Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ00701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 運動制御学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Human Motor Control
フナセ コウゾウ,シンヤ マサヒロ,カトウ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:IAS J303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lectures, discussions, student presentations 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sports Science
Eligible Students First-year student of master course target mainly
Keywords Motor control, brain, reflex control, plasticity, biomechanics, measurement technology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Human body movements are based on the physical complex systems. In the first half, students will learn the brain nervous system that enables skillful movement and neurophysiological research methods available in humans, and advanced research results. In the second half,  students will learn the biomechanical aspects of human movements and basic techniques for measuring and analyzing movements. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1:Guidance, Overview of Human Brain Movement Control System (Funase)
Lesson 2:Research methodology for human brain motor control system (Funase)
Lesson 3:Motor learning and brain plasticity I (Funase)
Lesson 4:Motor learning and brain plasticity II (Funase)
Lesson 5:Section exam 1 (Funase)
Lesson 6:Overview of posture control (Shinya)
Lesson 7:Biomechanical models of posture control ( Shinya )
Lesson 8:Neural mechanism of posture control (Shinya)
Lesson 9:Optimality in posture control (Shinya )
Lesson 10:Section exam 2 (Shimya)
Lesson 11: Joint impedance 1 (Kato)
Lesson 12: Joint impedance 2 (Kato)
Lesson 13: Reaching and writing (Kato)
Lesson 14: Delays underlying the sensorimotor system (Kato)
Lesson 15:Section exam 3 (Kato)
Power Point handout can be downloaded from Bb9, or references will be introduced.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, own PC, projector, video (video / PC / other image materials) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review the lecture contents using materials and notebooks, and try to make sure that they understand simple things (do not skip contents that you do not understand). 
Grading Method Examination (70%), and attitude of participation (30%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message must have own PC 
Other The language used (Japanese, English or a combination of Japanese and English) will be notified in the first class, taking into account the language used by the students. 
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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