Department of Medical Welfare Clinical Welfare Course

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Department of Medical Welfare Clinical Welfare Course

We educate students to be social workers who closely support clients with problems such as diseases, unemployment or human relationship.

Department of Medical Welfare Clinical Welfare Course

In this course students learn combined specialized knowledge of medical services (treatments), health (preservation of health and disease prevention) and welfare based on the understanding of the human body (medicine), social mechanisms (sociology, economics and law) and the mind (psychology).

They acquire the skills of counselling for clients and their families and combine them with other medical services and health and welfare specialists (coordination and intervention).

After completing this course, graduates can work as social workers counseling in a hospital, welfare facilities, Social Welfare Council and so on. They can also serve in broad fields of private enterprise utilizing their medical and welfare knowledge. Furthermore, they are expected to operate in public fields such as prefectural or municipal employees (welfare and technology specialists) for the public.

The licenses acquired by the students

It is possible to aquire the following lisences in Department of Medical Welfare Clinical Welfare Course

  • Certified Social Worker
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
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The Department of Medical Welfare aims at educating professionals with competent abilities for a prospective career as a welfare specialist or psychological counselor. We have the benefit of accumulated experience and results of a medical specialist education and the combined environment of medical health and welfare as well as an education in psychology at Suzuka University of Medical Science.

The purpose of the department is to educate specialists with true humanity who will use their specialized skills and knowledge to sympathetically and holistically understand people who need support or help. We also aim to train students to provide client-centered support including counseling by cooperating and collaborating with specialists such a doctors, nurses, radiological technologists, registered dieticians, physical therapists, clinical engineers and so on. Therefore this department needs students who well recognize the ideals of the department foundation statements and have the enthusiasm to contribute to medical and welfare fields in the future.

Curriculum Flow
Year 1
Students learn basics of social work.
Students deepen their understanding on “social work” at a site of medical and welfare services as well as acquiring basic knowledge as medical specialists.
Learning the basics
Year 2
Students broaden the value as social workers.
Students understand the importance of “value, knowledge and skills” which are required of social workers and study “supporting method in the position of clients and those concerned” by means of case studies.
Learning in practical situations
Year 3
Students understand “a person” through clinical practice.
Students practice the theories and skills they have learned at medical or welfare site. They deepen their understanding of the circumstances of not only the clients but also their families through their direct “voices” at the site of practice.
Acquiring practical ability
Year 4
They pursue the goal of being specialists who can contribute in a variety of fields.
They consider the roles of social workers through practices in medical and other facilities. They also conduct graduation research deepening their study and aim to pass national examination.
Connecting their learning to practice