Oral Health Sciences Major (Master’s Course)

Diploma Policy

Master of Oral Health Science

  1. A student must have acquired the ability required as highly specialized medical personnel of oral hygiene.
  2. A student must have acquired the ability to be an educator/researcher who contributes to establishment and dissemination of oral health science and oral engineering.

Curriculum Policy

  1. The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars, and research.
  2. In order to enable to acquire foundation of ethics and research method required for oral health science and advanced medical care research and broad expertise, omnibus subjects are established as Common SubjectⅠ(required subjects).
  3. In order to deepen expertise and scholarship, omnibus lecture subjects are established as Common CourseⅡ(elective subject).

Admission Policy

1 Admission Policy
Based on the diploma policy and curriculum policy, Oral Health Sciences Major is seeking for the following students:

  1. Those who are willing to acquire rich and broad knowledge in oral health sciences (oral sciences and oral engineering)
  2. Those who are willing to acquire problem solving ability in increasingly complicated issues of oral health sciences (oral sciences and oral engineering)
  3. Those who are willing to acquire abilities to practice advanced oral health sciences (oral sciences and oral engineering)

2 Selection Policy
【General Selection】
In order to confirm applicants’ expertise and language skill in the undergraduate level and also to see the capability that is applicable to the curriculum policy of this major, basic English ability that requires to read and write papers will be evaluated by a written examination (foreign language). Suitability and motivation for research will be assessed comprehensively by an oral examination based on your statement of motivation for application.

【Special Selection for Students with careers】
In order to confirm applicants’ expertise and language skill in the undergraduate level and also to see the capability that is applicable to the curriculum policy of this major, basic English ability that requires to read and write papers will be evaluated by a written examination (foreign language). Suitability and motivation for research will be assessed comprehensively by an oral examination based on your statement of motivation for application.

【Special Selection for International Students】
In order to confirm applicants’ expertise and language skill in the undergraduate level and also to see the capability that is applicable to the curriculum policy of this major, basic English ability that requires to read and write papers will be evaluated by a written examination (foreign language). Suitability and motivation for research will be assessed comprehensively by an oral examination based on your statement of motivation for application.

Education / Research Objectives

The master’s course aims to nurture the following personnel:

  1. Advanced medical professionals in oral health.
  2. Educators and researchers capable of taking a leading role for the establishment and promotion of oral health science.
  3. Educators and researchers capable of taking a leading role for the establishment and promotion of oral engineering.

Courses

Clinical Course

We develop Oral Health Managers as advanced medical professionals in advanced professional practice support, to contribute to oral care offered at hospitals and clinics. We also support home medical care, nursing, and feeding/dysphagia rehabilitation to promote health and contribute to the community in a way suitable for the aging society combined with the diminishing number of children, while developing leaders in oral health care who will work in the public sector.

Additionally, we develop Oral Engineers as advanced medical professionals in oral engineering: dental technicians specialized in stomatognathic care capable of morphologic and functional repair of oral cavity and maxillofacial area, as well as non-metal repair using CAD/CAM, as well as people who participate in a team with other medical professionals in advanced dental care and disseminate testing and diagnostic methods to support treatment and patients’ return to the society.

Research Course

With the purpose of maintaining and promoting health of people, we develop educators and researchers in oral health sciences, designed to maintain and promote systemic health from oral care.

As educators and researchers in oral health sciences, they will be engaged in food and nutrition education research, clarification of correlation between oral functions and systemic health, and education and research for disease and nursing prevention based on new health insights.

Educators and researchers in oral engineering will develop tailor-made treatment by leveraging IT and genetic engineering, devices featuring highly sensitive sensors for analyzing oral functions, procedures to regenerate maxillofacial tissues through programming and biotechnology, as well as biomaterials.

Departments

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


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