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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1501010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 解剖学
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Gross Anatomy
テラヤマ リュウジ,ウチベ ケンタ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds1-4:DEN Lecture Rm 1
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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) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Dental Sciences
Eligible Students 1st year
Keywords SDG_03, Anatomy, Oral Anatomy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
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within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
For the dentist, the anatomical knowledge not only about the mouth and related region but also for the fundamental structures of a human whole body is essential, in order to plan the restoration, maintenance, and improvement of health of the whole body. So, this lecture is very important in the dentistry program.
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge regarding basic and clinical dental medicine
・Knowledge of life sciences
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Rich humanity, understanding of professional responsibilities of a dentist, and general capabilities including basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required for putting such responsibilities into practice 
Class Objectives
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Anatomy is the study of the structure of human body that can be divides into several systems.  This lecture aims to understand fundamental structures of skeletal system (bone, ligament and joint), muscular system, circulating system, and central and peripheral nervous system.  In addition, we study the bone of the whole body as well as precise structure of head and neck region.
Embryology is the study of the various changes which take place during the growth from the egg to the adult condition. This lecture aims to understand the outline of embryogenesis and oral-maxillofacial development.
Class Schedule lesson1 Introduction to Anatomy
lesson2 Locomotor system 1 (Osteology & Myology)
lesson3 Locomotor system 2 (Osteology & Myology)
lesson4 Locomotor system 3 (Osteology & Myology)
lesson5 Cardiovascular system
lesson6 Respiratory system
lesson7 Neuroanatomy 1
lesson8 Neuroanatomy 2
lesson9 Neuroanatomy 3
lesson10 Digestive system
lesson11 Urinary system, Reproductive system, Endocrine system
lesson12 Head and neck topography 1
lesson13 Head and neck topography 2
lesson14 Head and neck topography 3

15 Final examination 
Gray’s Anatomy, 39th Ed., S. Standing, Elsevier.
Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th ed., F.H.Netter, Saunders 
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The aim of to learn anatomy is to understand three dimensional structure and relationship of various structures such as bone, blood vessels and nerves in human body.  Note taht the knowledge to have learned by this lesson is required in order to study the Practice of Anatomy which is opened in 3rd and 4th semesters. 
Requirements Note that if you do not attend 2/3 of all lectures you will not be able to take the final exam. 
Grading Method Final examination with the assignments. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Faculties who were involved in the Anatomy class and practice will be in charge. 
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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