Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life (Master's Course) Division of Integrated Sciences for Life Program of Mathematical and Life Sciences
Lecture Code WG146051 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生命理学特別演習A
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Exercises in Life Science A
ヤマモト タカシ,ナカツボ ケイコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Inte:Faculty Office
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
(More Details)
Discussion, presentation, experiments.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Basic Biology
Eligible Students
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this seminar is to conduct practical exercises to have research activities with expertise and originality concerning the research theme selected in relation to life science. Especially, this seminar focuses on flexible introduction or development of different field research with emphasis on expertise, without regard to existing research methods. Specifically, Students will acquire the abilities to collect informations, create and modify research plan, utilize scientific instruments, analyze data and communicate and present with different field researchers, which are necessary for research activities. 
Class Schedule 1: Guidance
2: Practical use of scientific instruments: basic principle and measurement object
3: practical use of scientific instruments: requirement and procedure
4: Research plan 1: motivation setting and validity
5: Research plan 2: design of experimental system to achieve purpose
6: Research plan 3: verification of experimental system and assumption of expected results
7: Information collection 1: survey of related research articles and its arrangement
8: Information collection 2: investigation of recent trends and introduction to the theme
9: Information collection 3: clarification of difference between related research and the theme, and pursuit of originality
10: Data analysis 1: understanding the principle and problems of method
11: Data analysis 2: selection of method suitable for purpose
12: Communication with different field researchers: how to communicate in their specialty fields
13: Presentation: exhibition of graphs and extraction of necessary information
14: Discussion on how to write a summary and how to convey points
15: Conclusion, advice to apply to each research theme 
Books, research papers and reviews of each theme related to life sciences 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, research equipments 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Research papers related to the theme should be read carefully, and the obtained knowledge will be utilized for your research study.
Grading Method Your evaluation will be comprehensively judged with preparation and contents of presentation (75%) and final report (25%).
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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