Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3009005 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動物環境生理学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Environmental Animal Physiology
ブンゴ タカシ,カワカミ シンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-4:ABS C314
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction O : Others
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students Animal Science Program (third grade student)
Keywords environment, homeostasis, thermoregulation, brain function, behavior 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Animal Science
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of living molecules or individual-level phenomena that relate to livestock production.
・Knowledge and understanding on animal production mechanisms and relations among animals, human society? And natural environment in fields
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・With regard to certain phenomena related animal production, to be able define one's target and summalize one's ideas about it and make a logical presentation by orally and in writings and answering the questions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The main objective is to learn the fundamental concept of the environment control in animal production. Students learn animal physiology (e.g., thermoregulation, stress) from the viewpoint of brain function. 
Class Schedule External and internal environments in animals (1)
External and internal environments in animals (2)
Homeostasis and stress
Thermal environment
Thermoregulation and physiological response (1)
Thermoregulation and physiological response (2)
Thermoregulation and physiological response (3)
Brain structure and nervous system
Brain function and appetite (1)
Brain function and appetite (2)
Brain function and body temperature
Brain function and nutrition
Brain function and stress (1)
Brain function and stress (2)
Brain function and emotion 
Environmental Physiology of Animals (Blackwell Science) 
PC or AV used in
-Power point
-prints, visual print,  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reading of the reference book 
Grading Method short test after each lecture and final exam 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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