Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Innovation and Practice for Smart Society (Master's Course)
Lecture Code WTCB1501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Food Science and Brain Health
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Food Science and Brain Health
カムランシー タナッチャポーン
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  4Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (4T) Fri1-4:ABS C305
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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lecture, In-class discussion, Presentation
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Agricultural Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Food Science, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Fundamental Brain Science 
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
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In this class, we will see how food or nutrition affects our brains. In order to understand that, at the beginning of the class, students will learn basic brain science, including the nervous system, brain structure, brain cells, blood-brain barrier, and neurotransmitters. Then, we will see how food and nutrition regulate appetite and obesity and impact some brain diseases. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 The Nervous System and Brain Structure and Cells 11/29
Lesson 2 Blood Brain Barrier 11/29
Lesson 3 Neurotransmitters 12/6
Lesson 4 Taste and smell: The Chemical Senses 12/6
Lesson 5 Food Intake Regulation 12/13
Lesson 6 Reward Circuit, Motivation, and alcohol Addiction 12/13
Lesson 7 Food and Brain Disease 12/20
Lesson 8 Food and Brain Disease II 12/20
Lesson 9-15 Self-study/Presentation 
Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, 4th edition, Ann M. Coulston et al., Academic Press.
Principles of Neural Science, 6th edition, Eric R. Kandel et al., McGraw Hill.
Behavioral Neuroscience, 9th edition, S. Marc Breedlove and Neil V. Watson, Sinauer OXFORD 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Projector & whiteboard 
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Preparation and
The instruction will be provided in the first lesson.  
Grading Method Participation in the class (20%) and final presentation (80%).  
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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