Departments of Health Sciences

Nursing Course

Promotion of creative health development

Department Professor Research Keyword
Midwifery and Maternal-Child Nursing   Becoming a parent, prevention for maltreatment during perinatal period, reproductive health nursing, Breastfeeding, Human milk expression, Neonates, NICU, improving education for midwifery
Pediatric Nursing   Promoting the optimization of pediatric emergency medical care: Establishing a cooperation model for pediatric emergency medical care systems and child raising support, Improvement in child raising support through integrating respite care for disabled children into sick child care, Intervention study regarding pain relief among children, Support to improve the QOL of pediatric cancer survivors, Emotional development of infants and their relationship with their families
Global Health Nursing Yoko Shimpuku Global Health, Health Promotion, SDGs, Universal Health Coverage, People-Centered Care, Maternal Child Health, Adolescent Health, Local Knowledge, Telemedical Education, Africa
Community and Public Health Nursing   Public Health Nursing, Home Health Care Nursing, Long-term care Insurance, Family Nursing in Community, Community Health Care Systems
School and Public Health Nursing Hiromi Kawasaki Home care,Health education, Data analysis, Children, Student, Resident, Regional collaboration, Resident's activity

Advanced nursing practice

Department Professor Research Keyword
Fundamental Nursing Sanae
Nursing labor management, nursing education, nursing technology, nursing management, nursing ethics, health education, disease control
Health Informatics Miwako Tunematsu Health, Mathematical model, Infectious disease, Cancer screening, Stroke, Heart attack, Weather condition, Health statistics, Health care system
Chronic Care & Family Nursing Michiko Moriyama Population Health Management, Palliative care, Integrated community health care system, Chronic care, Disease management, Family nursing, Health service delivery system
Perioperative and Critical Care Management Kazuaki
Surgery, Stomach cancer, Metabolic surgery, Chemotherapy, Cancer nursing, Perioperative care, Emergency nursing, Transplant nursing, Mental health in the nurse, and Education for the nurse
Gerontological and Oncology Nursing   Cancer survivorship, Breast cancer, Cancer and cancer therapy-related cognitive impairment, End-of-life care, Caregivers of elderly persons with dementia, Social support
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing    

Physical Therapy Course

Department Professor Research Keyword
Sports Rehabilitation Yukio
Prevention for sports injury, Disabled sports, Improvement of performance, Study for prevention of falling, Development of new technology
Anatomy and Histology    
Biomechanics Makoto
Biomechanics, Motion Analysis, Postural control, Motor control, Falls, Sleep and physical function
Physical Analysis & Therapeutic Sciences Hironobu Hamada Chronic pulmonary disease, Elderly, Physical function, Physical activity, Cough peak flow, Pulmonary rehabilitation
Bio-Environmental Adaptation Sciences Naoto
Muscle metabolism, Regular exercise, Childhood exercise and detraining, Obesity, Diabetes, Chronic inflammation, Physical activity in children
Musculoskeletal Functional research and regeneration Susumu Urakawa Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Basic research

Occupational Therapy Course

Department Professor Research Keyword
Integrative Physiology   Our research focuses on the regulatory mechanisms of the plastic alterations in skeletal muscles and other musculoskeletal systems.
1. Intracellular signaling pathways regulating skeletal muscle hypertrophy.
2. Identification of factors inducing skeletal muscle weakness and atrophy associated with wasting diseases including cancer cachexia and the efficacy of therapeutic exercise intervention.
3. Molecular basis for the development of skeletal muscle atrophy resistance in hibernating animals (Why hibernating animals are able to maintain physical function without becoming bedridden status?).
4. Functional regulation of skeletal muscle and motor function by the circadian rhythm.
5. Development of optimal intervention strategies to prevent and improve frailty and sarcopenia.
Human Behavior Science of Occupational Therapy    
Sensorimotor Neuroscience Hikari Kirimoto Clinical neurophysiology, Non-invasive brain stimulation, Evoked potentials, Motor control, Somatosensory, precise hand movement
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Hitoshi Okamura Psychosocial, Cancer, Older adults, Dementia, Rehabilitation
Analysis and Control of Upper Extremity Function Toru Sunagawa Upper extremity dysfunctions, Hand surgery, Rehabilitation of the hand, Brain functions related to upper extremity, Motion analysis
Gerontological and Community-Based Occupational Therapy Hideaki Hanaoka Occupational therapy with elders, Reminiscence, Preventive care, Frail elderly, Dementia, Quality of life