Program of Health Sciences(Master’s Course)

In response to the rapid rise in the aging population and low birth rate, there are growing demands of professionals such as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists who provide aged care at nursing facilities for health promotion or community based home care services based on increasing social needs. They are required to possess more specialized and comprehensive knowledge and skills. Also, facing to the super-aging society, relationships of oral health and systemic condition; lower activities of daily living (ADL) associated with malnutrition resulted from oral frailty or aspiration pneumonia stimulated by oral microorganisms, have increased in importance. Though the significance of the effect of oral care to systemic care becomes recognized, institutions that offer comprehensive research and education of oral-systemic treatment are still insufficient in number. Therefore, Program of Health Sciences that is few in number in Japan was created as a result of the merger of two divisions in the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, for the purpose of developing education and research in systemic health care that is comprehensive and innovative.  
Collaborating among academic staff in the fields of nursing (nursing), rehabilitation (physical therapy and occupational therapy), and oral health science (oral science and oral engineering) which enable to found an educational system offering a broad range of academic disciplines, the program provides higher education to meet the needs of the times.   
Program of Health Sciences pursues to nurture highly-advanced medical professionals who can take leading roles in advanced team health care through collaboration / integration beyond the conventional academic and research fields and deepening of basic research.
 

Personnel Development

The program aims to cultivate the following personnel:

  •  Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dental hygienists and dental technicians who can cope with enhanced / diversified health care and management as advanced medical professionals
  •  Specialists / instructors at health facilities on the above professions
  •  Educators / researchers at educational research institutions
     

Education / Research Objectives

In order to promote health maintenance for citizens, the program aims to the following personnel:

  • Educators / researchers who can nurture students to possess creativity / future oriented thinking, extensive knowledge and advanced research / problem solving abilities on health sciences including disease prevention, functional recovery and nursing care support
  • Internationally active personnel who can also transmit updated information on health care, medical care and welfare

Career Paths after Completion

  1. Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dental hygienists and dental technicians who can cope with enhanced / diversified health care and management as advanced medical professionals, and specialists / instructors at health facilities on the above professions
  2. Educators / researchers at educational research institutions
  3. Proceeding to doctoral courses

 3 Policies for Program of Medicine (Master’s Course)

Diploma Policy

Degrees (Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Science, Master of Oral Health Science) 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. Creativity / future oriented thinking, extensive knowledge and problem solving ability on health science, medical care and welfare
  2. Research development in advanced health science, medical care and welfare based on profound specialized knowledge, and practical / teaching skills
  3. Necessary abilities as advanced medical professionals

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 lectures as common subjects that enable to acquire ethics and    basic research methods necessary for health sciences or highly advanced medical research, and a greater range of expertise.
  4. The program offers specialized subjects across a range of fields that enable to obtain comprehensive expert knowledge.
  5. The program offers seminars on each specialized subject composed of more useful contents and better quality.

Admission Policy

Based on the diploma and curriculum policies, the program seeks the following students:

  1. Those who are willing to acquire rich academic experiences and extensive knowledge in health sciences (nursing, health science, oral science, oral engineering)
  2. Those who are willing to acquire problem solving skills in health sciences (nursing, health science, oral science, oral engineering) that have become more complicated in a society
  3. Those who are willing to acquire the ability to carry out advanced health sciences (nursing, health science, oral science, oral engineering)

Syllabus

Departments

 in the fields of health sciences

Health Promotion and Developmental Sciences Health Informatics Fundamental Nursing
Midwifery and Maternal-Child Nursing Chronic Care & Family Nursing Pediatric Nursing
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Health Care for Adults Home Health Care and Public Health Nursing
School and Public Health Nursing Gerontological and Oncology Nursing Sports Rehabilitation
Anatomy and Histology Biomechanics Physical Analysis and Therapeutic Sciences
Bio-Environmental Adaptation Sciences Musculoskeletal Functional research and regeneration Integrative Physiology
Human Behavior Science of Occupational Therapy Sensorimotor Neuroscience Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Analysis and Control of Upper Extremity Function Gerontological and Community-Based Occupational Therapy

 in the fields of oral health sciences

Public Oral Health Oral Epidemiology Oral Health Management
Anatomy and Functional Restorations Medical System Engineering Oral Biology & Engineering

 


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