Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AGA07001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 脳科学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Brain Science
コバヤシ ユウキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri1-4:IAS K307
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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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 neuron, synapse, signaling, receptor, mood disorder, Schizophrenia 
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)
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.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this class is to study a various kind of signaling pathway in some behavior and mental illeness. 
Class Schedule 1. Guidance
2. The structure of the nervous system
3-6. Synaptic transmission and Neurotransmitter systems
7.Midterm examination
8-9. Memory systems
10-11. Brain mechanisms and Emotion
12-14. Mental illness (Depression, Schizophrenia)

Lecture notes are provided each time. 
PC or AV used in
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Please note that each delivered lecture has a viewing period.
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
If you cannot understand a part of class (even a sort of basic technical concept), do not hesitate to ask the lecturer. 
Grading Method Homework check and assignments are used for grading.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Do not fall in asleep during lectures. 
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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