Graduate School of Medicine
Research in Graduate School
In April 2001, the fields of specialization were broadened in order to cope with advances in medical science and medical practice. The initial setup included five specialties (physiology, pathology, social medicine, internal medicine and surgery) and 39 subjects with an enrollment capacity of 31 students. This was changed to three specialties consisting of comprehensive research areas in which basic and advanced research results are used in clinical disciplines (community health and comprehensive medicine, molecular and organ regulation, and signal transduction medicine). These three specialties are further subdivided into 11 sub-specialties (49 subjects) with an enrollment capacity of 50 students.
In April 2008, the Medical Science Course (Master's Course) will be opened. The new Doctoral Courses that will be established include, five clinical oncology courses along with the Clinical Research Course and Medical Science Course.
Graduate School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy （Master Course/Doctor Course）
The Master's Course of the Graduate School of Health Sciences was established in April 1998 for the purpose of providing students with profound knowledge from a broad perspective and cultivating research capability for their specialties or skills necessary for occupations that require high expertise. In 2006, the Certified Nursing Specialist Course was established.
The purpose of the Doctoral Courses of the Graduate School is to foster research capabilities necessary for the students to conduct independent research activities in their major fields or engage in other highly professional tasks, and to acquire knowledge that forms the basis of such capabilities. The Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Occupational Therapy, and the Department of Nursing were established in April 2000 and April 2006, respectively.
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