Syllabus(Veterinary Clinical Sciences)

Doctoral Program

No. Title Instructor Credit Semester Notes
Special Method and Practice in Advanced Veterinary Scinece All faculty members 1 Oct-Mar Compulsory
Special Seminar: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences A All faculty members 2 Apr-Sep Compulsory
Special Seminar: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences B All faculty members 2 Oct-Mar Compulsory
Special Seminar: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences C All faculty members 2 Apr-Sep Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences A All faculty members 2 Apr-Sep Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences B All faculty members 2 Oct-Mar Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences C All faculty members 2 Apr-Sep Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences D All faculty members 2 Oct-Mar Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences E All faculty members 2 Apr-Sep Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences F All faculty members 2 Oct-Mar Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences G All faculty members 2 Apr-Sep Compulsory
Special Study: Vetrinary Clinical Sciences H All faculty members 2 Oct-Mar Compulsory
Special Lecture: Advanced Pathobiology A Toshio INABA, Kikuya SUGIURA, Shingo HATOYA 1 Apr-Sep
Special Lecture: Advanced Pathobiology B Satoshi MATSUYAMA, Shunsuke NOGUCHI 1 Oct-Mar
Special Lecture: Advanced Pathobiology C Hiromichi TAMADA, Noritoshi KAWATE 1 Oct-Mar
Special Lecture: Advanced Clinical Medicine A Kazumi SASAI, Hiroyuki TANI 1 Apr-Sep
Special Lecture: Advanced Clinical Medicine B Fumihito OHASHI, Hideyasu AKIYOSHI 1 Apr-Sep
Special Lecture: Advanced Clinical Medicine C Takashi HASEGAWA, Yuka FUJIMOTO 1 Oct-Mar
Special Practice for up-to-date Instrument Application All faculty members 1 Oct-Mar
Special Lecture for Animal Ethics Toshiya OKADA 1 Apr-Sep
Internship for Advanced Veterinary Sciences All faculty members 1 Year-round
Special Lecture: Veterinary Clinical Sciences TBD 2 Apr-Sep intensive course
Special Lecture: Animal Biotechnology TBD 2 Apr-Sep intensive course

Notes

1. You must obtain at least a total of 31 credits, comprised of 24 credits for compulsory subjects, including ‘Research Integrity B’ of the Graduate School Common Courses, and 7 credits for elective subjects.

2. Of the 7 credits for elective subjects, 4 credits may be from other fields in the Division of Veterinary Science.

3. Among the elective courses from other fields, ‘Technology-based-Entrepreneurship Course II’ (1 credit) from the Graduate School Common Courses may also be included.
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Doctoral Program

Title Special Methods and Practice in Advanced Veterinary Science
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Environmental Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to obtain basic knowledge and technology for the latest investigative approaches in order to acquire the abilities for developing an advanced research originally, and for accomplishing research independently.
Description and program The research seminar, which is usually held in each laboratory, will be held by the department or division. Research development will be improved by question-and-answer sessions, and by discussion with the researchers in different laboratories.

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Title Special Seminar: Veterinary Clinical Sciences A
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire advanced expertise in veterinary science and the related area, especially in the Department Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Advanced expertise in Veterinary Clinical Sciences or the related areas is acquired. Bibliographical survey of recent research trends, through discussion with the academic supervisor, will be summarized and a presentation made to develop problem analysis and the ability to propose research in these areas.

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Title Special Seminar: Veterinary Clinical Sciences B
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire advanced expertise in veterinary science and the related area, especially in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Presentation of a review of research articles should be made at an assembly of the Division of Veterinary Science on a specific topic in Veterinary Sciences or Veterinary Clinical Sciences. In the review presentation, extensive recent knowledge from many research articles should be summarized and organized with additional personal comments. The abstract of the reviewing presentation should be distributed in advance to all faculties and postgraduate students in the Division of Veterinary Science in order to facilitate better discussion. Participation in the discussion is mandatory.

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Title Special Seminar: Veterinary Clinical Sciences C
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire advanced expertise in veterinary science and the related area, especially in the Department Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, “Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program The ability to evaluate and analyze as a researcher and/or educator is cultivated by extensive reading of research articles related to the doctoral thesis. In addition, information on research and careers after graduate school is acquired by understanding the latest research directions in biological areas through discussion with academic supervisors.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences A
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Under the supervision of academic supervisors in the major subject, understanding and analyzing information on recent research directions will develop the ability to focus on personal topics, including original research proposals. Problem analysis and proposal abilities are developed.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences B
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize the research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program To carry out experiments on research subjects under discussion with academic supervisors. Analysis of the results and trouble-shooting will develop conflict-resolution skills, that are necessary to independently plan and execute future research.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences C
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize the research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Research plans will be improved through discussion with the members of the faculty other than the supervisor. New ideas for research methods, systematic recognition, assessment capability, and communications skills will be acquired.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences D
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program A series of independent experiments and survey results are logically combined, discussed with the academic supervisor of the graduate school, presented at a research report association and related relevant societies, and the findings and problems with the study results are discussed. Logical thinking, presentation skills, and proceedings management ability are acquired.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences E
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Specialized skills and problem-solving ability necessary to summarize the research and investigation are acquired for a research topic with advice from the academic supervisor of the graduate school. Independent research and investigation, reexamination of the problem, and the achievement level are confirmed, and future development is discussed with the graduate school academic supervisor.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences F
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Midterm presentation: progress report on the recent research direction of the degree thesis and a series of the study results should be made to discuss with the faculty and students in the division. The abstract of the presentation should be distributed in advance to all faculty and postgraduate students in the Division of Veterinary Science in order to facilitate better discussion. Participation in the discussion is mandatory.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences G
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Consideration of the research topic based on the obtained study results by investigating related literature, aiming at the content and submission to a scientific journal with review by the referees. The ability to publish research is acquired by writing a manuscript according to the contribution regulations and the comments by the referees is developed.

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Title Special Study: Veterinary Clinical Sciences H
Instructors Faculty of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to acquire specialized skills and problem-solving abilities necessary to plan, execute, evaluate, and summarize research in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences being composed of Cell Pathobiology, Veterinary Radiology, Theriogenology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment.
Description and program Research topics in the major subject are discussed with the academic supervisor of the graduate school, and the series of experimentations and investigation is combined with reference to the latest information in a field of research to bring the doctoral thesis to completion.

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Title Special Lecture: Advanced Pathobiology A
Instructors Toshio INABA, Kikuya SUGIURA, Shingo HATOYA (Cell Pathobiology)
Course Objectives This lecture provides a broad introduction to the cellular mechanisms of blood, incretion and metabolism taking place in the control of homeostasis in animals, the pathophysiology of disorders caused by structural or functional abnormalities in cells, and diagnosis of and therapy for those disorders. The latter focuses on problem sets and discussion of recent and/or classical publications, including cellular aspects of etiology, pathological diagnosis and a comprehensive overview of new technology for treatment; regenerative therapy with embryonic stem cells, cancer immunotherapy with dendritic cells, etc.
Description and program Special topics of hematological and endocrinological interest are discussed. Extensive reading of original literature is required and sessions are scheduled for discussion of lecture and reading material. The course is organized into the following sections:
1. Characteristics of blood and hematopoietic cells
2. Pathology of blood and hematopoietic diseases
3. Diagnosis of blood and hematopoietic diseases
4. Treatment of blood and hematopoietic diseases with cell transplantation
5. Characteristics of endocrine cells
6. Pathology of endocrine diseases
7. Diagnosis of endocrine diseases
8. Treatment of endocrine diseases with cell transplantation

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Title Special Lecture: Advanced Pathobiology B
Instructors Satoshi MATSUYAMA, Shunsuke NOGUCHI (Veterinary Radiology)
Course Objectives In this lecture, the latest findings concerning the mechanism behind radiation-induced mutation and cell death will be reviewed in relation to a variety of DNA repair pathways.
Description and program This lecture will deal with the following topics:
1) Radiation-induced DNA damage
2) Overview of DNA repair
3) DNA damage
4) Mechanism of DNA repair
5) Radiation-induced cell killing
6) Disorders associated with defective nucleotide excision repair
7) Disorders associated with defects in other repair systems
8) Free discussion

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Title Special Lecture: Advanced Pathobiology C
Instructors Hiromichi TAMADA, Noritoshi KAWATE (Theriogenology)
Course Objectives This lecture provides highly specialized knowledge as well as associated information on the field of veterinary reproduction through the introduction and discussion of recent related research on the endocrinology, physiology, ethology, reproductive engineering, obstetrics and specialized diagnosis and treatments for disorders. New technology and theories in this field are also presented to increase understanding.
Description and program New techniques and research development are explained and discussed by introducing the following items from recent research. For each item, students consider methods for analyzing and solving problems.
1. The mechanism that controls and regulates reproductive phenomena (1)
2. The mechanism that controls and regulates reproductive phenomena (2)
3. Artificial regulation of reproductive phenomena (1)
4. Artificial regulation of reproductive phenomena (2)
5. Causes, symptoms, diagnoses and medical treatments for reproductive disorders (1)
6. Causes, symptoms, diagnoses and medical treatments for reproductive disorders (2)
7. Reproductive engineering (1)
Reproductive engineering (2)

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Title Special Lecture: Advanced Clinical Medicine A
Instructors Kazumi Sasai, Hiroyuki Tani (Veterinary Internal Medicine)
Course Objectives The internal diseases of animals differ greatly, including external causes such as pathogenic organisms, chemical and physical factors and internal causes such as various hereditary, metabolic and endocrine factors, and are mainly diseases that are treated using pharmacotherapy. Diseases such as zoonoses and old age-related diseases have recently been thought to be particularly important. Studies on these areas are constantly advancing. On this basis, we address the mechanism of pathogenesis, methods of accurate diagnosis, prevention and therapy, discuss the future prospects, and increase understanding.
Description and program Graduate students are given a theme and make a presentation. During the subsequent discussion, we address the purpose, method, results, discussion, generalization, and prospects for study in the clinical field. As a basic strategy,
1. Analyze current problems about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal diseases based on internal medicine.
2. Choose a theme among various problems and consider the solution methods.
3. Develop thinking ability regarding practical clinical application by giving presentations and through discussion.
For example, suggestions are made about the diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis, making full use of special diagnosis equipment or new materials. Graduate students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled lectures such as cardiovascular & respiratory internal medicine (three lectures), dermatology (two lectures), and gastroenterology (two lectures) for small animals.

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Title Special Lecture: Advanced Clinical Medicine B
Instructors Fumihito OHASHI, Hideyasu AKIYOSHI (Veterinary Surgery)
Course Objectives Central nerve system disorders and abdominal organ disorders are the particular focus of this lecture. Firstly, basic diagnosis and treatment methods, and basic knowledge are addressed. Next, the latest diagnostics, analysis of clinical conditions and tailor-maid treatment methods are discussed. Consequently, research plans, method, evaluation and the technique of writing theses regarding this research are developed.
Description and program The following item are presented using slides and prints, existing knowledge is organized and the latest information is acquired. Furthermore, thinking and vision are developed by evaluation and discussion of the existing thesis data by conversational methods.
Lecture 1: Basic diagnosis, treatment methods, and clinical condition evaluation of brain and spinal cord disorders (1).
Lecture 2: Advanced diagnostics and treatment method of brain and spinal cord disorder (1).
Lecture 3: Basic diagnosis and treatment methods of abdominal surgery (1).
Lecture 4: Advanced diagnostics and treatment methods of abdominal surgical disease (1).
Lecture 5: Overall treatment strategy and tailor-maid treatment in veterinary medicine (1).
Lecture 6: Artificial materials used in veterinary medicine (1).
Lecture 7: Organ transplant and regenerative medicine in veterinary medicine (1).

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Title Special Lecture: Advanced Clinical Medicine C
Instructors Takashi HASEGAWA, Yuka FUJIMOTO (Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment)
Course Objectives This special lecture deals with advanced medical technologies (CT, MRI, ultrasonography, electrophysioanalytical devices, including EEG and ERG) for analysis of the pathophysiology and definitive diagnosis of diseases which have recently become important, such as neoplastic, ophthalmic, otor, neurologic, and muscloskeletal disorders in animals. Appropriate strategies and/or procedures for the treatment of the diseases described above are also explained. Moreover, the lecture will deal with artificial organs, new materials which are necessary for veterinary surgical medicine, gene therapies, and regenerative therapies, and provides knowledge and technologies for advanced diagnostic and terapeutic procedures in clinical veterinary medicine.
Description and program The current and future status of the following topics, including the latest results of basic and clinical research will be provided, and the development of future clinical research will be discussed. The aims of this lecture are to achieve a high level of expertise in each topic, as well as research communication skills.
1. Pathophysiology, analytical strategies and procedures of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of ophthalmic diseases
2. Pathophysiology, analytical strategies and procedures of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the ear
3. Pathophysiology, analytical strategies and procedures of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neurologic diseases
4. Pathophysiology, analytical strategies and procedures of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of muscloskeletal diseases
5. Pathophysiology, analytical strategies and procedures of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of neoplastic diseases
6. Artificial organs and new materials necessary for veterinary surgical medicine
7. Current status and problems with gene therapy, and its future
8. Current status and future of regenerative therapy in veterinary medicine

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Title Special Practice for up-to-date Instrument Application
Instructors Faculty in the Division of Veterinary Science
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to obtain the principles and limitations of the latest technologies in bioscience in order to carry out independent quality research.
Description and program Learning the principles and limitations of the latest technologies in bioscience is indispensable for the development of independent research. It should be recognized what is possible using novel scientific equipment. Concrete experience of the apparatus may enable its application in independent research.

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Title Special Lecture on Animal Ethics
Instructors Toshiya OKADA (Laboratory Animal Science)
Course Objectives In this lecture, we will investigate the laws and regulations concerning animal welfare and the ethical discipline necessary for scientists using live animals.
Description and program The laws and regulations discussed in this lecture include the following: Law for the Humane Treatment and Management of Animals and its related legal information (Standards Relating to the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals and Relief of Pain; Guidelines on Methods of Sacrificing Laboratory Animals; Standards Relating to the Care and Management of Pets, Standards Relating to the Care and Management of Domestic Animals; Standards Relating to the Care and Management of Animals for Exhibition; and Invasive Alien Species Law), Law Concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity through Regulations on the Use of Living Modified Organisms and Law concerning Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Medical Care for Patients with Infectious Diseases.
We will also examine the welfare of various animals, including domestic animals, companion animals, animals for exhibition and laboratory animals, and discuss ethical issues surrounding the relationship between humans and animals.

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Title Internship for Advanced Veterinary Science
Instructors Faculty of the Division of Veterinary Science
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to experience occupational positions in order to increase the possibility of obtaining a position as a researcher or professional scientific investigator.
Description and program