Division of Health Science
We educate in a flexible manner to adapt to daily-improving medical technology using more advanced knowledge and technology in an interdisciplinary way to collaborate with other fields in the Medical Science Specialty of the Division of Health Science. Through the education of our division, we aim to foster highly specialized medical professionals with broad abilities who can be immediately effective and maintain leadership in a variety or medical facilities or medical companies.
The Division of Health Science has established 8 specialized areas (Graduate School of Radiological Informatics, Clinical Nutrition, Medical Technology, Physiotherapy, Medical Welfare, Clinical Engineering, Clinical Informatics and Acupuncture and Moxibustion Science) at the Chiyozaki Campus and 2 (Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Radiology) at the Tokyo Satellite. Each student studies a main course in one of these specialized areas and study from 70 subjects of each specialized area and common areas throughout both their Masters or Doctoral programs. They research their Master’s thesis or Doctoral dissertation concerning their specialization, complete their paper and receive a Masters or Doctorate when they pass the examination.
Many students with full time jobs are involved in this division and we offer convenience to these students by preparing various systems such as intensive course of lectures on weekends and configure assignments for home or the workplace. This is true especially at the Tokyo Satellite where the school is fully open on Saturday and Sunday once or twice a month for students’ convenience.
Specialized field introduction
- Department of Radiological Informatics
Through radiology research and education, students deepen understanding and scientifically and systematically study the management of image processing and its information based on clinical technology of radiology.Faculty Member
The aim is also to gain new experience by focusing on circumstances around the radiological field.
- Department of Clinical Nutrition
Medicine and food in the 21st century: From treatment to preventionFaculty Member
Proper eating habits, exercise and positive mental attitude are important components of disease prevention. Recently, the significance of appropriate dietary habits has been recognized. In our graduate school programs related to the nutritional science field, education on the relevance between diet and health is performed based on the medical and nutritional research outcomes. It is supervised by the specialists such as academic scientists and registered dietitians. Graduate degrees provide potential leaderships in hospitals, companies and research and development facilities.
- Department of Medical Technology
In the 21st century medicine and healthcare, the importance of prevention is increasing as well as diagnosis and treatment. Students acquire advanced knowledge and skills of clinical examination by being directed to individualized medicine and prevention. We foster them to be specialists desired by institutes of education, research institutes, research and development facilities and companies. We educate researchers and advanced specialists of medicine and healthcare who can launch out into the world.Faculty Member
- Department of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapy is a clinical science.Faculty Member
Student research for “helpful results for patients or disabled or elderly people. We educate these three competencies:
1. “Ability to review information from reference"
2. “Ability to measure and analyze"
3. “Ability to consider and present"
- Department of Medical Welfare
Social welfare science is a science aiming at solving problems by intervening between people and circumstances. This science needs advanced knowledge and skills. Students think of concrete ways to bring about individual happiness by keeping a global point of view. We aim at fostering social workers who are experts in fields such as healthcare, the legal system and community development.Faculty Member
- Department of Clinical Engineering
We educate clinical engineering experts especially those who are specialized in high-level knowledge concerning a life-support system and are able to consider medical safety. They develop their problem saving ability as a member of an interdisciplinary medical team by understanding a variety of medical technologies with a broad view of things. As for topics of study in this department, a variety of topics regarding clinical engineering and biomedical engineering are available.Faculty Member
- Department of Health Informatics
Indispensable competence to live through the globalizing era: This is the ability to see through and process the essence of information and to see the big picture. The department of health informatics foster superior specialists who deal with information in health, medical and welfare fields.Faculty Member
- Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Science
Students exploit the mechanism of acupuncture and moxibustion acquire a basic and clinical method of research and establish a base as “an acupuncture and moxibustion researcher." We aim at fostering acupuncture and moxibustion practitioners to be “superior acupuncture and moxibustion practitioners" who have clinical skills to develop effectiveness of the therapy.Faculty Member
We educate them to understand the essence of eastern medicine including acupuncture and moxibustion and to take an important role as a member an interdisciplinary medical team staff.
The Department of Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Radiology at the satellite campus was founded for radiological technologists with research assignments which have been accumulated and need to be solved or deepened.
Consequently, this course has the distinctive characteristic that working people can study while continuing their jobs.
Modern clinical work requires the abilities of not only carrying out duties but also finding out a new problem, examining its essence and solving it with the latest theory and method. The experts with these abilities can be a top manager in the future. Therefore, this course aims at fostering a specialist as a leader who can design and manage the duties and also advise and direct inexperienced staff based on their clinical experience and also focus on community and organization, as well as their self-development. We established a study program of receiving credits through intensive lectures on Saturdays and Sundays for busy students.
Moreover, we offer many lectures with more practical content by professional lecturers outside of the University to meet the needs of graduate students employed in those fields. Graduate students from a large area of the nation, including new workers and those better experienced in the community attend this course and communicate and discuss actively.
- Department of Therapeutic Radiology
Through research and education in the Department of Medical Imaging, students deepen their understanding and study about image processing and image information management scientifically and systematically based on knowledge and skills of clinical radiological technology.Faculty Member
Moreover, they aim at finding new information focusing on circumstances around the radiological field.
- Department of Medical Imaging
Therapeutic radiology, which has great weight in modern cancer treatment, achieves good effect by high precision and safety. This department aims at students deepening understanding about the essence of therapeutic radiology and fostering the radiological technologist with safe and precise skills of the latest therapeutic radiology.Faculty Member