste Threshold
C. Experiments on Tooth Topognosis
D. Experiments on Electromyogram
E. Experiments on Temperature Sensation
F. Measurements and Analyses of the Patterns of Mastication and Swallowing
G. Experiments on Bitter Taste Sensitivity and Genetic Polymorphism
H. Oral Presentation

11 Introduction and Explanation (Shukunami, Fujimoto, Hayashi)
12,13,14 Biochemistry Laboratory 1 (Shukunami, Fujimoto, Hayashi)
15,16,17 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 (Shukunami, Fujimoto, Hayashi)
18,19 Presentation (Shukunami, Fujimoto, Hayashi)
20 Examination (Shukunami, Fujimoto, Hayashi)
<Themes of Experiment and Practice>
A. Enzyme kinetics of alkaline phosphatase
B. Determination of protein concentration by the biuret method
C. SNP analysis of the ALDH2 gene
D. Oral Presentation

21 Introduction and Explanation (Ago, Asano)
22,23 Pharmacology Laboratory 1 (Ago, Asano)
24,25 Pharmacology Laboratory 2 (Ago, Asano)
26,27 Pharmacology Laboratory 3 (Ago, Asano)
28,29 Presentation (Ago, Asano)
30 Examination (Ago, Asano)
<Themes of Experiment and Practice>
A. Pain Relief Effects of NSAIDs
B. Pain Relief Effects of Morphine
C. Drug-Induced Contraction of Guinea-pig Ileum
D. Effects of Drugs on the Central Nervous System
E. Effects of Muscle Relaxant
F. Pain Relief Effects of Local Anesthetics
G. Oral Presentation

Students can use the textbooks prepared by laboratories. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbooks, Handouts, Audio and Video teaching resources  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Textbooks and/or supplemental materials helpful for detailed understanding of experimental design are handed out before each laboratory practice. 
Requirements Students are not allowed to be absent from classes.
There are no supplementary classes for the student who is absent.
The student who is absent without notice may fail to earn the credit.
Grading Method Each student's achievement is assessed totally by attendance, relative performance in practice, experimental report submitted, presentation, and examination.
Each laboratory (Biochemistry, Physiology, or Pharmacology) evaluates students separately. Students must get passing marks in all the three laboratory classes to get the credit. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Understanding of physiological functions of the oral cavity through laboratory classes. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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