Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Dentistry Program of Dentistry
Lecture Code J1505040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 口腔微生物学・免疫学実習
Subject Name
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Basic Technique for Microbiology and Immunology
コマツザワ ヒトシ,ナカガワ イチロ,タカハシ イチロウ,レ グエン トラ ミ,トビウメ ケイ,マツオ ミキ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Weds1-4:DEN Training Rm 1, (2T) Weds5-8:DEN Training Rm 1
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, Practice, Experiment, Presentation
IDC students (when not come to Japan): on demand  
Credits 1.0 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
Keywords [Bacteriology]
oral bacteria, dental caries, periodontitis, antibacterial agents, Bacterial staining method, pathogenic bacteria
[Mucosal Immunology]
innnate and adaptive immunity, mucosal immunity, lymphoid organs, thymus, spleen, Peyer's patch, lymphocytes, macrophage, flow cytometry 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
During lectures and practical training on this class, you can learn the details of research, such as infectious disease, drug resistance, host defense in our body and indigenous microbial flora, using experimental techniques required for infectious diseases. You can also learn basics regarding infectious diseases and host immune responses. Furthermore, participants learn basic research techniques, such as aseptic procedure, screenings of oral microorganisms, drug sensitivity tests, and common immunological methods for the analysis of the gut associated lymphoid tissues.  
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge regarding basic and clinical dental medicine
・Knowledge of life sciences
(Abilities and Skills)
・Basic skills required for conducting experiments and presentations
(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
① Understand the kinds and characteristics of oral bacteria
② Understand the antibacterial agents
③ Learn about aseptic operations
④ Learn about bacterial cultureing and staining methods
⑤ Understand oral infectious diseases and its relation with systemic diseases
[Mucosal Immunology]
① Deepening the understanding of the innate and adaptive immune cells, and tissues.
② Learn basic experimental procedures for immunology.
③ Learn to practically handle experiment equipment that is vital to immunological research.
Class Schedule Lecture 1 [Bacteriology:Lecture], April 10 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  Introduction
Lecture 2 [Bacteriology:Lecture], April 17 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  
Lecture 3 [Bacteriology:Lecture], April 24 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  
Lecture 4 [Bacteriology:practice], May 8 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  
Lecture 5 [Bacteriology:practice], May 15 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  
                    (10.25-Special lecture)
Lecture 6 [Bacteriology:practice], May 22 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  
Lecture 7 [Bacteriology:practice], May 29 (Wed), 8:45-12:00  
Lecture 8 [Bacteriology:practice], June 12 (Wed), 12:50-16:05
                                           (10.25-Special lecture)
Lecture 9 [Bacteriology:practice], June 19 (Wed), 12:50-16:05
Lecture 10 [Bacteriology:practice], June 26 (Wed), 12:50-16:05

Lecture 11 [Immunology: introduction], July 3 (Wed), 13:00-17:00
Lecture 12 [Immunology: practice], July 10 (Wed), 13:00-17:00
Lecture 13 [Immunology: practice], July 17 (Wed), 13:00-17:00
Lecture 14 [Immunology: review], July 24 (Wed), 13:00-17:00

In terms of practice 12/13, you will have either one. You will have an announcement which day you will have.
Special lectures are subject to change. 
Oral Microbiology and Immunology (ASM press)
Janeway's Immunobiology, 10th edition, Garland Science 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) hand-out, movie streaming etc. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Preparation and understanding before the laboratory practices is absolutely required for your efficient performance. 
Requirements You have to have gotten credit regarding immunology for registration of this class.  If you are late or absent from class, tell your teacher by phone, e-mail, etc. You might fail to get credits if you are absent without permission. Bring and wear your white coat. Follow teacher's instructions.  
Grading Method [Bacteriology] reports (10%), examination (90%), and your attitude.
[Immunology] reports (40%) and practice performance (60%)  
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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