2020 Health Science B6

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Takahashi Masaki 
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Course description and aims

This course introduces on health-related theories, remarks and observations, in order to think and judge what is good for health and to understand underlying mechanisms.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of basic sciences related to health-related and biological sciences.
2) Design a preferable lifestyle based on scientific evidence.
3) Using health-related knowledge, tackle practical health issues by applying knowledge acquired through this course.


Exercise, physical activity, nutrition, dietary habit, circadian rhythm, lifestyle diseases

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered and should have questions that need discussing.
Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Wellness and lifestyle disease Understand the relationship between wellness and lifestyle disease
Class 2 Wellness and nutrition/diet Understand the relationship between wellness and nutrition/diet
Class 3 Wellness and circadian rhythms Understand the relationship between wellness and circadian rhythms
Class 4 Brain and body revealed by fMRI and ERP Review of relationships between brain and mind
Class 5 Brain networks and body Review of networks in the brain
Class 6 Lifestyle and wellness Understanding the relationship between lifestyle and wellness
Class 7 Health promotion Understanding importance of health promotion



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Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance and examination

Related courses

  • LAW.W121 : Wellness Exercise
  • LAW.W220 : Advanced Wellness Exercise
  • LAW.W320 : Total Wellness Exercise

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If the number of registration is larger than the capacity of the classroom, some students might be assigned to other class on the same day.

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