Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1503030 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 組織学・口腔組織学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Histology and Oral Histology
テラヤマ リュウジ,ウチベ ケンタ,コウノ ショウヘイ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon5-8:DEN Lecture Rm 7
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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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 2nd year
Keywords SDG_03, General Histology & Oral Histology 
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)
・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
/Class Outline
The overall objective of this lecture is help you acquire the knowledge of normal microscopic structures of human body in relation with their functions based on molecular and cellular biology. It is also important to understand what is unique in the structure and function of tooth and its relatives as "calcified tissue." 
Class Schedule #1, Introduction to Histology
#2, General remarks/Epithelial tissue
#3, General remarks/Supporting tissue
#4, General remarks/Muscular tissue
#5, General remarks/Nerve tissue
#6, Specifics/Circulatory system
#7-9, Specifics/Digestive system
#10, Specifics/Immune system, Blood
#11, Specifics/Respiratory, Endocrine system
#12, Specifics/Urinary system
#13, Specifics/Sensory system
#14-16, Specifics/Oral tissue
#15, Examination 
General Histology:
Histology: A Text and Atlas (Histology(Ross)) by Michael H. Ross and Wojciech Pawlina.
Junqueira's Basic Histology: Text and Atlas, 12th Edition by Anthony L. Mescher.
Histology and Cell Biology-An Introduction to Pathology (1st Edition) by PhD Abraham Kierszenbaum MD.
Netter's Essential Histology: with Student Consult Access, 1e (Netter Basic Science) by William K. Ovalle PhD and Patrick C. Nahirney PhD.
Oral Histology:
Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function by Antonio Nanci. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts from slide shows, Virtual slides, 3D human anatomy (Visible Body). 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
This lecture includes not only oral histology but also general histology. To understand the structure and function of multiple organ systems in human body, it needs to organize each content in a logical manner. Please do not emphasize rote learning. 
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 Judged by final exams 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Faculties who were involved in the Anatomy and Histology 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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