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Master's Program


The 3 courses in the Master’s Program are outlined as follows.

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Master's Program

Course Guidelines

Based on the “Educational Goals” of the Graduate School of Medicine, in the Master's Program, we aim to nurture individuals who have basic knowledge and skills to play active roles in their own field as (i) researchers and educators in the fields of medicine, life science and public health, (ii) highly specialized professionals in the fields related to medical care and public health, or (iii) experts in health services and health policy management. In order to nurture individuals who attain “Expected Competencies”, we offer interdisciplinary education beyond the boundaries of existing academic disciplines, aiming at the acquisition of basic knowledge and technology of mutually related fields. In addition, to nurture talented individuals responding to the diversified social needs, we introduce three types of coursework to study systematically through multiple subjects. Students choose the course that suits best to their purpose.

Medical Science Course Public Health Course
Two-Year Course One-Year Course
This course aims to train highly specialized professionals who are capable of playing active roles with broad knowledge of medical and life science fields. This course aims to foster human resources that are capable of addressing the challenges of public health with substantial knowledge and skills for maintaining and improving people’s health, life and security as well as the entire society. This course is intended for medical doctors (i.e. licensed physicians), dentists, pharmacist and other professionals with certain years of practical experience, and aims to train, in one year, a highly specialized professionals who plays active roles in medical and public health fields.
Details Details

※Students who enrolled before April of 2016 can choose either of the Medical Specialist Course, the Medical Science Course, or the Social Medicine Course, but not the Public Health Course (One-year / Two-year Course).

Obtainable degrees

Medical Science Course
Master of Medical Science
Public Health Course
Master of Public Health

※Students who enrolled before April of 2016 can earn only a master's degree (medical science).

Completion Requirements

Students are required to be enrolled in the Graduate School of Medicine for 2 years or more to complete Medical Science Course or Public Health Course (Two-Year Course), and for 1 year or more to complete Public Health Course (One-Year Course).
Students should acquire 30 credits or more in majored fields, and pass the qualifying review and examination of the Master’s thesis or research achievements of specific assignment after receiving required research instruction from the supervisor (Students who enrolled before April of 2016 (in the Medical Science Course or Social Medicine Course) must earn at least 40 credits.)

※Information for students who enrolled in April of 2017

Long-Term Study Program

(NOT eligible for Public Health Course (One-Year Course))
Under the Long-Term Study Program, students who are employed or who have other compelling reasons can complete the Master's Programs in up to 4 years with tuition roughly equivalent to the 2-year tuition by applying for pre-enrollment approval of a plan to complete the Master's Program in a longer period than the standard 2-years.

Details

Course Guidance

The following 4 subjects are offered in the Master's Program in Medical Science.

  • Required Core Subjects (Kyoutsu Koa Kamoku)
  • Required Subjects I (Hisshu Kamoku I)
  • Required Subjects II (Hisshu Kamoku II)
  • Elective Subjects (Sentaku Kamoku)

Public Health Course provides 5 discipline areas of education (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Services Administration and Environmental Health Sciences) which are set as essential requirements by accreditation criteria of the Council on Education for Public Health in the United States. Students learn basic subjects at Required Subjects I that allow them to acquire minimum knowledge and capability that are required for public health experts. Required Subjects I will be conducted under the interdisciplinary educational system, offered by lecturers with a broad background, including specialists in medicine, science and engineering, and humanities and social sciences. “Elective Subjects” are offered to additionally cultivate expertise broaden the understanding of various public health issues, and build up the capacity of gathering information and proper judgement.

Required Core Subjects

Course Subject Credit
Medical Science Course
Public Health Course
(Two-Year Course)
Public Health Course
(One-Year Course)
Introduction to Basic Medical Research 1
Basic Experimental Methods and Research Designs 1
Introduction to Medical Ethics 1
Introduction to Translational Research 1

Required Subject I

Course Subject Credit
Medical Science Course Basic Research Methods in Medical Sciences I 1
Basic Research Methods in Medical Sciences II 1
Public Health Course
(Two-Year Course)
Basic Epidemiology 1
Basic Biostatistics 1
Basic Social and Behavioral Sciences 1
Basic Health Services Administration 1
Basic Environmental Health Sciences 1
Introduction to Basic Medicine 1
Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1
Public Health Course
(One-Year Course)
Basic Epidemiology 1
Basic Biostatistics 1
Basic Social and Behavioral Sciences 1
Basic Health Services Administration 1
Basic Environmental Health Sciences 1

Required Subjects II

Course Subject Credit
Medical Science Course Scientific Presentation and Communication 1
Presentation Skills I 1
Presentation Skills II 2
Master's Thesis Research in Medical Sciences 10
Public Health Course
(Two-Year Course)
Scientific Presentation and Communication 1
Presentation Skills I 1
Presentation Skills II 2
Master's Thesis Research in Public Health 10
Public Health Course
(One-Year Course)
Presentation Skills I 1
Presentation Skills II 2
Master's Thesis Research in Public Health 10

Elective Subjects

Course Subject Credit
Medical Science Course Basic Principles of Medicine [2]
Introduction to Clinical Genomics 2
Biomedical Informatics 1
Clinical Epidemiology 2
Clinical Sequence Technique 2
Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 1
Introduction to Basic Medicine 1
Introduction to Clinical Medicine 1
Required Subjects I of Public Health Course  
Public Health Course
(Two-Year Course)
Public Health Course
(One-Year Course)
※Advanced Epidemiology [1]
※Advanced Biostatistics [1]
※Advanced Social and Behavioral Sciences [1]
※Advanced Health Services Administration [1]
※Advanced Environmental Health Sciences [1]

※As for the subject which credit number is indicated as [number], students can take multiple choices as far as the chosen subjects belong to different subject titles.

How to take subjects

Medical Science Course
Take 4 credits from Required Core Subjects, 2 credits from Required Subjects I, 14 credits from Required Subjects II, and 10 credits or more including Basic Principles of Medicine offered by belonging laboratory from Elective Subjects.
Public Health Course
(Two-Year Course)
Take 4 credits from Required Core Subjects, 7 credits from Required Subjects I, 14 credits from Required Subjects II and 5 credits or more from subjects with ※.
Public Health Course
(One-Year Course)
Take 4 credits from Required Core Subjects, 5 credits from Required Subjects I, 13 credits from Required Subjects II and 8 credits or more from subjects with ※.

※ Please note that there are some differences in classification of subjects and subjects available for students who enrolled before April of 2016. Refer to the syllabus you received at the admission for detailed information.