Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3018008 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 動物生産学実験I
Subject Name
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Laboratory and Field Works in Animal Production I
ウメハラ タカシ,ヨネザワ タカヒロ,ナカムラ ヨシアキ,ニイ タカヒロ,イソベ ナオキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
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Laboratory work, dissection, and use of chemicals. 
Credits 1.0 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 Japanese quail, chicken, mouse, cattle, sex organs, sperm, ova, embryos, anatomy, microscopy, and genetics. 
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

(Abilities and Skills)
・Basic experimentation abilities and skills required for acquiring expertise

・Ability for basic biological analysis and evaluation regarding production function of animals and plants in levels of molecule, cell, and individual organism
(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 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Understanding the development, reproduction, anatomy and genetics in mammals and birds. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Observation of quail embryos I.
lesson2: Observation of quail embryos II.
lesson3: Mode of inheritance of plumage color in quail.
lesson4: Evolution of genes I: Simulation of gene evolution using dice.
lesson5: Evolution of genes II: Phylogenetic analysis using nucleotide sequences.
lesson6: Observation of the sex organs.
lesson7: Evaluation of the sexual cycle by vaginal smear method.
lesson8: Changes in reproductive organs associated with the sexual cycle.
lesson9: Collection of sperm and its morphology.

lesson10: Collection of ova and its morphology.
lesson11: The anatomy of the chicken.
lesson12: The anatomy of the cattle I.
lesson13: The anatomy of the cattle II.
lesson14: The histology (HE and PAS staining)
lesson15: The microscopy of the abomasum and liver.

Each professor assign report. 
Collect information by reading various texts of the development, anatomy and genetics of animals. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Use handouts and video as required.  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Prepare each class using the texts of the related research fields. Review each class by checking the contents of each class. Don't hesitate to tell us if you have any questions. 
Grading Method Since this course is a practical training, the students will be evaluated on their efforts in each practical training (60 %). In addition, the assignments made by each instructor will also be evaluated (40 %). 
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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