2020 International Bio-Creative Design【School of Life Science and Technology】 B(PBL)

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Academic unit or major
School of Life Science and Technology
Instructor(s)
Yamaguchi Yuki 
Course component(s)
Exercise    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Fri5-6(W933)  
Group
B(PBL)
Course number
XLS.B104
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2020/11/30
Lecture notes updated
2021/1/29
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

To nurture literacy (knowledge and competence), fundamental expertise, and creativity in Life Science and Technology, problem-based learning (PBL)-type exercises or group works are carried out in this course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. acquire wide technical knowledge about the bio-science and technology
2. apply deep originality and sharpen their spirit of inquiry
3. discuss in a small group
4. present orally in English
5. acquire strong leadership, sense of cooperation, flexibility, situation grasp ability, stress control ability to go to the global community
6. demonstrate their ability in an English environment undeterred by language challenges

Keywords

creativity, advanced biotechnology and bioscience, discussion, international cooperation, English communication

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

In this course, Orientation and introduction is followed by two short topics and two long topics, and PBL (problem-based learning) is carried out on each topic. PBL on short topics is completed in one 100-min session, whereas PBL on long topics is completed in two 100-min sessions.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation and introduction Understand the outline of the course and how to proceed group works.
Class 2 Short topic 1 "Creation of artificial proteins by evolutionary molecular engineering" "Understanding the roles of metal ions in living organisms and how they facilitate biochemical reactions at normal temperature and pressure as catalysts" Carry out PBL about short topic 1 and summarize your findings in class.
Class 3 Short topic 2 "Chemical structures and properties of biomolecules" "Creating living systems" Carry out PBL about short topic 2 and summarize your findings in class.
Class 4 Long topic 1 "Understanding the relationship between material and energy on the earth and discussing how to solve current environmental issues using biochemical reactions (#1)" "Is 〇〇 good or bad to your health? Evidence-based medicine (#1)" Carry out the first half of PBL about long topic 1. Gather information, develop arguments, and achieve the task assigned by lecturers.
Class 5 Long topic 1 "Understanding the relationship between material and energy on the earth and discussing how to solve current environmental issues using biochemical reactions (#2)" "Is 〇〇 good or bad to your health? Evidence-based medicine (#2)" Carry out the second half of PBL about long topic 1 and summarize your findings in class.
Class 6 Long topic 2 "Science of infectious diseases (#1)" "The mechanism of action of drugs (#1)" Carry out the first half of PBL about long topic 2. Gather information, develop arguments, and achieve the task assigned by lecturers.
Class 7 Long topic 2 "Science of infectious diseases (#2)" "The mechanism of action of drugs (#2)" Carry out the second half of PBL about long topic 2 and summarize your findings in class.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.

Textbook(s)

none

Reference books, course materials, etc.

none

Assessment criteria and methods

Student course scores will be based on attendance, products or reports resulting from PBL, and peer evaluation within teams.

Related courses

  • Bio-Creative Design 1
  • Bio-Creative Design 2
  • Advanced Bio-Creative Design

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

Knowledge of basic bioscience and biotchnology

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