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Graduate School of Health Sciences

Admissions Policy

The Graduate School of Health Sciences aims to develop practitioners and researchers with high levels of specialized knowledge, practical skills and research skills to contribute to the development of nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy and the improvement of quality in health, medical care and welfare services. To accomplish this, individuals with the following qualities are sought:
1. Individuals who have a deep interest in issues related to health, medical care and welfare services and desire to develop and solve problems in those fields
2. Individuals who have professional knowledge and skills in nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy and have critical/logical thinking skills and scientific curiosity
3. Individuals who wish to acquire outstanding practical skills in their specialized fields to respond to diversified and complicated human needs
4. Individuals who have a genuine sense of humanity and ethics and wish to contribute to people’s heath from an international perspective

Diploma Policy

The Graduate School of Health Sciences confers a degree to individuals who have acquired the required credits in each specialized course, passed the review of their research achievements (e.g., theses), and fulfill the following.
(Master’s Program)
1. The ability to identify a study subject in their specialized field and implement the study based on a theoretical background
2. The ability to apply research findings to education, research and practice
3. An outstanding ability as a practitioner in the specialized field
(Doctoral Program)
1. A high level of research capability and deep knowledge in the specialized field
2. The ability to plan, implement and manage research with a creative perspective
3. The ability to present research findings domestically and internationally

Curriculum Policy

In order to develop human resources with the abilities listed in the diploma policy, the Graduate School of Health Sciences organizes and implements a curriculum based on the policy outlined below.
1. To teach advanced, broad knowledge and skills by offering highly professional subjects
2. To develop scientific problem-solving ability through the development of advanced research processes
3. To develop skills as an educator through opportunities to be involved in educational activities (e.g., teaching assistant)
4. To foster an ability to cooperate with people in different professions through opportunities for interdisciplinary exchanges
5. To develop presentation and communication skills through opportunities to give presentations domestically and internationally (e.g., oral defense of a dissertation, academic conferences) and to write papers

Course Details (Graduate School of Health Sciences)

The Graduate School of Health Sciences, Sapporo Medical University offers master's and Doctoral programs for two specialty fields that involve Nursing, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in more than 20 research areas. The Graduate School of Health Sciences established Master’s programs in Nursing, and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in 1998, and established Doctoral programs in Nursing in 2007, and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in 2000.
For more detailed information and degree requirements, please contact the following graduate program coordinators: in 2015

Graduate Programs for Nursing

Master program for Nursing

This program consists of two courses, which are the master thesis course and the Certified Nurse Specialist course.
The Master thesis course provide 8 research areas for bright nurses who aspire to become researchers and educators.
The Certified Nurse Specialist course provide 3nurse specialist areas for nurses who intend to become the Certified
Nurse Specialist which certified by Japanese Nursing
Association (JNA), which is the largest nursing professional organization in Japan.
 

  • Research areas of the thesis courses in nursing
    • Women's Health Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Community Health Nursing
    • Adult Health Nucrsing
    • Geriatric Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Nursing Education
    • Basic and Applied Medical Sciences 
  • Research areas of Certified Nurse Specialist course in nursing
    • Critical Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing

Doctoral program for Nursing

This program has four major research fields in 8 specialized research areas.

  • Research fields and areas in Doctoral program for Nursing
  • Special Topics of Nursing Education
  • Special Topics of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences
  • Special Topics of Clinical Application Nursing ◦Women's Health Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Adult Health Nursing
    • Geriatric Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
  •   Special Topics of Community Health Nursing 

Graduate Programs for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

The Graduate Programs for Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy involve master program and Doctoral program.
These two programs are in close cooperation with each other to promote research. This program has 13 specialized research areas for health sciences related to physical therapy and occupational therapy. All of research fields have master program and doctoral program. This program contributes therapists and health providers who aspire to become researchers, educators, health providers and also clinicians who are able to provide health services based on academic and scientific skill.

Research fileds and areas in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

  •  Advanced Physical Therapy for Neurological Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities
  •  Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
  •  Biomechanics
  •  Central nervous system dysfunction
  •  Sports Physical Therapy (Cardiac physical therapy included)
  •  Measurement and Technology in Rehabilitation
  •  Human Activities and Therapeutic process
  •  Neurophysiology for physical and mental function
  •  Psychiatric rehabilitation
  •  Older people and community health science
  •  Occupational Science
  •  Sensory-Motor Science and Sports Neuroscience
  •  Community and Human Life Science