Graduate School

Educational Policy

At the Graduate School of Medical Research, we explore the theory and application of academia relevant to the fields of nursing and medicine. At the school of medicine, we endeavor to cultivate in our researchers an abundance of knowledge and a high level of research competency that will enable them to conduct research independently. At the school of nursing, our focus is on the development of nurses who have a broad perspective and a rich knowledge with a passion for human nature, coupled with a high level of expertise and research competency. It is our mission to contribute to the advancement of medicine and nursing studies and to the improvement of public welfare services.


Doctoral Course   (Medical Science)
Admission Quota: 30
(standard course term: 4 years)

Through the Doctoral Course in Medical Science, students are expected to develop the high level of research competency, abundant knowledge and passion for human nature required of leading medical professionals in addition to the skills and expertise required of clinicians.

  1. Medical Research Course
    The purpose of this course is to cultivate in students a high level of research competency, an abundance of knowledge and a passion for human nature enabling them to conduct creative, independent research in specialized areas of medicine. Through studying a wide range of concepts, expert knowledge and methodologies, the students will acquire the skills necessary for the execution of excellent research.
  2. Medical Oncologist Training Cours
    The course objective is the training of specialist oncologists who are thoroughly familiar with the subject of cancer care, can promote community partnerships, and aspire to serving the community. The students will also become capable of conducting research, planning clinical trials, and transmitting results from the Sanin region.
  3. Medical Specialist Training Course
    The focus of this course is the training of expert clinicians through a combination of clinical studies and research with a view to acquiring certification. By studying clinical medicine through the topics of pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, surgical procedure, and medical statistics, the students will acquire specialized knowledge, skills and moral values in addition to the ability to make accomplishments in clinical research.
  4. Course for Community Healthcare Leader
    The aim of this course is the cultivation of community healthcare leaders through research concerned with cohort studies of lifestyle-related diseases, arteriosclerosis related to ageing, dementia, and epidemiology, in addition to training at medical and educational institutions at home and abroad. Through such research and training, students will acquire the leadership skills and research capabilities necessary for fulfillment of leadership duties in the field of community healthcare.

Masters Course   (Medical Science)
Admission Quota: 15
(standard course term: 2 years)

The purpose of this course is to educate bachelors of non-medical courses about medicine from the perspective of a comprehensive and academic science. Our basic policy is to utilize the research and educational outcomes achieved at the university and in the community to benefit the education and training of our students.

  1. Medical Research Course
    This course is designed to educate students of different backgrounds through a medical lens instilling basic and specialized medical knowledge so that they can contribute to research and education initiatives, social enterprises and corporate activities that deal with social problems such as population change and human health.
  2. Oncology Pharmacology Course
    This course, having been established in Heisei Year 20, trains students who have earned the license to practice pharmacy and those who are capable of qualifying for the Certified Pharmacist in Oncology Pharmacy course.
  3. Coordinator Course for Community Medicine
    This course, having been established in Heisei year 21, trains coordinators who can support community healthcare by assisting the nurses and doctors working in local and prefectural communities.
  4. Instructor Course of Medical Simulation
    This course, having been established in Heisei year 23, trains students to become instructors of medical simulation. The students will become able to pursue work at the skills support centers of medical universities and institutions, or become engaged in pre-clinical training medical simulations at the relevant training institutions.
  5. Medical Staff Course for Integrated Community Health Care System
    This course, having been established in Heisei year 27, is designed to develop medical professionals who have the ability to identify and solve problems relating to healthcare, suggest appropriate ideas of industrial design for administration, and practice efficient managerial duties despite hospital limited resources, while addressing the issues of patient safety and improvement of medical care.

Doctoral Course late semester course (Nursing)
Admission Quota: 2
(standard course term: 3 years)

The course objective is to develop educational researchers who will contribute to the realization of an ageing society where people can lead enriching lives, by working towards the improvement of nursing care and by   conducting high-standard creative research in nursing for the study of gerontology.

Our aim is to contribute to the solving of the many health problems confronting Japanese society as a result of its ageing society through the creative exploration of these problems, development of healthcare methodologies and practice models, and the generation of nursing ethics in collaboration with a practical structured system that enables the success of these practices.


Doctoral Course early semester (nursing)
Admission Quota: 12
(standard course term: 2 years)

The course objective is the cultivation of individuals with a rich sense of humanity coupled with a broad perspective, possessing excellent practical nursing skills and creative research capabilities and the ability to carry out research in nursing studies from a scientific point of view.

  1. Human Care and Nursing Skills Course
    From the perspective of improving the quality of Human Care and Nursing Care, we educate and conduct research, deepening our understanding of Nursing Support through exploration of the theories, technologies, and educational methodologies related to nursing support and the study of interpersonal relationships which are at the core of nursing practice.
  2. Nursing Administration Course
    The aim of this course is to conduct education and research with the aim of further enhancing the development of administrative skills in nursing practice. By learning the theories and methodologies of nursing administration practice students will acquire the skills to plan, organize, adjust, and control in systems of nursing administration towards the provision of optimum nursing care. Students who complete the course that have more than 3 years nursing experience earn the right to apply for the examination of Certified Nursing Administrator.
  3. Community and Public Health Nursing Course
    The aim of this course is to conduct education and research related to nursing care policies necessary for the effective delivery of high-quality healthcare and welfare services to individuals, families, schools, and workplaces for the promotion of the well-being of people in the community. Also, working towards the improvement of homecare patient lifestyles, we also cover the study of professional nursing care.
  4. Child Health and Maternal Nursing Course
    The aim of this course is to conduct education and research related to policies that support the healthy development of mother and child relationships. From the perspective of lifelong development, students will learn about the theories and acquire the newest knowledge concerning the health conditions of expectant and nursing mothers and their children.
  5. Adult Health Nursing Course
    The focus of this course is on conducting education and research to highlight the problems and deepen understanding of adult diseases while studying the policies and systems of nursing support that have been put in place to respond to changes in medical care and living environments.
  6. Gerontological Nursing Course
    The aim of this course is to conduct education and research whereby students can improve their managerial capacity to help co-ordinate the care of elderly patients and their families. Students study the theories and methodologies of Gerontological Nursing Care and assess the relationship between the illnesses suffered by the elderly and their lifestyle habits.
  7. Gerontological Certified Nurse Specialist Course
    The aim of this course is to develop Clinical Nurse Specialists that have the ability to deal with ethical issues, adjust methods of care to meet patient needs, conduct research, educate medical staff, and demonstrate expertise in working towards the improvement of nursing care. They will also have a good capacity for judgment, good problem-solving skills, and show enthusiasm for the development of elderly care.


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