2019 HCB Seminar S3

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Academic Supervisor 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Seminar ()  
Group
-
Course number
HCB.Z691
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This two-quarter long course is designed to give students specialist knowledge in their field of study as well as basic knowledge in a broader area, with a focus on research assignments that are suggested by the academic supervisor (assignments may be decided through discussions with the academic supervisor). The students will incorporate this knowledge into their own research themes to carry out research, participate in academic discussions, and give presentations of their findings. The aims of the above mentioned process are not only to develop the students’ skills in such areas as literature search and analysis, mapping techniques, and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and assessing data, but also to acquire linguistic proficiency and comprehension skills as well as the ability to present ideas and arguments effectively in academic writing and through discussions and presentations. Graduate education at Tokyo Tech is comprised of coursework education based on a structured curriculum and laboratory work characterized by individualized instruction. Research Seminar courses are central to the laboratory-based education, and active learning is strongly encouraged. By enrolling in Research Seminar courses and pursuing research activities, students are expected to develop expertise in their field of study and gain skills that are sought after by society.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the following abilities in stages by completing Research Seminar S3, F3, S4, F4, S5 and S5:
1. Advanced professional expertise for identifying fundamental scientific and technical issues encountered in life engineering
2. Advanced ability to independently acquire expertise in areas outside the field of life engineering and connect it to practical problem solving
3. Advanced ability to freely utilize specialist knowledge to solve problems and provide creative ideas
4. Advanced ability to conduct research with awareness of the trends in research and development and an international grasp of the field
5. Advanced ability to explain concepts logically, develop arguments, and put them in writing

Keywords

Literature search, data collection, data analysis, academic-paper writing, presentation training, discussion training, laboratory-based education, coursework

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Classes are held at the academic supervisor’s laboratory. The course schedule will be determined through discussions held among students and the academic supervisor. In some cases, multiple laboratories may choose to hold classes jointly.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 2 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 3 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 4 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 5 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 6 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 7 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 8 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 9 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 10 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 11 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 12 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 13 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 14 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.
Class 15 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.

Textbook(s)

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Specifics of the assessment criteria and methods, which are in accordance with the student learning outcomes 1–5, will be announced prior to the start of the course.

Related courses

  • Graduate major courses in Life Engineering.

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must belong to doctoral course of Life Engineering course.

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