Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ00701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 運動制御学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Human Motor Control
シンヤ マサヒロ,カトウ タカシ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds1-4:IAS J303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 27 : Health Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Sports Science
Eligible Students First-year student of master course target mainly
Keywords Motor control、 Biomechanics、 Neuroscience 
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)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this class is to comprehend the complex human motor control systems. The human body is a mechanically complex system composed of multiple segments and joints that are controlled by neural systems such as the brain and spinal cord. Throughout this lecture, students are expected to learn about: 1) the physical characteristics of the human body, 2) neural circuits involved in motor control, and 3) mathematical models of human motor control. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Guidance (Kato)
Lesson 2: Reaching and Writing Movements (Kato)
Lesson 3: Joint Impedance 1 (Kato)
Lesson 4: Joint Impedance 2 (Kato)
Lesson 5: Neuronal Function for Multi-joint Movements 1 (Kato)
Lesson 6: Neuronal Function for Multi-joint Movements 2 (Kato)
Lesson 7: Delays in Sensory-motor System (Kato)
Lesson 8: Reading 1 (Shinya)
Lesson 9: Reading 2 (Shinya)
Lesson 10: Reading 3 (Shinya)
Lesson 11: Reading 4 (Shinya)
Lesson 12: Reading 5 (Shinya)
Lesson 13: Reading 6 (Shinya)
Lesson 14: Reading 7 (Shinya)
Lesson 15: Summary
PowerPoint handouts can be downloaded from Bb9, or references will be introduced. In Shinya's classes, students will be asked to pick up a textbook chapter and make a presentation. Examples of textbooks: Principles of Neural Sciences (Kandel), Human Motor Control (Rosenbaum), and Biological Learning and Control (Shadmehr). Students can copy a chapter, so they do not need to buy the textbooks. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, own PC, projector, video (video / PC / other image materials) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Review the lecture contents using materials and notebooks, and try to make sure that they understand the basic concepts. 
Grading Method Reports (50%) and contribution to the class(50%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message Bring your own PC 
Other English lectures and materials will be provided on request 
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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