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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L0023007 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 公衆衛生学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Public Health
シマモト タダシ,ナカヤマ タツヤ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds9-10,Fri9-10:ABS C201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Mainly lecture 
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) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Health Statistics, epidemiology, environment and pollution, infectious diseases, lifestyle-related diseases, occupational health, adult health, mental health and welfare 
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)
Integrative Hydrospheric Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for studying the expertise

Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Ability for comprehensive and crossdisciplinary thinking and knowledge / understandings required to see a phenomena from a broad, top-down perspective and to take action for solving problems regarding the specialized area.
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise

・Knowledge and understanding regarding the mechanism of animal and plant production in fields and relation between animals and the human society and natural environment.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to identify issues that he/she should pursue for a specific phenomenon related to animal and plant production, organize his/her own opinion, logically publish them orally and/or in writing, and discuss the topic

Food Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise

Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise

Applied Biological Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Basic knowledge and understanding required for acquiring expertise 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The purpose of public health is to remove the factors that inhibit human life and health in collaboration with the efforts of an organized society. Thus, the range of public health studies spans a wide variety of fields, starting with food toxins, and includes lifestyle-related diseases, environmental issues, pollution, and healthcare systems. Specifically, students will learn the foundations of public health studies and grasp the overall concept of public health. 
Class Schedule lesson1  Introduction to public health
lesson2  Health and environment, epidemiological method
lesson3  Health index
lesson4  Infectious diseases
lesson5  Food health and nutrition
lesson6  Conservation of living environment
lesson7  Medical system
lesson8  Community health activities
lesson9  Maternal and child health
lesson10 School health
lesson11 Lyfestyle-related diseases, intractable diseases
lesson12 Health education and health promotion
lesson13 Mental health welfare
lesson14 Occupational health
lesson15 Future public health

Final exam (60 points), assignments/quizzes (40 points)

Textbook is necessary (Japanese)
PC or AV used in
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
The 15 lectures will accommodate as much content as allowed by time. However, it is impossible to explain such a wide range of content within the class time, so please study on your own using the text as well as other reference books. It is important to reinforce the knowledge gained in this course. It is important for students to deepen their understanding and interpretation of information through independent and comprehensive study for the regular test. 
Grading Method Final exam (60 points), assignments/quizzes (40 points) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Public Health is becoming the foundation of the Health, Labour and Welfare Administration and Policy, and there are many laws and regulations involved in the content being taught. The range of public health is extremely wide, and there is a sense of “anything goes.” However, all matters discussed relate to the life and health of the people (public). The vast knowledge gained here includes matters that will be useful in living your own life in a healthier manner, not simply matters in the field of food sanitation.   
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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