Faculty of Health Sciences/Graduate School of Health Sciences/Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Features of Health Sciences Curriculum

Educational objective

  1. To cultivate rich and balanced individuals.
  2. Comprehensive perspective and special knowledge of medicine,to acquire technical skills.
  3. International perspective to train health workers.
  4. Frontier spirit with educators to develop leaders.

Curriculum design

Features of curriculum

  1. To foster medical education, ethics and sensitivity.
  2. To educate students who can understand the relationship between the environment and human health.
  3. To foster highly specialized medical care.
  4. To foster an international view of medicine.
  5. To promote medical research and education.

Subjects expansion

To exercise the fourth year of foreign language, “liberal arts”, a consistent mathematical physics education system as a classroom course is open, comprehensive courses in general education courses by subject matter of common practice foreign languages department of chemical biology course natural science experiments, such as “basic subjects”, introduction to health care, social security and welfare theory, international health, “department of general topics”, each of the major “professional subjects” largely be divided into four subjects.

(1) Liberal arts

① Topic oriented subjects

Topics ranging from a single thematic subjects in different subjects, “Pure Culture” as the core of awareness and expertise of each instructor’s general education and deployment. The following five subjects are offered: “Speculation” and “Historical Viewpoint”, “Art and Literature”, “Public Awareness” and “World Science and Technology”.

② Comprehensive subjects

Comprehensive courses in the field together with multiple subjects. “Environmental and Human Beings”, “Health and Society”, “Human Culture” and “Special Lecture” have been offered.

③ General education exercise

Students learn how to study in the first year by taking advantage of a variety of small-class exercises.

④ Technical writing

We aim to improve logical expression in Japanese and technical paper writing. Reading papers and reports based on observations and corrections by instructors with repeated feedback.

⑤ Common subjects

Subjects that are essential to learn basic literacy (writing ability and logical processing power, etc.) aimed at the acquisition of other specialized subjects.

⑥ Foreign language curriculum and language exercise

Foreign language courses for bilingual practice is compulsory. To learn foreign languages and literature reading skills and to raise communication ability with foreigners, it is important to acquire a deeper understanding of different cultures in international society.

(2) Basic subjects

As they are basic subjects, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc, are taught and tested systematically in order to provide the necessary foundation of knowledge and learning in science.

(3) Japanese language and circumstances

Course for foreign students.

Common subjects of the department

Along with knowledge and technical skill, we strive to foster the education of medical technology, improve educational results, and study the basis of medicine and treatment with technical cooperation between students belonging to 2 to 5 divisions in a training session.

In particular, in the first year course, “Introduction to Health”, early clinical experience is gained by gathering students into a mixed groups, conducting a tour of medical facilities, to experience each medical technology and to learn about the respective roles of technicians.

Specialized subjects

While developing each professional’s balanced human spirit, a general medical outlook and special knowledge and technology are gained. Extensive lectures, exercises and practice are conducted to ensure that each clinical topic is mastered step by step. In this way we hope to improve the future with a frontier spirit.

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