The Graduate School of Health Sciences organically fuses the following disciplines: clinical laboratory medicine, nursing, medical radiation sciences, rehabilitation, clinical engineering, and medical management and information science. In light of the university’s philosophy, “Our creativity for the people.(DOKUSOUICHIRI),” we are committed to improving healthcare and developing culture among people in Japan through the mastery of academic theories related to health sciences by learning and researching these theories and the application thereof. We nurture highly skilled, internationally renowned professionals, researchers, and teachers as specialists in various fields. These individuals possess broad problem-solving skills, specialized practical skills, and rich human personalities.
Educational and research aims
In light of our institution’s mission to have students “Our creativity for the people.(DOKUSOUICHIRI),” Fujita Health University aims to improve health and develop culture among people in Japan through the mastery of academic theories related to health sciences by learning and researching such theories and the application thereof. Fujita Health University also aims to nurture highly skilled professionals, leaders of organizations, researchers, and teachers to become specialists in various fields of health science.
The Master’s course, Major in health sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences aims to nurture talented individuals who specialize in health sciences and who can work in the following broad disciplines: clinical laboratory medicine, nursing, medical radiation sciences, rehabilitation, clinical engineering, and medical management and information science.
Specialist roles are increasingly detailed in clinical practice. It is therefore understood that as they are central to the health sciences, the six disciplines of the course are required to be linked with each other so that professionals in these disciplines can mutually understand and collaborate with each other. The program provides education from a broad perspective through courses on the nature of health services and healthcare. This program aims to train students to become specialists with the capacity to provide integrated healthcare services as health professionals. Through the development of professional ethics, these individuals are trained to respect human lives in acquiring the knowledge and techniques of healthcare and medicine. Students are trained to cultivate the following skillsets:
1. Advanced problem-exploration skills that allow them to understand the current situation as well as future prospects of the healthcare and medical areas that are most relevant to their chosen specialist role
2. A detailed understanding of the nature of healthcare and deep practical experience and skills to apply knowledge to practice through the study of areas that are closely related to healthcare and practical science
3. The ability to think logically and other academic skills that will allow them to keep up with academic research as researchers, teachers, and/or highly skilled professionals in the healthcare- and medicine-related disciplines
The Master’s course, Major in health sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences is seeking prospective students who possess the following traits:
1. A proactive approach to learning and exploring issues with deep interest in and a passion for the various disciplines of health sciences in addition to clinical laboratory medicine, nursing, medical radiation sciences, rehabilitation, clinical engineering, and medical management and information science
2. A deep understanding of their own research themes and a dedication to work diligently and continuously toward new findings and facts
3. A desire to become “excellent healthcare professionals” who will take the lead in team-based healthcare as highly skilled professionals and leaders of organizations within any discipline of health sciences. Those who aim to become teachers and researchers must have a desire to contribute to the community for the purpose of developing the health sciences discipline.
The Master’s course, Major in health sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences comprises the following six disciplines for a specialty in healthcare: clinical laboratory medicine, nursing, medical radiation sciences, rehabilitation, clinical engineering, and medical management and information science. The first year of each course focuses on developing problem-exploration skills, problem-solving skills, and logical thinking skills, all of which will allow students to keep up with the advancement of academic research. This year-long course includes advanced lectures and paper reading (practice) to teach students about the latest knowledge, theories, and technologies pertaining to their chosen disciplines. In the second year, students will primarily work on special research projects based on what they have learned in the first year to develop skills to complete a master’s project or an individual research project through trial and error and continuous hard work. Considering the necessity of mutual understanding and collaboration between specialist healthcare professionals who take the lead in modern team-based healthcare services, the program also includes electives for students to proactively gain the specialist knowledge required in other disciplines. Special lectures are given by invited experts so that postgraduate students from all disciplines may study the latest topics from a broad perspective and in a cross-disciplinary manner. These lectures are categorized as “health sciences seminars” and are deemed as mandatory units.
Thus, the Master’s course provides education with the aim of nurturing health professionals who have practical skills as specialists, advanced communication skills, broad problem-exploration skills and the ability to provide intellectual leadership at clinical, education, and research sites.
The requirements for conferment of the Master’s degree, Major in health sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences are completion of the given number of years of enrollment in the Master’s course, Major in health sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences; completion of the given number of units according to the stated philosophy and objectives of education; passing research outcome assessments; and the final examination for the dissertation or any special assignments. For a student to be eligible for the final examination, the student must have acquired the following skills:
1. Skills to proactively explore problems and issues in the specialist discipline,
2. Skills to profoundly understand preceding studies together with academic knowledge from a broad perspective,
3. Skills to set up and implement novel (innovative) goals and research methods
4. Skills to develop coherent logic
5. Skills to conduct research in the student’s area of specialty or engage in a profession that requires advanced technical knowledge