Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K6433020 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生体電気工学
Subject Name
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Bioelectrical Engineering
ツジ トシオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds3-4,Thur3-4:ENG 102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 11 : Electrical, Systems, and Control Engineering
Eligible Students For third-year undergraduate students
Keywords Biological systems, bioelectric property, cybernetics, sensory system, central nervous system, motor control system, human-machine system, electronic prosthetic arm, medical and electronic engineering, neuro computer, human error, mechatronics, electric information transmission and processing, electrochemical transmission 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
In this course, students will learn more and develop further understanding about electrical and electronic engineering using what the students have learned in the fundamental subjects. 
Criterion referenced
Program of Electrical,Systems and Information Engineering
(Abilities and Skills)
・Concepts, knowledge and methods which are the basis for studies related to electrical, systems, and information engineering.

Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to apply basic concepts, knowledge, and methods of electronics engineering to concrete/technical problems. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this class is to understand electrical and control aspects of biological systems, especially, sensory, information processing and motor control properties of humans are focused on in this course.
Students should be able to understand bioelectrical engineering as well as human factors engineering. 
Class Schedule lesson 1: Introduction
lesson 2: Measurement and application of bioelectric signals
lesson 3: Human body as an electrical control system
lesson 4: Properties of sensory system and modeling (1): visual sense
lesson 5: Properties of sensory system and modeling (2): auditory sense
lesson 6: Properties of cetral nervous system and modeling (1): brainstem-spinal cord system and cerebral limbic system
lesson 7: Properties of cetral nervous system and modeling (2): neocortical system
lesson 8: Properties of motor control system and modeling (1): structure of motor control system
lesson 9: Properties of motor control system and modeling (2): spinal reflex system and musculoskeletal system
lesson 10: Substitution for motor functions
lesson 11: Substitution for brain functions (1): neuron model and neural network
lesson 12: Substitution for brain functions (2): cerebellar perceptron model and neural network
lesson 13: Brain function and human error
lesson 14: Medical application of bioelectrical engineering
lesson 15: Development of next-generation vehicles based on bioelectrical engineering

Four mini-exams will be given, and the term-end exam will be held. Also, students are required to submit a report. 
The materials are instructed at the first lecture. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, handouts, and visual materials 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Enough preparation and review of each class is necessary because many contents are taught in each class. 
Grading Method Up to 75 points for the term-end examination and weekly class attendance.
Up to 25 points for the mini exams and the report.
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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