|School of Medicine|
School of MedicineSubjects
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Anatomy and Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology and Pharmacology, Social and Environmental Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Developmental Medicine, Bioethics, Sensory and Motor Medicine, Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry, Integrated Medicine
School of Health SciencesCourses
Course of Nursing, Course of Radiological Sciences, Course of Medical Laboratory Sciences
|Graduate School of Medical Sciences|
Master’s CourseMedical Sciences
Doctoral CourseMedical Sciences
|Graduate School of Health Sciences|
Master’s CourseNursing, Radiological Sciences, Medical Laboratory Sciences
Doctoral CourseNursing, Radiological Sciences, Medical Laboratory Sciences
School of Medicine
The School of Medicine comprises the two subschools: the six-year School of Medicine and four-year School of Health Sciences. Graduates from the former become medical physicians after passing the National Examination for Medical Practitioners, while graduates from the latter become nurses, radiological technicians, and clinical technologists after passing the national examination for their specialty.
The School of Medicine has produced over 10,000 graduates since it was established as the independent Kumamoto Medical School in 1896. Specialized instruction in the field of medicine is conducted by faculty members of Medical and Life Sciences. The medical school constructs a curriculum framework that mostly reflects actual medical research and medical care. The curriculum focuses on fostering medical doctors who acquire a high level of personal communication skills. The Center for Medical Education and Research was founded in October 2010 to promote a particular mission for education of medical professionals. This Education Center carries out the research on educational systems, the curriculum reform of medical school, and education of clinical medicine and practical techniques, etc.
The School of Health Sciences was reorganized and established in October 2003 from the College of Allied Health Science (which includes the advanced course for Midwifery) and Nursing teacher training course of Faculty of Education. The school aims to provide a spiritually rich education based on respect for life and humanity, along with a high level of specialized knowledge, and is cultivating medical staff, researchers, and educators that are highly qualified to be able to contribute to many facets of society as members of medical teams.