Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Applied Biological Science
Lecture Code L3026006 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 応用動植物科学特論III
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Topics in Applied Animal and Plant Science III
シノヅカ ヤスノリ,スギノ トシヒサ,イソベ ナオキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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I make extensive use of the LCD projector and will distribute printouts when necessary. 
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 Livestock infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, viruses, bacteria, prevention 
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. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Infections of pathogenic microorganisms have a direct threat to the health of animals (including humans), but infections in livestock can also cause indirect health problems in humans through milk, meat, and other livestock products. This lecture will outline what infectious diseases are present in livestock and how they protect the health of animals (including humans).

Class Schedule lesson1 General Introduction, Changes in Control of Infectious Diseases in Livestock
Explain what infectious diseases are. Explanation of how infectious diseases that have been a problem in the past have been solved or are about to be solved
lesson2 Infectious diseases of livestock caused by viruses
Properties of causative microorganisms and diseases will be explained.
Lesson 3: Infectious diseases of livestock caused by bacteria
Explain the characteristics of causative microorganisms and diseases
lesson4  Infectious diseases of domestic animals caused by other microorganisms (mycoplasma, fungi, parasites, etc.)
Explain the characteristics of causative microorganisms and diseases

lesson5  Japanese system to protect livestock from spread of infectious diseases
Explain about malignant infectious diseases in foreign countries and the law for prevention of livestock infectious diseases
lesson6  Japanese system to prevent health hazards originating from livestock products
Explain the system to protect food safety in Japan from the viewpoint of public health

lesson7 Emerging infectious diseases and their relationship with animals
Explain how animals are involved in infectious diseases that are newly recognized and have become a public health problem locally or internationally.
lesson8 Challenges in controlling infectious diseases of livestock
Provide an overview of current issues in the control of infectious diseases in livestock. 
Veterinary Microbiology (2nd ed.). Takeshi Mikami, Editor-in chief. Buneido Publishing.
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(More Details) Extensive use of the LCD projector  
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Suggestions on
Preparation and
Cultivate an interest in infectious diseases discussed in newspapers and in the news; voluntarily research why these infections pose problems. It is advisable to study the human diseases that you have had so far. Similar diseases will increase your understanding, as animals also have them. Lastly, rather than memorizing the items learned in class, understand their applicability in implementing countermeasures against infectious diseases to humans and animals by reviewing the characteristics of each pathogen. 
Grading Method Report (60%), class participation (40%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The lectures will be developed from a perspective based on her experience as a veterinary doctor at NOSAI. 
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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