Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Numbering Code P-PUB01 8H008 LB87 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Professional degree students Target Student
Language Japanese and English Day/Period Wed.4
Instructor name KOSUGI SHINJI (Graduate School of Medicine Professor)
WATANABE HIROKI (Part-time Lecturer)
CHIBA TSUTOMU (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Instructors:
Hiroki Watanabe(Director, Watanabe Memorial Choumei Research Laboratory)
Tsutomu Chiba(President, Kansai Electric Power Hospital)

This course will offer introductory level of modern clinical medicine, in order to facilitate collaboration between healthcare specialists (i.e. medical doctors, nurses, or other professionals working on healthcare, public health, or social welfare) and students without previous experience in health care field. Lectures will cover disorders of major organ systems, focused on their etiology, treatment, prevention, as well as their societal impact, to help understand recent and historical public health issues, such as population, environment, or aging society.
Course Goals ・To understand the roles and the problems of the clinical medicine and health care in Japan from the societal perspective.
・Can discuss the current situation and future perspectives of modern medical science and healthcare.
Schedule and Contents Course Schedule (subject to change)
#1 October 6 Human, society and diseases
#2 October 13 History of the treatment for urinary bladder stones
#3 October 20 Medicine, education, medical care
#4 October 27 Introduction to toxicology and narcotic drugs / Individualism and groupism -The basic mentality of Japanese people- (Optional by audience’s choice)
#5 November 10 New era for preventive oncology
#6 November 17 Overview of renal and urological disorders
#7 November 24 Oncology and cancer
#8 December 1 Genetic diseases
#9 December 8 Infectious disease
#10 December 15 Immunology and related diseases
#11 December 22 Digestive diseases (1)
#12 January 5 Digestive diseases (2)
#13 January 12 Nutrition and diseases
#14 January 19 Water balance and electrolyte control and related diseases
#15 January 26 Group presentation and wrap-up

#1 through #6 and #15: Professor Watanabe, #7 through #15: Professor Chiba
Evaluation Methods and Policy Attitude & Attendance 50%,Report 50%
Course Requirements Second Semester, Required for students without medical background
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Preparation in advance and review after lecture
Textbooks Textbooks/References Necessary course materials will be distributed in class.

Suggested readings (not mandatory) :
・河田光博、武田英二編.臨床医学入門 人体の構造と機能及び疾病の成り立ち 第2版 (栄養科学シリーズ NEXT).講談社サイエンティフィク,2009.
References, etc. (Reference books)
・Harrison’s Internal Medicine 19th edition, McGraw Hill Education
・Goldman-Cecil, Medicine, 25th edition, Elsevier
・ガイトン 生理学、エルセヴィアジャパン
・ハーパー 生化学、丸善
・渡辺泱 検診で見つかるがんの8割は良性がんである―過剰診断時代の予防がん学―、晶文社、2019
[Regarding studies out of class (preparation and review)]