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Educational Objectives and System

The Yokohama City University School of Medicine aims to contribute to the development of society and the prosperity of humanity by developing students into individuals who can contribute to both local and global society and by pursuing creative research. To accomplish these goals, the school strives to serve as a center of learning that passes on knowledge and technology concerning medicine, nursing, and treatment and to foster more advanced academic knowledge, morality, and practicality.

Personal Development Objectives and Diploma Policy

The mission of the School of Medicine is to contribute to the advancement of medicine and nursing; to train medical practitioners who will offer the best, most up-to-date medicine available while focusing on commitment and service to the patient; and to educate the young people who will be responsible for the medicine and treatment of the future. Everything is for the patients. We will train students who will not only have an impact locally, but who will also have an impact on the world as a whole. The Medical Course strives to serve as a center of learning and train students with integrity and morality while endowing them with knowledge, techniques, and abilities in the fields of medicine and treatment. Additionally, the Medical Course aims to endow students with the ability to successfully contribute to both local and global society, to pursue creative research, and to develop students into individuals who will become leaders in the fields of medicine and treatment and contribute to the development of society and the prosperity of humanity. The Nursing Course aims to train students whose sophistication will nourish the power to think about issues from a variety of different perspectives, whose morality will enable them to respect the dignity of life and individuals, who will have a global perspective, whose nursing knowledge and techniques will be highly advanced, who will practice nursing according to scientifc thinking, and who will contribute to the health and prosperity of people in the local society.

Curriculum of Medical Studies

The curriculum consists of "General Prerequisite" for the fi rst year and "Specialized Medical Subject" for the second year. During the general
prerequisite course, medical students take liberal arts classes with students of other divisions to acquire general knowledge and skills to discover/solve problems. This course prepares them to become physicians rich in humanity
and high in social skills. The specialized medical subject course follows the guideline "Medical Education Model Core Curriculum", which is recommended by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The basic medical curriculum aims to enhance communication skills as a leader of team medical care. The basic/clinical curriculum is comprised of courses where students acquire knowledge about medicine and medical care as well as the importance of medical safety and community medical care. Furthermore, the advanced course focuses on developing the ability of thinking logically. All curricula are designed to foster human resources who will contribute to the advancement of medical care and medicines.

Enhanced training program

We off er a training program at two university hospitals and twelve major hospitals in Kanagawa Prefecture.

College of Nursing

Our curriculum is meant to foster human resources who will be able to take initiatives to promote health care and welfare of the community while keeping up with advanced medical care innovations.

Curriculum of College of Nursing

The curriculum of the College of Nursing covers every nursing procedure required in everyone’s life-stage. In the course of General Prerequisite,
nursing students take classes with the students of International Arts and International Studies to develop human qualities and a broad sense of values. The specialized basic course off ers classes about fundamental knowledge about
health and related subjects. Specialized courses start with "Fundamental Nursing for Healthy Living", which is the basis of nursing treatment.
Then, the students move on to the "Advanced Nursing for Health Living", which covers seven distinctive area of studies including "adult nursing", "maternal nursing", "pediatric nursing", "elderly nursing", "psychiatric nursing", "homecare nursing", and "community nursing." Finally, in the "Integrated Nursing for Health Living", students study these fields in a cross-sectional manner and work on their graduation thesis while acquiring advanced skills.

Learning practical skills through clinical training

specialized knowledge and techniques starts from their fi rst year. Throughout this training program, students will be able to learn each role of nursing related to occupations and collaboration required in a healthcare team.

Qualifi cation and career

Students will be qualifi ed to take the National Examination for Registered Nurses and Public Health Nurses upon completion of the course. The demand for nurses in our society is high and people who wish to pursue their career as a nurse will not have problems fi nding a job. It is also possible to pursue studies at graduate schools.