Graduate School of Medicine

educational objectives

The Graduate School of Medicine aims to contribute to the development of society by developing students into individuals who can contribute to both local and global society and by contributing research results. To accomplish these goals, the school strives to develop more advanced academic knowledge and practical skills from a foundation of medical and scientific knowledge and technology.

Graduate School of Medicine: Master's Degree Program

The Master's Degree Program is a two-year course, established for university graduates other than those in the School of Medicine Medical Course, who wish to pursue research in medicine and life sciences. The purpose is not to train clinical practitioners; the enrolled students come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including physics, pharmacology and engineering. On successfully completing the course, students advance to the Doctoral Degree Program, take up R&D posts in companies or research institutes, etc., or become active as high-level specialist professionals in hospitals. While there are courses offering research on life sciences in physics curricula at various universities (including YCU), the characteristic of the Graduate School of Medicine is that it handles research fields focused more on "humans".

Graduate School of Medicine: Doctoral Degree Program

The aim of the four-year Doctoral Degree Program is to equip graduates from the School of Medicine Medical Course (or, in other cases, a completer of the Master’s Degree Program or the Doctoral Degree Stage I Program) with practical ability in high-level medical research, enabling them to contribute to the ceaseless advance of medicine. The Program covers a wide range of research fields, including genome and gene science, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, immunology, cancer science, regenerative science and social sciences. Students learn the most up-to-date methodology and research techniques, and research the mechanisms of life phenomena, development of new therapies and drugs, methods of disease prevention, and so on. This Program features collaborative graduate study with Yokohama National University, the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA), the National Institute of Radiological Sciences and RIKEN, to further advance our research.

Department of Nursing: Master's Degree Program

The Department of Nursing Master's Degree Program is designed for nursing professionals in actual employment (or those who have a nursing license and plan to enter sites of practice); it cultivates human resources who will acquire high-level practical nursing skills and practical nursing research ability, and who will be able to reform sites of practice. The program is mainly concerned with training high-level practical nursing professionals who can meet the needs of residents in the international city of Yokohama, and includes elements of advanced healthcare nursing (infectious disease nursing, cancer nursing, maternity nursing) and community life support nursing (psychiatric nursing, community nursing). Of these, the educational content in the three areas of infectious disease nursing, cancer nursing and psychiatric nursing are designed to train specialist nursing professionals. Among others, we have also introduced a long-term course completion system, enabling nursing professionals to take up their studies while remaining in employment.

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Joint Graduate School of Medicine Program

Yokohama City University (YCU) Graduate School of Medicine is engaged in Joint Graduate School Programs with various establishments. Click on the button below to find out more.

personal development objectives

The Graduate School of Medicine aims to develop students into individuals who will contribute to the development of society by teaching them what they will need to know to contribute to both local and global society and by contributing research results. To accomplish these goals, the school strives to develop more advanced academic knowledge and practical skills from a foundation of medical and scientifc knowledge and technology.

researchers list

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