2017 Directed Collaboration Works

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Academic unit or major
Life Science
Kajiwara Susumu  Mihara Hisakazu  Willison Keith Robert 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
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Intensive ()  
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Course description and aims

To foster creativity, planning ability for practical research and development in bioscience and biotechnology fields, and the skills for scientific communication with the students from the other research fields, students plan to develop a new industrial product (goods) in a team (3-4 students).

Student learning outcomes

By completing this course, students will be able to develop the following skills:
1) Specialized practical skills to translate from basic sciences to practical products (systems) in the fields of bioscience and biotechnology R&D.
2) Communication and presentation skills in bioscience and biotechnology fields.


Practical R&D planning, Investigation of R&D, Team practice, Communication, Presentation

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Main practice in this course is collaborating work with team members. In the final class, all teams give the presentations of their plans for development of new product or system.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance about the collaboration work in this subject and decision of team members Reviewing the contents of the subject.
Class 2 Discussion with team members Thinking ideas and making the presentation PPT.
Class 3 The meeting for presentation about the plan for the development of new product or system. Presentation and submit the PPT file for presentation.


Specified as necessary.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students are evaluated based on their activity at thepresentation and their PPT file.

Related courses

  • Non

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

No prerequisites are necessary.

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