The School of Health Care Sciences offers both Nursing Sciences and Medical Technology courses. This school has a long history: the Nursing Department was founded as a technical school in 1951, and the Medical Department was similarly founded in 1962. The School of Health Care Sciences was later established as a four-year program, in 1989. Both Nursing Sciences and Medical Technology have expanded to become Japan's top-notch educational institutions in their respective fields. Over 30 years have passed since its establishment, and numerous people have graduated—among them, many have become university professors and associate professors.
We are the only national university specializing in medical and dental studies, and first-year students at Konodai Campus in Chiba even take interdepartmental liberal arts courses. Second-year and upper-division students at Yushima Campus take courses in specialized subjects and get hands-on practice at university hospitals and other medical institutions, etc., where they gain specialized knowledge and technological skills, along with the ethics and empathy they need as medical professionals. Another strong point of this school is our short-term overseas training and study abroad programs, among others, that aim to nurture rich internationality and develop global leaders in the international healthcare field. Graduates can move on to get national qualifications as nurses, public health nurses, medical laboratory scientists, etc., and go out into society in such positions. Specific paths they can take include working in clinical settings, going to graduate school, and working at companies. However, we expect them to move into leadership positions in their respective fields and contribute to society in the future.
Dr. Yuki Sumi, Director of the School of Health Care Sciences
School of Health Care Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University