Medical and Dental Sciences Major (Master’s Course)

Diploma Policy

(Medical and Dental Sciences Course)
Master of Medical Science, Master of Dental Science, or Master of Science

  1. A student must have acquired knowledge that is fundamental for basic medical/dental research.
  2. A student must have understood the role of basic medicine and dental research in society.
  3. A student must have understood application and practice of basic medicine and dental research.
  4. A student must have acquired the ability to promote basic medicine and dental research in educational research institutes.
  5. A student must have acquired the ability required to work on research development and medical related business in companies involved in biotechnology or medical service.

(Medical Physics Course) Master of Medical Science

  1. A student must have acquired necessary knowledge and the ability to qualify for the Medical Physicist Certifying Examination.

(Public Health Course) Master of Public Health

  1. A student must have acquired the ability to do clinical research/epidemiological study research at the site of medical, health care, welfare, medical administration, and clinical research.
  2. A student must have acquired the ability to carry out the Evidenced-Based Medicine at the site of site of medical, health care, welfare, medical administration, and clinical research.
  3. A student must have acquired the ability to be responsible in planning a policy at the site of medial administration.

Curriculum Policy

(Medical and Dental Sciences Course)

  1. The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars/practicum, and advanced research.
  2. By completing basic medical and dental subjects, the students acquire fundamental knowledge of medical and dental research.
  3. By completing social medical and dental subjects including biomedical ethics, the students acquire the role of medical and dental research in the society.
  4. By completing clinical medicine and dentistry subject, the students understand application and practice of medical and dental research.
  5. By using the knowledge and ability of that acquired through 1 to 3, the students acquire the abilities to promote basic medical and dental research at educational institutes.
  6. By using the knowledge and ability of that acquired through 1 to 3, the students acquire the abilities to work on research development and medical related business in companies.

(Medical physics Course)

  1. The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars/practicum, and advanced research.
  2. The curriculum corresponds to those who are qualified medical radiology technician or science and engineering graduates.
  3. By completing the subjects that satisfy the education course accreditation requirements by Japanese Board for Medical Physicist Qualification, the students will acquire the knowledge and ability to qualify for the Medical Physicist Certification Examination.

(Public Health Course)

  1. The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars/practicum, and advanced research.
  2. The curriculum consists of five fields, such as 1. Epidemiology, 2. Biostatistics, 3. Social and Behavioral Science, 4. Health Service Administration, 5. Environmental Health Sciences, that are established as a global standard by Public health graduate school.
  3. By receiving education of five fields in 2, the students acquire the ability to do clinical study/epidemiological study, the ability to do Evidence-Based medicine, and the ability to be responsible in planning a policy at the site of medial administration.

Admission Policy

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

(Common to all Courses)

  1. Those who are willing to cultivate problem solving ability and nurture creativity and futuristic minds
  2. Those who are willing to proceed to Biomedical Sciences Major (Doctoral Course)
  3. Those who are willing to continue their career enhancement in medicine and contribute to community health care

(Medicinal and Dental Sciences Course)

  1. Those who are willing to acquire broad knowledge in life and medical sciences, medicine, and dentistry
  2. Those who are willing to be engaged in basic/application researches in life and medical sciences, medicine, and dentistry
  3.  Those who are willing to promote basic medicine and dentistry research at institutions of education and research
  4. Those who are willing to engaged in research development or medical operations in the companies related to medical services

(Medical Physics Course)

  1. Those who are willing to acquire broad knowledge in medical physics
  2. Those who are willing to be engaged in medical physics
  3. Those who are willing to become medical physicists

(Public Health Science Course)

  1. Those who are willing to acquire broad knowledge in epidemiology and biostatistics
  2. Those who are willing to be engaged in epidemiology and biostatistics
  3. Those who are willing to obtain Master of Public Health (MPH)

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

Medical and Dental Sciences Course

This course aims to train the following personnel:

  • Those capable of contributing to basic and applied research on inter-disciplinary areas of medicine, dentistry at educational and research institutions.
  • Those engaged in R&D and medical fields at companies concerned with biotechnology, medical care and pharmacy.

Medical Physics Course

This course aims to train the following personnel:

  • Those capable of playing major parts as highly-specialized professionals in medical physics.
  • Educators and researchers pursuing the solid foundation and diffusion of medical physics.
  • Those capable of taking leading roles in the international society in medical-physics field.

Public Health Course

This course aims to train the following personnel:

  • Medical professionals or public health administrators capable of providing EBM; Evidence Based Medicine.
  • Those who can contribute to solving difficult problems on clinical, health and medical administrations after acquiring specialized knowledge and skills in research methods and evaluation.

Courses

Medical and Dental Sciences Course

Dramatic progresses in life science research are remarkably changing medicine, health care, dentistry, and dental care today. For example, expectations for solutions of modern medical issues are growing, through tailor-made medicine based on genetic diagnosis, regenerative medicine, genome-based drug discovery, and application of medical electronics, etc. At the same time, more complex issues are arising, such as changes in the disease structure caused by the combination of declining birthrate and aging, issues of medical ethics, improvements in the quality of patients' life, liaison with welfare engineering, etc. It is difficult for physicians and dentists alone to respond to the quickly expanding medical and dental areas that are, and therefore, interdisciplinary dedication by diverse human resources with different specialty backgrounds is sought.

This master's program accepts students who acquired special knowledge and skills in four-year faculties other than medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine and offers systematic and intensive education to provide basic knowledge in medicine, dentistry, or life sciences, for the purpose of developing people who can contribute to promote the advanced and interdisciplinary researches in medicine, dentistry, or life sciences. It also aims to grow people who can play a key role in fields related to medical care, pharmaceutical industry, and medical engineering by their sophisticated expertise.

Depending on research, students can obtain one of the Master's Degrees;:Medical Science, Dental Science, or Science.

Medical Physics Course

A medical physicist is an occupation of contributing to appropriate radiation therapy practice from the perspective of medical physics specialists, and the recent social situation demands development of qualified human resources in graduate schools.

Hiroshima University established the Medical Physics Course in Medical and Dental Sciences Major in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Master's Course) in April 2012, to offer suitable education to produce a medical physicist.

In this Medical Physics Course, students follow a curriculum provided along to the medical physics education curriculum guideline for radiation therapies which is proposed by the Japanese Board for Medical Physicist
Qualification (JBMP), and students can receive a master's degree (medical science) at the completion of the Master's Course.

To be certified as a medical physicist, they must receive the training designated by the JBMP and pass a qualification test.

The JBMP started to certify medical physics education courses for radiation therapies offered by graduate schools, and this certificate will be considered as part of the requirements for the students in order to take an examination for becoming a medical physicist after completing the course.

In 2014, the JBMP granted the certificate to this Course of Medical Physics provided by Medical and Dental Sciences Major (Master's Course), Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, as it is satisfied with the designated criteria.

Public Health Course

With changes of the disease structure associated with the social acceleration of super-low birthrate and superaging, and in globalization, the fields of medical care, health care, welfare, and medical administration, require the those who have capabilities to deal with clinical and epidemiological researches for solving problems. They also require health care professionals who can practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) and public health administrative officers who can plan and propose the policies. Among all, those with expertise in public health, including knowledge of epidemiology and biostatistics are strongly demanded.

Hiroshima University established the Public Health Course in Medical and Dental Sciences Major in the Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Master's Course) in April 2016 to systematically offer education of the five fields, which serve in line with the international standards for Schools of Public Health: 1) Epidemiology, 2) Biostatistics, 3) Social and Behavioral Sciences, 4) Health Service Administration, and 5) Environmental Health Sciences. We develop people who understand the concept of regulatory science (science that adjusts outcomes of science and technology optimally to the most desirable figures on the harmony between people and the society, by accurately predicting, evaluating, and deciding them on the basis of evidence for the purpose of their use to people and the society) and are appropriately and effectively engaged in the fields of medicine, clinical research, health care policies, health guidance, medical care and international health care, etc.

This course curriculum, which provides compulsory and elective subjects in these five fields, makes students complete a broad range of subjects: such as health statistics, health policy, research methodology / research ethics, clinical epidemiology, clinical forensic medicine, health administration, medical management, international health and environmental health, including epidemiological and biostatistics methods of assessing and evaluating health and disease states in the group. Students who complete the program will receive a Master's Degree of Public Health.

Departments

Medical and Dental Sciences Course

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 Calcified Tissue Biology
Maxillofacial Anatomy and Neuroscience Physiology and Oral Physiology Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology Bacteriology Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Biomaterials Mucosal Immunology Cellular Biology
Molecular Radiobiology Disease Model Genetics and Cell Biology
Human Genetics Molecular Oncology Experimental Oncology
Stem Cell Biology Radiation Disaster Medicine Epidemiology
Environmetrics and Biometrics Radiation Biophysics Dental Education(Advanced General Dentistry)
Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development (RIKEN)
Systems Medical Science
Antimicrobial Resistance

Medical Physics Course

Radiation Oncology

Public Health Course

Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Public Health and Health Policy Forensic Medicine
General Medicine


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