Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 11017001 Subject Classification Peace Science Courses
Subject Name 医学からみた戦争と平和
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War and Peace from the Viewpoint of Medicine
マツウラ シンヤ,ヨシナガ シンジ,ヤスダ ヒロシ,ドヒ ヒロオ,コダマ カズノリ,カマダ ナナオ,シガ ケンジ,マエダ リョウ,コダマ ミツオ,クボタ アキコ,ヒロハシ ノブユキ,タシロ サトシ,イナバ トシヤ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:HSC Rm 203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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(Lecture(Main) & Discussion) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students  
Keywords Peace, War, Hiroshima,  Mass destruction weapons, Atomic-bomb, Victims, Poison gas, Poison gas injurers, Medicine, Health damage, international contributions 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Weapons of mass destruction used in war such as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, so called NBC weapons, could cause many fatalities and injuries among innocent civilians and what is more they could suffer from long lasting health hazard.
In our time, there could actually be possibility that the downsized NBC weapons are used by terrorist act.  This lecture will outline big picture of health hazard caused by mass destruction weapons on scientific ground, taking up actual cases of human damage suffered from Hiroshima Atomic bomb and Okuno-shima poison gas, and shed light on the outrange against humanity of these weapons use from viewpoint of medicine.  Peacekeeping activities by two organizations, the Nobel Peace Prize awarded IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) and HICARE (Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed) are operating mainly in Hiroshima.  This lecture will introduce their works and indicate the purpose and meaning of peacekeeping activities.  This lecture’s objective is to deepen your consideration about purpose and meaning of peace which is pursued by Hiroshima survivors through 15 distinctive classes with the above contents. 
Class Schedule lesson1  Microcephaly in the individuals prenatally exposed to the atomic bombs  Shinya Matsuura
lesson2  Testimony of Hiroshima A-bomb survivor  Mitsuo Kodama
lesson3  Present state of aged Atomic Bomb survivors and their role to the world peace  Nanao Kamada
lesson4  Health care for A-bomb survivors and its perspective  Ryo Maeda
lesson5  Past and future challenges for the A-bomb survivors support Kenji Shiga
lesson6  Repair of DNA damages induced by ionizing irradiation  Satoshi Tashiro
lesson7  Medical history in Hiroshima: YOSHIMASU Todo's spirit, experience of Atomic Bomb  Akiko Kubota
lesson8  The Military Medicine and Life in Hiroshima during the Russo-Japanese War Toshikuni Nakagawa
lesson9  Review of health issues in atomic bomb survivors  Kodama Kazunori
lesson10  Nuclear emergency medicine and role of Hiroshima  Nobuyuki Hirohashi
lesson11  Assessment of the health effects of nuclear testing and accidents by United Nations  Hiroshi Yasuda
lesson12  20 years results of Hiroshima International Council For Health Care of The Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) and Hibakusha living outside of Japan  Hiroo Dohi
lesson13  Leukemia and cancer among atomic bomb survivors  Toshiya Inaba
lesson14  What have physicians performed in Hiroshima? : after dropping of the atomic-bomb Masaya Yamauchi
lesson15  Research on radiation effects and radiation protection - How are the research findings on atomic survivors utilized Shinji Yoshinaga

1) Writing lecture report  2) Writing report about your visit to Peace monuments  3) No examination

It is recommended to attend a whole lecture of 15 classes.  This lecture features independent 15 classes by 13 lecturers including extramural lecturers.   You can take distinctive classes by distinctive lecturers.  And this lecture is designed for you to accomplish its above class objectives by a whole of 15 classes.  
It is recommended to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum because health issues in atomic bomb survivors will be addressed in this lecture frequently. 
Effects of A-bomb Radiation on the Human Body 1992, Editor : HICARE, Bunkodo
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PC, Power point 
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Preparation and
In general, literatures about health damage caused by mass destruction weapons such as Atomic bomb and poison gas are limited, so we have only fragmented information.  In this lecture, you can be provided the valuable information by an explanation and illustration which is based on scientific evidence.  First and foremost, it is recommended that you attend classes and study in the classes, then read text/reference books by yourself and deepen your knowledge furthermore.  
Grading Method - Evaluate report and attendance rate comprehensively
Criteria: Lecture report 30%, Report about your visit to Peace monuments 30%、Attendance rate 40% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message You are expected to understand the health damage caused by mass destruction weapons such as Atomic bomb and poison gas on scientific grounds, and then, understand that these weapons use is inhumane act, and deepen your consideration about the meaning of peace as a student who studies in Hiroshima. 
Other The report on peace-related monuments and videos is an essential assignment. When you fail to submit the report, the credit will not be given.
【The deadline of the report】
The 2nd term course--> July 7th
The 3rd term course--> October 21st
The 4th term course--> December 21st
Night program course--> according to the direction of the teachers
See the link below for further details.
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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