Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Special Course of Special Needs Education
Lecture Code YT10020 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 大脳生理・病理概論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction to Physiology and Pathology of the Brain
タカノ ミユキ,カワイ ノリムネ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture oriented
Non-face-to-face (Teams will be used. Download all of these apps on your personal computer and obtain your personal account (if required by the apps) prior to the first meeting.) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students For students majoring in Speical Needs Education with a focus on Education for Intellectual Disabilities
Keywords Anatomy, physiology, neural mechanisms, mechanisms of disease, disorders of the brain, the use of medical knowledge for special needs education 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
After learning Phsiology including mechanisms of brain and nerves, generation, and delivery, white an essay about harmful effects relate to sensory organs, impairment of motor function, and emotions in childhood. In addtion, explain disorders found in stage of develompent, embryonal period, and perinatal period from phsyological  pathological perspectives. Also, display recent findings of parenatal diagnosis and various deseases. Through these, offer basic knowledge required to be a teacher of speacial needs education. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1:
Anatomy and physiology (1) 
(Brain, blood vessels, cerebrospinal fluid)
Lesson 2:Anatomy and physiology 2 
Histology (neurotransmitter and neuronal network structure)
Lesson 3: Anatomy and physiology 3 physiology (movement, perception, emotion, mechanisms of higher-order function)
Lesson 4: Mechanisms of occurence (gametes, blastocyst, embryo, fetus, childbirth)
Lesson 5: Mechanisms of the central nervous system and its disorders 1
Visual disorders and neural mechanism of vision
Lesson 6: Mechanisms of the central nervous system and its disorders 2 
Hearing disorders and neural mechanisms of hearing
Lesson 7: Basics of heredity
And inborn errors of metabolism
Lesson 8: Basis of chromosomal abnormalities and prenatal diagnosis
Lesson 9: Disorders found in nascent, fetal, and the perinatal period
Lesson 10: Educational support and intellectual disabilities.
Typical diseases and support
Lesson 11:: Educational support and intellectual disabilities.
Movement disorders that accompany physical disabilities; medical care
Lesson 12: diseases affecting people with poor health; support
Lesson 13: Developmental disabilities and support 1 Brain function and early detection
Lesson 14: Developmental disabilities and support 2 Discussion of support at school
Lesson 15:Summary of lecture

Report assignment 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Distributed materials and visual materials (Video/PC/other visual materials) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preparation and review will be needed because the lecture includes madical contents.
Ask questions at the beginning of each lecture in order to clarify any questions 
Grading Method Report Assignment (basic knowledge required to engage in special needs education, such as the physiologicy and pathology of the cerebrum, causes of disorders.) Class participation will also be considered. 
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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