Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHS26001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 筋生理生化学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Physiology and biochemistry of muscle
ワダ マサノブ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:IAS J306
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture and oral presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Muscle fiber・Contraction・Training・Fatigue 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Skeletal muscle is an amazingly complex machine. This class is intended for students who would like to know about the structure and function of muscle, energy for cellular activity, the effects of training and the mechanisms for muscular fatigue. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction
lesson2: Energy for cellular activity
lesson3:  Structure and function of skeletal muscle
lesson4: Selection of subjects
lesson5:  Muscle fibers and their properties 1
lesson6:  Muscle fibers and their properties 2
lesson7: Adaptations to training 1
lesson8: Adaptations to training 2
lesson9: Effects of food on muscle 1
lesson10: Effects of food on muscle 2
lesson11:  Mechanisms for muscular fatigue 1
lesson12: Mechanisms for muscular fatigue 2
lesson13: Muscular damage 1
lesson14: Muscular damage 2
lesson15: Final examination 
Handouts will be provided. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Should refer to the text of exercise physiology (e.g., Astrand P-O and Rodahl K (1986) Textbook of work physiology. McGraw-Hill, Inc.) 
Grading Method Oral presentation, active participation in classes (50%) and final examination (50%) 
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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