Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L2004004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 病理学
Subject Name
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オキナカ ヤスシ,ホリウチ ヒロユキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:ABS C201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
(It changes with the situation of COVID19 and a teacher.) 
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 学部学生
Keywords Pathogenic microorganisms, co-evolution, viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, classification and identification methods, disease resistance, breeding, biological defense, immunity, inflammation, tumors, infectious diseases, drug development 
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)
Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding organic molecule, cell, individual organism, and population 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
First, the basics of pathogenic microorganisms and the concept of disease will be explained. This will be followed by a discussion of pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens of various hosts, including humans, fish, and plants, as well as disease topics. Methods of disease control will be outlined, and time will be devoted to breeding for disease resistance, which is one means of disease control. The latter five classes will focus on host defense, especially immunity. Finally, the development of pharmaceuticals directly related to industry will be introduced.

1st to 10th lessons: Yasushi Okinaka (Fish Pathology, okinaka@, A506, Tel. 7978)
11th-15th lessons: Hiroyuki Horiuchi (Immunobiology, hhori10@, B313, Tel. 7970)
Class Schedule lesson1, Birth and coevolution of pathogenic microorganisms.
lesson2, Identity and causes of diseases.
lesson3, Classification and identification of pathogenic microorganisms (viruses).
lesson4, Basics of new coronaviruses and disease control.
lesson5, Classification and identification of pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria).
lesson6, Bacteria used in biological weapons (anthrax, botulinum).
lesson7, Overview and topics of fish and shellfish diseases.
lesson8, Overview and topics of plant diseases.
lesson9, Breeding for disease resistance.
lesson10, Summary 1 (examination 1).
lesson11, Biodefense of microorganisms and plants.
lesson12, Infectious diseases / inflammation and immunity.
lesson13, Tumor and immunity.
lesson14, Development of diagnostic agents and pharmaceuticals.
lesson15, Summary 2 (examination 2). 
Materials related to the lectures will be distributed. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) (It changes with the situation of COVID19 and a teacher.) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Based on the key words you learn in class, please take the initiative to study further. This is what learning at university is all about. 
Requirements The class assumes that students have a basic knowledge of biology. 
Grading Method Class work (20%), Exam (80%) 
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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