Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3026006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動物生産学特論II
Subject Name
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Animal Pharmacology II
マエダ ケン,ツヅキ マサオキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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I make extensive use of the LCD projector and will distribute printouts when necessary. 
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Livestock infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, viruses, bacteria, prevention 
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 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Various infectious diseases, such as acute infectious diseases, lead to extensive livestock damage, the gradual spread of chronic infectious diseases that lower production efficiency, and common animal and human infectious diseases that cause problems for animals and humans. Various microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, are the cause of these diseases. In this lecture, we will discuss the ecology and various properties of pathogenic microorganisms and outline methods of prevention.

Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction and recent topics in zoonotic infections
Outline topics related to infections and provide an explanation of this class

lesson2 Properties of bacteria and their related diseases
Discuss the main characteristics of bacteria and outline diseases caused by them

Lesson 3: Properties of viruses and their diseases
Discuss the main characteristics of viruses and outline diseases caused by them

lesson4  Transmission of infection
Transmission countermeasures comprise a way to prevent infectious diseases. The transmission of infections will be discussed.

lesson5  Countermeasures to infection
The basic countermeasure against infection is to find the abnormality early and respond quickly. Countermeasures to infection will be discussed.

lesson6  Infectious diseases as defined by the Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control
The Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control provides definitions of various infectious diseases,
including domestic animal infectious diseases and notifiable infectious diseases. These will be discussed.

lesson7 Overseas malignant infectious diseases
Although there is little opportunity to come across these, given that they do not exist domestically, we will outline the significant damage of malignant infectious diseases if encountered.
lesson8 Emerging infectious diseases
In recent years, a number of emerging infectious disease have been observed, many of which are from animals. We will outline sample emerging infectious diseases.
Veterinary Infectious Diseases Color Atlas (2nd ed.). Takeshi Mikami, Editor-in-chief. Buneido Publishing.
Veterinary Microbiology (2nd ed.). Takeshi Mikami, Editor-in chief. Buneido Publishing.
PC or AV used in
Extensive use of the LCD projector  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Cultivate an interest in infectious diseases discussed in newspapers and in the news; voluntarily research why these infections pose problems. It is advisable to study the human diseases that you have had so far. Similar diseases will increase your understanding, as animals also have them. Lastly, rather than memorizing the items learned in class, understand their applicability in implementing countermeasures against infectious diseases to humans and animals by reviewing the characteristics of each pathogen. 
Grading Method Report (80%), class participation (20%) 
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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