A medical technologist performs laboratory tests of blood or urine and physiological function tests such as electrocardiogram or ultrasound sonography. A medical technologist is required to perform quick and accurate testing because doctors diagnose or create treatment plans based on the clinical test data. There is also an increasing number of medical laboratory technologists who go on to obtain more specialized qualifications such as those of a cytotechnologist or medical sonographer.
As the medical profession becomes increasingly diversified, more is expected of nurses as specialists with greater knowledge and skills. The role of public health nurses, who promote the health of the local community, is increasing in importance in this aging society, and an even higher level of expertise is required. Faculty of Nursing students will acquire basic skills sufficient for proceeding to graduate school to further develop their expertise.
A radiologic technologist is a specialized healthcare professional who performs diagnostic medical imaging such as X-ray, CT, and MRI and also participates in radiation therapy for cancer. A radiologic technologist, as a medical staff member, must have good qualities to support team medical practice by closely working with doctors and other professionals and also must have high-level expertise in medical radiation techniques. Therefore, it is our goal to train compassionate and kind professionals who are equipped with these qualities and expertise.
Physical therapy major
A physical therapist works with patients suffering from mental and physical disabilities due to illnesses or accidents. While supporting the goal of restoring patients' motor functions as well as basic movements, including sitting, standing up, and walking, a physical therapist provides exercise therapy and physical therapy, such as massage, and heat and electrical stimulation treatments. To maintain or improve the quality of daily life and sports performance, a physical therapist also provides rehabilitation advice and services. Since many patients have difficulty dealing with the loss of physical functions, a physical therapist must be compassionate and sensitive in order to provide psychological support.
Occupational therapy major
An occupational therapist, like a physical therapist, works with patients suffering from mental and physical disabilities. To support the independence of patients, an occupational therapist provides exercise programs to train movements in daily-life situations including eating, changing clothes, and toilet activities. With the goal of rehabilitating the patients at home or in the community, an occupational therapist also provides various activities such as handicraft to improve patients' mental functioning, especially their higher brain functions, as well as their physical functioning. There are also cases where an occupational therapist provides occupational training when their goal is social rehabilitation.
A clinical engineer is a relatively new profession which was created in 1987. A clinical engineer not only maintains and carries out safety inspections on medical equipment that continues to grow in complexity but also contributes to patient treatment in the front line by operating medical devices such as respirators, heart-lung machines, dialyzers, and so on with doctors and other medical professionals. A clinical engineer must make an effort to continually improve the quality of his/her skills and knowledge in order to comfortably handle these increasingly complex machines.
At every hospital, a large number of healthcare staff provide medical care to patients within the scope of their professions. The progress of their treatment is recorded as health information. A health information manager closely examines and manages such health information and processes and analyzes it so that it can be used for many purposes. A healthcare information technologist creates, operates, and manages a medical information communication system that allows medical staff to accurately collect, process, and transmit health information. Both types of professionals are expected to have high-level management capabilities that are related to hospital management.