Program of Medicine(Doctoral Course)

The program cultivates the following personnel:

  1. Educators / researchers who can acquire comprehensive knowledge and highly-specialized clinical competency, while playing academic・international leadership roles
  2. Advanced medical professionals who can develop and apply the forefront of medical technologies in response to the demands of the times
  3. Educators / researchers who can play an important role in promoting advanced medical innovations on cancer, genome disease, neuropsychiatric disorder, and tissue regeneration, focused on discovery of seeds, establishment of disease models and development of treatments, after establishing education and research based on clinical methodologies for 3 respective fields of medicine, dentistry and pharmaceutical sciences in stages, and translating the studies into clinical trials
  4. Educators and researchers who can conduct applied research involved in basic, clinical and social medicines that respond to the needs of the society, and widely develop the research from local to global communities, reflecting the fundamental research achievements above

Personnel Development

The program aims to cultivate the following personnel:

  • Educators / researchers who can acquire comprehensive knowledge and highly-specialized clinical competency on medicine, taking academic・international leadership roles 
  • Advanced medical professionals who can develop and apply the forefront of medical technologies in response to the demands of the times

Education / Research Objectives

In order to cultivate the personnel above, the program aims to provide opportunities to acquire the following skills:

  • Ability to plan / conduct research with a wide range of knowledge on high leveled bioethics and social contribution
  • Ability to promote research for diagnosis and therapy development equipped with informatics and technology related to specialized knowledge and medical care on clinical oncology including drug treatment
  • Ability to transmit research achievements to the world
  • Ability to develop fundamental / applied studies on life and medical sciences equipped with knowledge and accurate skills on analysis technologies for basic / advanced research

Career Paths after Completion

  1. Highly skilled doctors equipped with advanced medical skills
  2. Advanced medical care professionals who practice at medical institutions inside and outside Japan
  3. Institutional / corporate researchers involved in life and medical sciences inside and outside Japan
  4. Forefront clinical researchers who practice at medical institutions inside and outside Japan
  5. Academic staff

 3 Policies for Program of Medicine (Doctoral Course)

Diploma Policy

Degrees (Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science or Doctor of Philosophy) are conferred on students who complete necessary credits; pass their thesis review / the final examination, after receiving research guidance, and fulfill the following qualities: 

  1. Comprehensive knowledge and highly-specialized clinical competency on medicine, taking academic・international leadership roles
  2. Ability to develop and apply the forefront of medical technologies in response to the demands of the times

Curriculum Policy

The program enforces the educational curriculum organized under the following policies based on the diploma policy.

  1. The program offers the curriculum consisting of lectures, advanced seminars and research.
  2. Students acquire a rich sense of humanity taking mandatory subjects on life / clinical ethics.
  3. The program offers omnibus lecture courses as common subjects to acquire an extensive specialized knowledge necessary for medical research.
  4. The program offers specialized subjects to acquire advanced level of expert knowledge and research competency in the field of medicine.

Admission Policy

Based on the diploma policy and curriculum policy, Division of Biomedical Sciences is seeking the following students:

  1. Those who are willing to be engaged in basic and clinical advanced research in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science and radiation medical science
  2. Those who are willing to acquire basic and clinical knowledge widely in life science or radiation biology and medicine, beyond the current frameworks of the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutical science and radiation medical science
  3. Those who are willing to be engaged in highly advanced medical treatment
  4. Those who are willing to obtain high expertise and play an active role internationally in the fields of medicine, dentistry, and pharmaceutical science and radiation medical science
  5. Those who are willing to continue their career enhancement in a medical field and contribute to community health care as members of the society

Syllabus

Departments

Anatomy and Developmental Biology Neurobiology Cardiovascular Physiology and Medicine
Neurophysiology Biochemistry Biomedical Chemistry
Molecular and pharmacological neuroscience Molecular Pathology Pathology
Virology Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Public Health and Health Policy
Forensic Medicine Immunology Gastroenterology and Metabolism
Molecular and Internal Medicine Clinical Neuroscience and Therapeutics Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Pediatrics Surgery Gastroenterological and Transplant Surgery
Neurosurgery Orthopaedic Surgery Dermatology
Urology Ophthalmology and Visual Science Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Diagnostic Radiology Radiation Oncology Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Cardiovascular Medicine Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
General Medicine Medical Informatics and Systems Management Endoscopy and Medicine
Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Infectious Diseases Rehabilitation Medicine
Anatomical Pathology Nephrology Plastic Surgery
Clinical Oncology Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development (RIKEN)
Systems Medical Science
(Visiting Prof. Toru Takumi)
(RIKEN)
Systems Medical Science
(Visiting Prof. Tadafumi Kato)


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