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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Program of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lecture Code I7087001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 薬学英語
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Practical English for Pharmaceutical Students
ラフマン モハメド モシウル,オザワ コウイチロウ
Campus Kasumi Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Thur1-4:霞R202講義室
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lecture, discussion, and group work.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Pharmaceutical Sciences
Eligible Students Basic English ability is accepted (no standard test scores are requested)
Keywords SDG3, Health Care, Diseases, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences 
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)
Pharmaceutical Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Improving English comprehension to acquire capacity of medical or chemical English.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills of communication with medical teams relating to medication. ● quality ③④

Medicinal Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Improving English comprehension to acquire capacity of chemical English
(Abilities and Skills)
・Being able to read English chemical papers and discuss them. (application) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
By the end of this class the students will be able to:
1. Describe the essentials of pharmaceutical sciences, importance of pharmacology and steps of drug development.
2. Outline the global development goals and strategies of health care services.
3. Identify the importance of medicine routes, forms, doses and frequencies and explain about the medicine side effects.
4. Develop the strategies and methods of communication skills for pharmacists.
5. Continue the practice of English communication.
Class Schedule lesson1
Introduction and Discussing Time Schedule
Basics of Health Care and SDGs
Communication with Patients and Checking Information
Human Organ Systems
The Main Body Parts and Joints
Basic Epidemiology and Types of Diseases
Emerging & Reemerging Health Threats
Essentials of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology and Drug Development
Food and Drug Safety
Medicine Routes, Forms, Doses and Frequency
Medicine Side Effects and Communications
Environment, Climate and Health
Communication Skills for Health Professionals

A test will be held on the last day of this semester

Special arrangement will be ensured depending on the type and level of disability  
1. The Ultimate Reading Mannual for Scientific English featuring Nobel Prize-Wining Papers: Ultimate Reading. Author: Written by Saito Kyoichi, シリーズ名 理系たまごシリーズ ; 5.
2. Gordis Epidemiology (6th ed.), 2013. Authors: David Celentano, Moyses Szklo.
3. Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions, 2013. Authors: Peter Muennig, Celina Su.
4. Relevant journals and articles.
5. Session handouts are available before/during class time. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC, Slide, Handouts 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are requested to check the related website and handouts before class. Students are also advised to speak out proactively in class. 
Requirements Basic English communication 
Grading Method Attitude and discussion (40), Report (30), Test (Speaking) (30) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Instructors have practical experience in health, public health, and pharmaceutical science and they will provide lectures based on knowledge and evidence. 
Message Practical English communication is essential to understand the global trend around the world. Students are encouraged to study and do more practice to improve the communication skill. 
Other Course details will be announced during the 1st session. 
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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