There are two courses: a two-year option for the development of individuals who will play active roles in the field of public health, and a one-year option for people who already have hands-on experience in training high-level specialists
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 professional who plays active roles in medical and public health fields.
This course will be established against the backdrop of growing public interest in health/medical problems and the aging and depopulation problems unique to Hokkaido, and provides education in five disciplines (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Health Services Administration, and Environmental Health Sciences) based on the essential criteria of the Council on Education for Public Health in the United States, thereby allowing students to acquire the extensive public health knowledge and skills necessary for highly specialized professionals.
Those who have chosen Public Health Course (either Two-Year Course or One-Year Course) should be affiliated with one Laboratory, selecting from Departments of Hygiene, Public Health, Health Care Policy, Biostatistics, Medical Education and General Medicine, Regulatory Science, Advanced Medical Sciences, and Forensic Medicine.
※ Students should decide their preferered course during the application, and students will be allocated to either one- or two-year courses after the admission accounting for their preference. (Details will be informed after the admission.)