Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3003004 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 生殖生物学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Reproductive Biology
シマダ マサユキ,ウメハラ タカシ,ナカムラ ヨシアキ,ニシボリ マサヒデ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon1-4:ABS C201
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
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 Gamete, Fertilization, Pregnancy, Assisted Reproductive Technology, genome breeding, Heredity 
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)
Applied Animal and Plant Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding natural phenomena related to animal and plant production in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism and production environment that supports the phenomena

・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

Molecular Agro-Life Science Program
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding regarding organic molecule, cell, individual organism, and population 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
To learn basic reproductive biology and heredity for understanding assisted reproductive technology and genome breeding 
Class Schedule lesson 1: reproductive organs and their endocrine network (Shimada)
lesson 2: steroid hormone (Shimada)
lesson 3: primordial germ cell (Nakamura)
lesson 4: spermatogonia stem cell (Nakamura)
lesson 5: testis and spermatogenesis(Umehara)
lesson 6: sperm and sperm motility (Umehara)
lesson 7: fertilization (Umehara)
lesson 8: artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization (Umehara)
lesson 9: ovary and follicular development (Shimada)
lesson 10: oocyte meiotic maturation and ovulation (Shimada)
lesson 11:  early embryo development and implantation (Shimada)
lesson 12: assisted reproductive technology (Shimada)
lesson 13: Meiosis and heredity (Nishibori)
lesson 14:  Mitochondrial inheritance (Nishibori)
lesson 15: transgenic mice, knockin and knockout mice and genome editing mice (Shimada)

lesson 16: examination 
Text and handout will be distributed in the class. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC and projectore will be used. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Follow the instruction of each lecturer. 
Grading Method Midterm examination 50%, Final 50%

90-100% Excellent (S)
80-90 Very Good (A)
70-80 Good (B)
60-70 Fair (C)
< 60 Fail (D) 
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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