Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HK230000 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動物生理学B
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Animal Physiology B
イマムラ タクヤ,モリシタ フミヒロ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues3-4,Fri1-2:SCI E208
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, discussion, presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students Undergraduate students, B3
Keywords Brain and Nervous System, Circulation, Gas Exchange, Respiration, Sensory and Motor Mechanisms, Movemement, Locomotion, Behavioural Biology 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To understand and acquire advanced knowledge on specialties in biology. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This class will focus on the understanding of brain and nervous system, circulation, respiration, gas exchange, sensory and morter mechanism, movement and locomotion, and behavior biology in animal by following each chapter appeared in the text, Biology (edited by Campbell and Reece).  
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Neurobiology (1): Fundamentals of nervous system and neuropeptides
Lesson 2: Fundamentals of Neurobiology (2): Diversity in the structure and function of neuropeptides.
Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Neurobiology (3):  Neural regulation of homeostasis via neuropeptides.
Lesson 4: Sensory and motor mechanism, part A
Lesson 5: Sensory and motor mechanism, part B
Lesson 6: Technological advances in the animal physiology research, part A
Lesson 7: Technological advances in the animal physiology research, part B
Lesson 8: Technological advances in the animal physiology research, part C
Lesson 9: Animal behaviors, part A
Lesson 10: Animal behaviors, part B
Lesson 11: Animal behaviors, part C
Lesson 12: Circulation and respiration, part A
Lesson 13: Circulation and respiration, part B
Lesson 14: Circulation and respiration, part C
Lesson 15: General discussion and concluding remarks

The teacher will ask students reports at the end of each lesson.

Some or all of lessons will be held by an intensive course. Detailed information will be given before the start of the term. 
We use textbook "Biology" from Pearson Education, edited by Campbell and Reece.
We also provide documents when needed to assist your understanding of subjects. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) power point projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Chapters 19,29,40,43,48-50 should be carefully read prior to the class. Uncertainty should be clarified in the class for their own better understanding. 
Grading Method We will evaluate at the propotion of grading; Final paper=60%; Report =20%, Attitude in the class=20%. Grading distribution is; score 90-100%=Excellent(S); score 80-89%=Very good(A); score 70-79%=Good(B); score 60-69%=Fair(C), Below 59%=Fail(D). 
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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